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Sindhi women of Agra celebrate Bahrana Sahib Festival

Sindhi women of Agra celebrate Bahrana Sahib Festival

Sindhi Bhajans and popular songs were sung by Gurumukhdas, Deepak, Lalita Karamchandani and Anjali Khushhalani at the festival organized by Royal Sindhi Ladies Club Agra.  

Sindh Courier Report

Agra, India

The women from Sindhi community of Agra organized colorful programs here to celebrate with fervor for the first time the festival of Bahrana Sahib on the occasion of Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, which falls on April 2.

The programs were held at Jaipur House in Jhulelal Bhawan under the auspices of Royal Sindhi Ladies Club. The club had been organizing Sindhi cultural programs but this was the first time that festival of Bahrana Sahib was held in Agra, a historic city on the banks of Yamuna River in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Agra-Cheti-Chand-Sindh-Courier-2The celebration kicked off with lighting the sacred flame in front of the statue of Saint Jhulelal by Mrs. Sangeeta Khushhalani, the President, Janvi Bajaj, Secretary, Hema Khubchandani, Treasurer, and Deepa Lalwani, of the Royal Sindhi Ladies Club.

Agra-Cheti-Chand-Sindh-Courier-3Agra-Cheti-Chand-Sindh-Courier-5Sindhi women had entered at the venue raising the slogans of ‘Jeay Jhulelal’ (Long Live Jhulelal) and beating the drums. During the event, they did pooja of Saint Jhulelal, and also danced on the Sindhi Bhajans sung by Gurumukhdas and Deepak. Ms. Jeoti Khushhalani distributed sweet rice and other things as parsad. The club members had also arranged Jhoolan Bhandara.

Later, all the members of club collectively put the sacred flame in artificial Yamuna River made at the temple.

Agra-Cheti-Chand-Sindh-Courier-4Sindhi women and children actively participated in all the events of festival. Ms. Lalita Karamchandani, a renowned singer, and Anjali Khushhalani entertained the audience with several popular Sindhi songs making them to dance with Sindhi spirit.

Ms. Padma Kalwani, Jia Makhija, Nito Lakhwani, Kashish Nenani, Manish Kaliani, Vinita Wadhwani, Jia   Wanvari, Vandana Karamchandani, Versha Dharmani, Sonia Mohani, Kanchan Ahuja, Hemani Shetlani, Svati Manghrani, Mumta Khatar, and others were prominent ladies who participated in all the events of festival