Matua mela is being organised in West Bengal

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The Matua Mela is being organized in West Bengal to commemorate the 212th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur, the founder of the Matua sect.

About Matua Maha Mela

  • West Bengal is hosting the Matua Maha Mela 2023 from March 19 to March 25.

  • This Mela is being organized by All India Matua Federation.

  • It is being organized at Shridham Thakurnagar, Thakurbari in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal.

  • The occasion offers the chance for the Matua community to get together, take part in religious rituals, and honour their spiritual elders.

  • The occasion provides an important opportunity to this community to highlight their customs and cultural heritage.

Matua Community

  • The Matua community has a sizeable population in both West Bengal and Bangladesh.

  • The Matua sect was founded by Sri Sri Harichand Thakur in the nineteenth century.

  • Over the years the Matua community has faced many hardships including marginalization and prejudice.

  • The community has persevered in keeping alive its unique cultural heritage and traditions.

  • After the formation of Bangladesh, their large population migrated to India.

  • Many people of the community are yet to obtain Indian citizenship.

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