Photo: Indigenous people are taking preparation prior to float flowers at Kaptai Lake in Rangamati during ‘Phulbijhu’ on the first day of the three-day Boisabi Utsab on Thursday.
Lifestyle Desk : Boisabi Utsab, the biggest traditional festival of tribal people, began in Rangamati through floating flowers in the Kaptai Lake at Chakma Rajbari ghat here early Thursday.
The first day of the festival is called ‘Phulbijhu’, while the second day ‘Mulbijhu’ and the third day also the first day of the Bangla New Year the ‘Gojyapojya Din’.
Prokriti Ranjan Khisha, president of Adibashi Forum, inaugurated the festival through floating flowers in Kaptai lake.
Besides, the people of Tripura community floated flowers at Garjantoli ghat offering to Ganges goddesses.
Former State Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Ministry, Dipankar Talukder MP was present at the festival.
The word Boisabi is a combination of the Bengali acronyms for various indigenous festivals like Boishuk for the Tripura community people, Sangrai of the Marma community, and Bizu for the Chakma community.
On the first day of the festival, people float flowers in rivers or spring water and take bath seeking divine blessings for their peace and prosperity.