The three-day long Maha Ras Lila festival of the Manipuri community of the Kamalganj Upazila in Moulvibazar district concluded yesterday. This was the 177th iteration of the festival.
Thousands of people, irrespective of religion, were present at the the festival, which was held during purnima (full moon). The message of the event was of peace, harmony and humanity.
Shaym Singha, general secretary of Maha Ras Lila Seba Sangha, told The Daily Star that the love trysts of Krishna and Radha, are enacted through Monipuri music and dance drama.
Besides Ras Lila, a discussion, reception, presentation of martial arts, handicraft fair and other cultural events were also held at the festival.