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Forget the daily rigours of life, when it comes to this part of the year, it is all about celebrations and offering obseisance to God Kartik for the members of Roy Bari in Malda. Also known as Banke Bihari Babar Pujo, it's a tradition that was initiated by their forefathers. And there is no impediment to the rejoicement of the participants of this occasion. According to a family member of the revered family, their forefathers settled in Phoolbari from Uttar Pradesh during the 18th century.
Legend ahs it that the puja was launched to avert any threat from miscreants and since then, generations after geenratiosn have been abiding by the rituals at the Dalanbari.