Tamulpur: Bathou Thansali, a prayer place for the followers of the Bathou religion, was opened on Sunday which was constructed by Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary with his own fund at Bogamati along the Indo-Bhutan border in the district of Baksa.
A statue of Mwnsing Sing Bwrai, religious guru of Bathou religion, has also been installed in the prayer place Bathou Thansali which is the only most statue of this guru in the world. On Sunday, the main gate of the Bathou Thansali was inaugurated. After that the statue of Mwnsing Sing Bwrai was inaugurated by BTC Executive Member Ganesh Kachari in presence of MP Biswajit Daimary, BTC Executive Member Maheswar Basumatary, members of All Bathou Mahasabha and thousands of followers of Bathou religion.
The Life God, plant Siju was enlightened by lighting of lamp by Biswajit Daimary. After that, thousands of people gathered at the prayer ground and sang the prayer song Bathou Aroj with traditional musical instruments. With Bathou Aroj, a spiritual environment was created in Bogamati along the Indo- Bhutan border in Baksa. A meeting was also held on this occasion where MLA of Tamulpur LAC, Emanuel Muloshary, MLA of Paneri LAC, Kamali Rani Basumatary, MLA of Chapaguri LAC, Thaneswar Basumatary, BTC EM Ganesh Kachary, BTC EM Bijitgwara Narzary, MCLA of Nagrijuli BTC constituency, Dharmanarayan Das, GOC of Indian Army Rangia Red Horn Division, Deepak Mehra, Deputy Commissioner of Baksa district, Ranjan Sarma, Superintendent of Police of Baksa district, Prateek Bijoy Kumar Thube, and other dignitaries were present.
Addressing the meeting, Biswajit Daimary said that the Bathou Thansali had been constructed in the picnic spot Bogamati so that everyone who came for picnic could pray. MLA Kamali Rani Basumatary in her speech advised to construct a Shiv Temple in Bogamati picnic spot for Hindus. A ceremonial function was also held where Bodo folk dance and folk songs were performed by singers and artistes.