Sunday, July 1, 2012


Hello friends,

            With the arrival of monsoon, Durgapur is also ready with its fair which is organized every year on 'Rath Yatra'. Celebrating the festival of Sri Jagannath going to his uncle's (mama) house Durgapur gets adorned with lights ,stalls ,rides etc.Many people visit this fair .Stalls from many places come here to grace the occasion. 

Stalls of boutique from Shantiniketan,local boutique supported by govt., cloth stores for children dresses,bed sheets, bed covers, Kurtis's, leg-ins, sofa covers set up on this grand Mela. Stuffs made of mud are also ready with its variety of show pieces and jewellery . Plastic balls, dolls, pencil erasers and stickers stalls are well decorated with all its products.  Food stalls like Chat, Bada, Ice-Cream, Coke etc. are also available there.
Another most important part of this fair is BOOK FAIR. Books of various famous writers like Saratchandra, Bankim, Rabindranath and many more,are readily available on those stalls. Fairy tales for children are also there. Even study books are not left out. You can get Books on designs, stitches,etc.and CD'S and what not.

   There are abundance of stalls of 
jewellery  and show pieces with all its innovative varieties of designs. There are plenty of rides like Aeroplane, Car, Horse, Jeep, Dragon train, Boat, Merry -go-round and many more.

There are shows likeMagic show,3D show,and the most dangerous "Mot ka kua" which is by any means the most life threatening show .Hats off to those Brave-heart who make the show successful .Those JABAZ players  ride Bike and Car all together at a time in a half oval shaped space with there life at risk -'Apni Jaan Mutthi Me Lekar'.They spin up and down with their bikes and cars showing various activities with their hands and legs.They get out of the car window, wave their hand as they move in a circle going up and down. With an error of split of a second, life of the driver, I suppose, will end there itself. The show ends and all of us get thrilled and leave the center stage.But those artists of that stage of theater are ready for their next show which starts in a few minutes of time. Thats life for them as it gives the means for livelihood of their family.GOD save those great performers.
               Overall this fair is a good past time for your family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Very beautiful, interesting and lovely photos.