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Sunday, September 13, 2009

2013 Durga Puja in Barak Valley Pandal Location Address Association

2013 Barak Valley Durga Puja in Barak Valley Silchar Karimganj Hailakandi Cachar Assam North East

Durga Puja in Barak Valley 
People of Barak Valley are religious. Festival season starts with rakhi purnima and ends with Kali Puja (Diwali or Deepawali). Among all other festivals Durga Puja festival is a big ocassion when people get a change to meet each other, relatives come together, old and new friends meet somewhere during the festival time.

During Durga Pujo many people of Barak Valley living other places of India and abroad comes home to meet their parents and enjoy Durga Puja. There is heavy rush during puja, people have to book tickets in advance. District administrations look after security arrangements and public facility. One thing is amazing that Durga Puja rate of criminal activities drastically comes, water and electricity services also improves and rarely any load shedding.

Bengali cultural associations and clubs organise Durga Puja and collects "chanda" from residents.

Every year Durga Puja is held in all parts of Borak Valley including Silchar (Cachar), Karimganj, Hailakandi, Badarpur, Lakhipur, Lala, Sonai, Kalain, Ratabari, Ramkrishno Nagar etc.

After Durga Puja people also celebrate Lakhi Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali (Deepawali).

Some popular Durga Puja Organisations are:

Silchar : Mitali Shanga, Dakshin Bilpar, Paratham Pally, Sashan Road, Tarun Club etc

Karimganj : Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee, Sarbaneer Durga Puja Committee and Shatavisha, Royal Star, Sreemanta Mandap, Kushiarkul, Madhya Karimganj Durga Puja Committee, Agragami, Jayantika, Sangharshee, Brightstar, Shatavisa, Youth Unity, Subhashnagar Puja Committee, etc

Hailakandi : Tarun Sangha (Hailakandi), Jubo Somiti

Badarpur : RailwayAnandadham Kalibari Puja Committee, Jangla Kalibari Puja Committee, Railway Traffic Colony Puja Committee, GRP Colony Sarbajanin Puja Committee and Badarpur ST Road Durga Puja Committee etc.

In Shillong Durga Puja are also held in puja committees like A.C.Lane Puja Committee, Account and Audit Estate Durga Puja Committee, Asom Kristi Kendra Puja Committee, Assam Hindu Mission Durga Puja Committee, Assam Rifles A.T.O. Puja Committee, Barapathar Durga Puja Committee, Bishnupriya Manipuri Durga Puja Committee, Burma Line Durga Puja Committee, Greater Polo Hills Forest Colony Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee, Hatath Colony Durga Puja Committee etc.


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About Barak Valley 
Barak Valley is located in the Southern part of Assam. The chief city of the valley is Silchar. Barak Valley consists of three districts, namely Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar.  The valley is named after the river Barak. Karimganj is the second largest town in the valley and it is considered as the cultural center of Barak Valley.  Barak Valley's three sides are separated by Assam by the hills and by the Bangladesh international border.  Barak valley is economically the most backward region of the country.
Language spoken here at Barak Valley is Bengali. Bishnupriya Manipuri is another language that is spoken by the trivial population in Barak Valley.  In the valley, nearly 50 percent of the people are Hindu; about 46 percent people are Muslim and rest 4 percent are of different community.  In Cachar most Hindu people live where in districts of Haliakandi and karimgunj the Muslims are in majority.  Other than Bengali, Barak Valley is the home land of Hmar, Kacharis and manipuries.
Here at Barak Valley history of Islam and Muslims has a long story. In the early 14th century, half of the valley was under the rule of Turk-Afghan Empire of Bengal, which continued till the founding of Mughal Dynasty. However, the supremacy of Muslim civilization ended with the introduction of British rule in Bengal. In the year 1947, during independence Barak Valley was divided into two parts the eastern part as Karimgunj whereas the other part fell under the neighboring country, Bangladesh.  Barak Valley is surrounded by hills from three sides while one side is surrounded by the western plain outskirts of Bangladesh.  As per the Nihar ranjan Roy Barak Valley is the expansion of Meghna valley in all ends, from culture and geography.  The citizen of the main city, that is silchar was under the dominance of Bengalis. 

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