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Tripura observes Bengali New Year with pomp and gaiety
TIWN April 15, 2019
Tripura observes Bengali New Year with pomp and gaiety
PHOTO : Halkhata tradition observed at Laxmi Narayan Bari, Agartala. TIWN Pic April 15

AGARTALA, April 15 (TIWN): People all across Tripura are busy in celebrating the Bengali New Year with full enthusiasm.

With celebration on full swing, people all across the state are observed busy in decorating their houses and visiting their relative’s houses to take blessing of the elders.

It is to be mentioned here that The Bengali New Year is known as Pohela Boishakh, the Tamil New Year is Puthandu, the Malayalam New Year as Vishu and the Assamese New Year is Bohag Bihu.

On this day, people wear new cloths and visit the temple to take blessings on the first day of the year.

However, they also exchange gifts among the family members, friends and the close one.

Bengalis of all religious persuasions celebrate this secular holiday with music, song and, of course, plenty of good food.

Marked with celebrations throughout the week, the Basanti Puja fervour will be at its peak on Poila Boishakh, which is the first day of Boishakh, the first month of the Bengali calendar.

Bengalis celebrate Pohela Boishakh by greeting ‘Shubho Noboborsho’. In Bengali, ‘Poila’ means first and ‘Boishakh’ is the first and foremost month of the Bengali calendar.

 On this day, businessmen start with fresh trade and business. On this day, the traders conduct special puja in their shop which is called as Haal Khata.

This puja is mainly conducted to make a fresh beginning of a new business year on the day of the celebration of Bengali New Year.

Bengalis all across the world celebrate this day with enthusiasm. Following the tradition, young ones touch the feet of their elders as a mark of respect and don new clothes.

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