Kherai Puja was celebrated at Molandubi in Kokrajhar on Friday where thousands of devotees thronged and offered their worship to lord Bwrai Bathow.
The Kherai Puja, an oldest and original religious belief of Bodos since immemorial of times, was organised for the first time ever by Baokhungri Dokhora Dularai Gudi Bathow Afad and 54 villages of the district join hands to the celebration and offered their prayers for the peace and unity among society as well world.
Raju Narzary,president, of the Kokrajhar district Dularai Gudi Bathow Afad inaugurated the celebration in the presence of huge devotees.
During the celebration, Dowdini Sarmela Basumatary of Beswargaon performed her traditional custom prayer through the rhythm of Kham, Shipung, Jotha and expressed her potentiality of god given praying for the welfare of devotees and society, besides Jimadari (Ojha) Lachit Mushahary (Narabari) and Douri Akalu Goyary (Molandubi) also performed their tradition of prayer.
The Dowdini,Jimadari and Douri are the three mian important part of the Kherai Puja among Bodos,besides Kham, Shipung, Jotha displays the cultural tradition of the celebration.Dowdini and devotees offered their prayer and dancing with traditional musical instruments.
Karna Kanta Brahma,president of the Baokhungri Dokhora Dularai Gudi Bathow and Prasanta Brahma,organiser of the celebration told that the puja has been organised in traditional belief of Kherai, which is the original religion of the Bodos. The Kherai puja has deep tradition on cultural, literature and language of the Bodos that has been belief since immemorial of times. During the celebration prayer for peace and unity among all sections of society is the prime attractions for the devotees.
Tulunga Basumatary, secretary of the Kokrajhar district Dularai Gudi Bathow Afad and Nabin Basumatary, president of Youth wing of the Gudi Bathow Afad were also present in the celebration.