Raaspurnima utsav ( oldest and historical Raas utsav of JHARIA )
Raja Kali Prasad Singh, the last Raja who had deep faith in Lord Radha Krishna, continued the Raas purnima which was started in the middle of the JHARIA Raj Era.
It was continued by Raja Durga Prasad Singh.( M.B.E) with great pomp and show till one month, in the month of Kartik, Famous Mohan bhog and Anna bhog was made during this month.
People from nearby village and even nearby States also used to come to participate and enjoy this event. Continuous bhajan Kirtan was performed with dhol and Madal. It is also mentioned in “Tara Shankar Bangopadhya’s Book”. A famous Bengali writer.
Gradually in span of time situation has changed and utsav is not performed anymore. But still the Raas Mandir stands today, which has been closed during the old age of my father in law Shri Raja Kali Prasad Singh.
K.Rani Snehalata Kumari DEVI.Daughter in law of Raja Kali Prasad Singh.JHARIA Raj.
Old Fort of JHARIA Raj where Raas utsav was celebrated
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Source of Information: Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi – Daughter in law of Late Raja kali prasad Singh and wife Of Rajkunwar Bishweshwar prasad singh.