Celebrated in the month of September, a festival of joy, with little religious significance along a 16 meter wide boat. Long narrow boats are used to accommodate a large number of rowers. Idol of Shri Bishnu is installed before the commencement of the race.
Heikru Hitongba, the boat race, is an annual function which takes place on eleventh Langban on the canal in the Bijoy Govinda area. It is related to the Govindajee temple as the deities from the temple and palace are made to preside during the function.
Offerings of pieces of gold and silver are made before the presiding deities by the Brahmins and the leaders of the two crew parties. The crew-men show a spirited performance. Each party tries its level best to complete with the other or even to overthrow the other boat.
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