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Kushtia: Shelaidaho Kuthibari Mela


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Saturday, 8th May 2010

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To commemorate the birthday of the royal poet Rabindranath Thakur, the authority of the Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia District used to arrange a Mela at the kuthibari area. This one is the largest Mela that I have ever seen.

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Tons of people were coming from the different part of that part of the country. Most of them were from kushtia, Jhinaidah, Rajbari, Meherpur district. Enthusiastic people are coming at the Mela to enjoy their time.

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There are lots of attractive things that I enjoyed at the Mela. For example the "Lathi Khela". I have only heard about the game, but for the firs time I have watched at the Mela premise.

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Also there are other attractions, like the Casino types of games, sweet foods, local cloth stores, and plenty of mores. I can guess that there was around 500 stalls at the Mela premise from different varieties.

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This Mela used to last for a single day even few years back. But due to the popularity of the Mela, it is now extended to three days officially. But it remains for another seven days unofficially.

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This is a lovely scene, when you'll find at 4/5 miles away, people are walking at the road, and they are heading towards the Mela. The whole road is almost jammed with the pedestrians. Different people are wearing different types of dresses. I love to watch this kind of activities from people.

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The only problem of the Mela is, you'll find it hard to manage any vehicle when you are returning from there. But believe me, after enjoying such a extraordinary Mela, I have accepted that fate. I was prepared to walk by feet. But luckily I have found "Nosimon"(local name of a vehicle), and then found a "korimon"(another vehicle) to return at my hotel room.

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When I was at my room, its already 9:30 of night. It was a remarkable day of my life. I was hell lot of busy with exploring the town as well as enjoy the kuthi bari Mela. Any way, Happy Birth Day to You my dear Poet!!

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