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Bengali New Year celebrates across Tripura with pomp and gaiety

Agartala, Apr 15 (UNI) Bengali New Year 1426 and Biju festival of Chakma tribes of Northeast, has been celebrated across Tripura today with pomp and gaiety amid high voltage election campaign for East Tripura tribal reserved parliamentary constituency.
Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma have greeted people on the occasions separately and wished them for prosperous year ahead. While rural parts of Tripura celebrated Charrak and Gajan (folk lore based on mythology of wedding ceremony of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva), several cultural organizations host year ending and welcome of new year.
Hindu believers beeline in the temple since morning and fun-fairs organised on all major streets of the cities and towns since last night. The pious businessmen cleaned up their shops and establishment last night and this morning opened those after offering puja to Lord Ganesh.
With people clad in colorful dresses, visiting fairs, attending folk performances and wishing each other well-being will mark the celebration in keeping with the original Bangla calendar. To set the mood for the special day, Rabindra Sangeet tunes have been played live through the day.
Each house has laid out grand menu- a variety of lip-smacking traditional foods to set the taste buds tingling on Bengali New Year’s beginning.
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