The Deodhani festival at Kamakhya temple, Guwahati has started on 19-08-07 where evotees painted their bodies with red colour and carry a goat and pigeon for sacrifice.
It is believed that taking part in this festival gets superficial power from goddess Kamakhya. Kamakhya temple is considered the principle seat of the Hindu cult of Shaktism (Tantra)
There are actually two types of Deodhani nritya. One is a semi-classical dance and the other one is a trance form (not a dance). The Deodhani Dance prevalent in Mangaldoi and southwest Kamrup area, which is linked to the Sukanani Oja-Pali. It is nice to see that the present promoters of this dance have refined it to a readily acceptable art.
One side Railway Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee is insisting on increasing facilities to passenger, specially targetting railway station in West Bengal as more and more station is under upgradation list from her home state. On the other hand, the apathy of whole North-eastern area can be understand from the woes being faced by commuters on Guwahati Rly station. The gateway to north-east is really in bad state, which partially can be justified by late running of trains due to single line position.
But, the condition of platform including coaches of long distance trains is so dirty that condition of daily commuters can easily be imagined. The drinking water available in very few taps in paltform 2-3, in which the water is full of waste-particles. It can't be called as drinking water due to the presence of residual waste in it. So, finally the passengers are forced to depend upon bottled water available with vendors. The nexus between vendors with station management can't be ignored as water bottles is mostly priced higher than MRP written on it.
In totality, the flagship station of North Frontier Rail is quite neglected by railway administration, though the revenue is comparable with other major station of the country. Its time to spend some money back on extending basic facilities to passengers, then only Railway "Shubh yatra" mantra canbe realised.
ULFA’s anti-talk faction on Sunday blamed it all on the government’s divisive policies for the violence in Kokrajhar that claimed the lives of 15 people. In a statement sent to media, the outfit said that the governments have always attempted to divide the people of the state on communal lines and the recent disturbing incidents in Kokrajhar reflect this trend.
According to ULFA, it is sad that in the land where people of different communities and religion have been living in peace and harmony such incidents of violence and hatred was taking place.
8 Sep 2008 - 2:27pm | editor
Today is September 8, 2008. Assam is celebrating the 83rd birth day of music legendary music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika albeit the birthday boy is in Mumbai. Birthday wishes are pouring in for the pride of Assam and Dada Saheb Phalke award winning singer. Several organization on Monday are celebrating the day across the state.
A special screening of a documentary film on the life and works of, produced by Surjya Hazarika was held at the auditorium of the Assam Handloom and Textiles department office on Sunday. The documentary film titled Bihangam Drishtit Dr Bhupen Hazarika throws light on the life and works of the Phalke awardee. Many eventful moments of Dr Hazarika’s life have been covered in the film. The English version if the film titled Dr Bhupen Hazarika: A Living Legend was screened at the St Adrews Hall of London south Gate in July last and won accolades from the viewers.