Such a public event happens once a year
The fair starts after the worship of Mata Shashthi
It is a tradition to come here with family and ladies
There is no reliable history available regarding this
Malda: Gambling is considered a bad thing, it is a common
saying. It is said that gambling causes an apocalypse for himself
and his family. Mahabharata to date This saying is indeed true.
Women also gamble openly. It is also known as Zuadi Mela
( gambling fair). This fair is annualy held at Mokadipur in ward
number 4 of Malda municipality. Since Tuesday morning, there
was a huge crowd of participants in this fair. The people along
with their family and children, the gamblers had come to
participate in the fair. The special thing of this fair is that before
gambling starts here, Goddess Shashthi was given Indulgence is
offered. This gambler starts only after worshiping the Goddess
in this ground of this unique fair. This fair goes on throughout
People visiting there believe that gambling at this fair will bring
happiness in their home for years and there is peace. The people
of the present generation also believed in the ancient legend.
Families just come here to fulfill this wish only. It Is mixed By
the way, the entry or participation of women in this gambling
fair. Nobody knows history.
According to the people, they also did the same to their former
anciestors. They are just following a tradition to come with
women. Here women have to liberty to gamble along with their
Women also have to participate in this gamble. They still follow
this rule. Mythology is also associated with gaming events.
Mr. Vinod Aggarwal, senior member associated with the
organizing committee of the fair, explained one old story about
this fair. He said the its a story of anecient days. When Behula
came here with the dead body of her husband ” lakinder”. At
this place Behula worshiped goddess Shashti to save her
husband. She was the first lady who offered puja here. Since
then its continuing.
This puja is helo on a special date is Moolasthi and here on this
ground only this day. During Puja , a local sweet leuri is offered
here as a puja Is offered. This dessert is also not made anywhere
It is believed that in those old days, this area was a dense forest.
Ladies came here to offer puja. But their husbands accompanied
them. This puja was a whole day affair. At this time men
gathered here started gambling.
The women laughingly admit that to this day take part in this
gamble. They accept that it Is socially recognized. So they too
have no hesitation in gambling here. According to these women
they spend very little money on this gambling but if it keeps the
peace of the family for years, then there is a bigger thing than
that. They feel confident because everything is done in the
presence of their family.
Some elders say that in ancient times there used to be a dense
forest. The Behula River also flows from near it. Here the
women welfare of their children Used to worship for Maybe
during that time women are busy worshiping The men who
accompanied him used to gamble in the field to spend time.The
practice of gambling may have started from there. But this is
just the story. Why is gambling played here and why is it
necessary for women to come here? Authentic historical facts
do not exist.