Demand for musical instruments high in Katiadi

Published : 07 Oct 2021 07:53 PM | Updated : 08 Oct 2021 10:04 PM

Katiadi upazila under Kishoreganj district is renowned as one the largest markets for selling Dhak-Dhol and hand-made flute and other local made musical instruments. This market is now held at Katiadi Puran Bazar near Katiadi Press Club. The market generally held two days ahead of the Durga Puja festival.  

It is known that in fifteen century Local King Raja Nabaratna Roy was first to organise Durga Puja in his own palace near Katabon Dhigi two miles away from Katiadi Sadar. The king used to send massage to different Raja and Zaminders and invited them to enjoy Durga Puja festivity at his own palace. The musicians used to come in this region to sell their products and also to perform and give amusement to the devotees of the Durga Puja.

  Later on, Durga Puja was shifted to the resident of Hari Kishore Roy Chowdhury, ancestor of great film maker Sattyajeet Roy at Musua Union under Katiadi Upazila. At that time the musicians used to come by boat and assemble at Jatra Bari at the bank of river Brammhaputtra. But to the increasing number of Durga Pujas, conflict raised amongst the Zaminders. As a result, it is now held at Katiadi Upazila Sadar area. The artisans take taka fifty thousand to 1 lakh per Puja Mandaps to perform. They also sell Dhak-Dhols and fluits at great prizes during this time.

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Katiadi Municipality Mayor Showkat Hossain Sukkur said that, they offer enough security to hold this historic event with peace manner.

Katiadi Upazila Chairman Md. Mustakur Rahman and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jotishayar Paul said that, the historic event and Dhak-Dhol market are still held at Katiadi and they arranged adequate security for holding the Durga Puja festival to cordial atmosphere.

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