Assam: Lakhimpur all set to celebrate Raax Festival
Lakhimpur is all set to celebrate the sacred Raax Festival to glorify the Krishna consciousness and culture to disseminate the perennial message of the power of Bhakti
LAKHIMPUR: With the onset of Raax Purnima on Tuesday, Lakhimpur district is all set to celebrate the sacred Raax Festival to glorify the Krishna consciousness and culture to disseminate the perennial message of the power of Bhakti, which is unconditional, spiritual love to the Supreme Soul. The celebration of the festival marks the Raax Leela of Lord Krishna, which signifies the union of pure beings with the purushottam— the Absolute by transcending the boundary of gender of the mortal body and by immersing all the senses in transcendental love for the lord.
Almost all the Raax Festival Celebration Committees, socio-cultural institutions across the district, including North Lakhimpur and Dhakuakhana subdivisions, have already completed their rehearsals and other arrangements to celebrate the festival from Monday by staging the story of life and divine activities of the Supreme Lord Krishna, during his human incarnation, from his birth to the Raax Leela event.
Batori Butala Parijat Sangha of Salalgaon under the district, which is the second pioneer social and cultural institution staging the Raax festival in the State, will celebrate the festival with a two-day long agenda on Monday and Tuesday. Artistes from the neighbouring villages will take part in the staging of the show of Krishna Leela from his birth to Raax Leela. The organizers informed advanced techniques and technology would be used while staging the shows on the sophisticated double stages. Another prominent socio-cultural institution of the district, Panigaon Pragati Sangha will stage the shows with the participation of women artistes only on Monday. On the other hand, the festival will be celebrated with the co-acts of the male and female artistes on Tuesday. In addition to them, Puberun Sangha of Angarkhowa, Khaga Ranga Mancha, Bocha gaon Gyanoday Samuhik Kendra, Bahpati Ranga Mancha, Madhya Telahi Anchalik Sankari Kala-Kristi Bikash Kendra, Udayan Sangha of Azad-Garehaga, Kumarkota Sati Radhika Kristi Sangha and many other Raax Festival celebration committees under Nowboicha, Laluk, Bihpuriya, Narayanpur, Dhalpur, Boginadi of the district are all set to celebrate the festival from Monday.
However, the celebration of the Raax festival at Basudev Than Naruwa Xatra, the noted Vaishnav Peeth of the Northeast Region, located in Dhakuakhana subdivision of Lakhimpur district, has to be postponed on the designated day due to unavoidable circumstances. The xatra will celebrate the festival on November 13 as per report received from Xatriya Abhijit Goswami. Similarly, Sapotiya Anchalik Raax Utsav Udjapan Samiti will celebrate the festival on November 10 and November 11. Children will stage the shows of Krishna Leela on the first day while the second day shows of the same will be staged by female artistes in Sapotiya Community Ranga Mancha.