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Bangladeshi 200 years of traditional boating

Bangladeshi 200 years of traditional boating

Bangladeshi 200 years of traditional boating

Bangladeshi 200 years of traditional boating

Boating competition is one of the traditions of the Bengali nation and centuries old culture. Keeping the tradition of the rural folk culture of this riverine country, boating is organized in different districts of the country. Therefore, like every year, Varnil organizes this boat race by Char Gobindpur and Gujuri villagers of Manikganj Sadar Upazila.

In continuation of this, the traditional boat race was held at the meeting point of Dhaleswari River, Betila-Mitra and Krishnapur Union of Manikganj Sadar Upazila. In the Thai Thai water, the beat of Dhak-Dhol beats the village-Bengali songs and the rhythm of the floats of Majhi-Malla beats the waves of calm water. And to match the rhythm, the crowd danced on the chest of the huge bill.

Every year 50 different types of Chiba, Kella and Chandi boats from Manikganj, Tangail, Sirajganj, Pabna participate in the competition. Prizes for winners include motorcycles, refrigerators, color televisions.

History of boating

According to legend, boating started around Jagannath Dev’s bathing. During the bath of Jagannath Dev, many boats with bathers could be seen running and racing. In this, the sailors-malla-passengers get the joy of competition. From this the beginning of boating. It is also known that there were several landlords in Manikganj. They used to organize a one-day event in which boating was notable.

how to go

There is a direct road connection from the capital Dhaka. There is no direct communication system from Manikganj with any other district except the capital Dhaka. However, there is road communication system from Dhaka to Manikganj district to about 21 districts of the country. For this reason Paturia (Aricha) ghat of the district is famous as the gateway to the capital Dhaka. So you can come to Manikganj district very easily. From Gulistan to Manikganj Bus Stand BRTC 100 Tk. From Gabtali Bus Terminal to Manikganj Selfie, Neelachal, Shubhayatra, Village Line 80 Tk. An AC bus plies from Motijheel, AC Link Manikganj 200 Tk. If someone wants to come in a private car for the whole day, then it will cost 250 to 3000 rupees.

When is the boat ride?

At the end of the monsoon season, when the water in the river begins to recede, boating takes place in the Kaliganga River and Dhaleswari River. Both rivers are located in Manikganj Sadar.

where to eat

Manikganj District does not have much provision for good food outside the city. In that case you can get down at the bus stand and have breakfast or food on the way back at Raj Hotel and Restaurant. It is located at Manikganj Bus Stand. There are several other restaurants, such as 1800 at Food Station, Gang Restaurant, Beutha; Here you will get good quality food starting from 150 taka to 300 taka.

Overnight stay

Accommodation in Manikganj is not very good. In that case there are few hotels like Raj Hotel & Restaurant, Naveen Hotel etc.

Those who missed it this year, next year you are invited to go to Manikganj to see the boating live.

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