About Jonbeel Mela
Jonbeel Mela is one of the religious festival of Assam celebrated at the period of Magh Bihu at Dayang Belguri of Jonbeel. This historic place of Assam is situated at about 5 km from Jagiroad in Marigaon district and 32 km from Guwahati. NH 37 is the main highway connecting to Jonbeel Mela. The place Jonbeel represents two worth meaning that Moon and a wetland, got its importance for crescent moon shaped large natural water body. These are the most interesting scenic beauty for observing near Jonbeel Mela. So Jonbeel Mela is one of the famous festival of Assam.
History of this famous festival says about the period of 15th Century AD and organizer of this Mela namely Ahom kings which is first begun to meet the political situations.
Jonbeel Mela is the most significant festival celebrating a fire worship namely Agni puja for well living their people. communities and tribes come from northeast downward hills are like Karbi, Khasi, Tiwa, and Jayantia. Basically this famous festival of Assam meant the brotherhood among these tribes and communities spreaded in the Northeast India. The crowd during Jonbeel Mela completely busy with their traditional dance and music with full of fun.
Keeping the monetary assistance between Rs. 3000 to Rs. 10,000, Education Minister of Assam Gautam Bora spreads his big hand towards the 19 customary kings from different communities and tribes under the Gova Kingdom. Government of Assam has announced an "Annual Royal Allowance" for managing this includes parts of three district of present Assam namely Marigaon, Nagaon and Kamrup on January 17, 2009.
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