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Demand for allowing Dhakis and offering Bhog during Durga Puja in Jamshedpur

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Jamshedpur, Oct 6: Jharkhand Bangla Bhasha Morcha president Jayanto Dey led a delegation to the Deputy Commissioner´┐Żs office urging for permission to engage Dhakis (traditional Durga Puja drummers) and offering Bhog to the Goddess. Dey said that while the Durga Puja committees have unanimously agreed to abide by the government protocols which he appreciated leeway must be made for Dhakis to play their drums during Arati only and offering of Bhog to the Mother as these were traditional and unavoidable practices during Durga Puja rituals. He said that Bhog or Maha Prasad would only be offered to the Goddess for consecration but not distributed publicly. The other members of the Jharkhand Bangla Bhasha Morcha comprised Somnath Chakraborty, Samiran Ghosh Dastidar, Surajit Dutta, Rabindra Sao, Subrato Jyotish, Somnath Mahto and S Chatterjee.

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