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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Kolkata's Old Gajan Festival !

Perhaps Calcutta's oldest Gajan Festival is still held at 

Chatu Babu's Bazar in North Kolkata. 

                                       Program
8th April 20016-Ghot Sthapon & Puja.

9th  "        "    -8am: Puja of Mahadev. 7.30pm: Puja & Jhul Jhanp.

10th "       "   -8am:     "         "          .    "           "     & Kanta Jhanp.

11th"        "  -8am:       "        "                "          "     & Bonti Jhanp.t12th"
                        (Sanyasis will eat fruits & go to Kalighat)

12th"        "  -8.30am Puja of Neel begins. In the evening the Charak Tree is planted.
                    & at night Leelaboti's marriage.

13th "      "  8am: Charak Puja.In the evening the Charak Tree goes round & round
                  with Sanyasis. An old Charak Mela from morning till night is held here.

14th "      " 8am  : Basi Charak Puja. Sanyasis break fasting with Anspanna Bhojan
                 at Chatu Babu Latu Babu's Thakurbari.

Gajan Sanyasis at Chatu Babu's Bari
                                   
'Bhojon' of Sanyasis at Chatu Babu Latu Babu's Thakurbari
after a month long fasting.

                                             

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