Thursday, 22 June 2017

Saurath Sabha is Calling Maithils from across the Globe

This year, many socio-cultural organizations have made collective efforts to preserve the ancient dignity of the Saurath Sabha. In this direction, a non-governmental organization named Mithilalok Foundation is particularly active and has made genuine effort to save the Signature of Maithils’ Marriage, i.e., Saurath Sabha.

Madhubani: Saurath Sabha is going to be held in Madhubani district of Mithilanchal of Bihar from June 25. In order to include people this year, people of Mithilanchal are solicited through songs. The title of the song Pritam lene chalu humor Saurath Sabha yaw(O beloved! Please accompany me too in Saurath Sabha) is becoming quite viral in social media platforms. The lyricist of the song is Dr. Birbal Jha, the owner of Mithila Lok Foundation, while it is sung by the famous Maithili singer Jyoti Mishra. Through this song, an appeal has been made to all the Mithilavas living in the country and abroad to come to the cultural land of Mithila.

The famous Saurath Sabha, named 'Dulhon ka Mela', is a very ancient tradition of Mithila, where dowry-free marriages have been organized for more than 700 years. The scholars of yesteryears would use the premises to discuss various scholarly topics and contemporary issues. For the past few years however, Mithilawasis have become indifferent about this meeting.

This year, many socio-cultural organizations have made collective efforts to preserve the ancient dignity of the Saurath Sabha this year. In this direction, a non-governmental organization named Mithilalok Foundation is particularly very active.


The Foundation says that a public campaign called 'Chalu Saurath Sabha' has been started on 25th June with the aim of creating awareness about Saurath Sabha. It is intended to invite more and more Mathils to join the sabha and its culture.

According to the statement released by the Foundation, "Both our tradition and modernity are essential for our new generation, so our effort is to coordinate between the two, while preservation of Mithila's cultural heritage is the need of the hour. The foundation has also written a letter to the Bihar government as well as central government."



The letter has demanded that given the importance of Sauratha Sabha, it should be developed as a cultural center of the country so that the people of today could know and preserve the rich tradition.

                                                                      --Ashish Jha

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