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Avoidable culture of violence in Bihar: festivals like Saraswati Pooja turn into riots!

    Saraswati immersion: a gentler moment! Patna: it is becoming increasingly clear that the Bihar urban society has outsourced its festivals to the gangs of delinquent youth. These are often groups in neighbourhood that put up competitive stalls, collect their funds using rough methods and turn the festival atmosphere into all male discos. As if this is not bad enough, the merriment often leads to shows of violence, which are seen as part of the spectacle. Matters like who leads the procession, who gets to immerse the idol first can lead to deadly violence on days when the groups turn... 

Chhath in Chandigarh

    Chhath travels with Biharis Chandigarh: After celebrating the brother-sister bond on Bhaidooj on Tuesday, it is now time for the festival of four-day fasting – Chhat Puja. Considered very auspicious by Bihari families residing in the city, the festival would commence from Wednesday onwards with the ritual “nahaye-khaye”, and go on till Saturday morning with various rituals lined in between. On Wednesday, people would leave behind all the vices and take to good habits for four days. With the early morning bath (nahaye), they will purify themselves and give away all... 

Shrawani Mela begins: Bihar’s ‘Bol Bam’ month!

    The Bol Bam route Sultanganj, Bhagalpur: after Chhath, Shrawani Mela is perhaps the biggest annual event in Bihar. The month-long Shrawani Mela was officially declared open by the revenue and land reforms minister Ramai Ram at Sirhighat in Sultanganj amidst huge gathering of kanwarias and chanting of ‘bol bum’ mantra on Tuesday. The participants called Kanwariya trek long distances carrying Ganges water and are often at the mercy of the elements as they move. The governments have over the years made efforts for safety and security, stay, health camps, drinking... 
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