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About Chandubi Festival


Recently, the Chandubi Festival was celebrated along the Chandubi Lake in the state of Assam.


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Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Chandubi Festival
  2. Key Points about Chandubi Lake

About Chandubi Festival:

  • Duration: The Chandubi Festival is an annual event spanning five days, commencing on the first day of the New Year.
  • Location: Situated in the state of Assam, the festival unfolds along the scenic Chandubi lake.
  • Attractions: The festival showcases local folk culture, ethnic cuisine, traditional handloom, dresses, and offers activities such as boating, presenting a vibrant cultural experience.
  • Objective: A key goal of the Chandubi Festival is to promote eco-tourism in this biodiversity hotspot of Assam, emphasizing the importance of preserving the Chandubi lake.
  • Environmental Focus: The festival serves as a platform to address the declining water levels of the lake, emphasizing the need for conservation efforts.

Key Points about Chandubi Lake:

  • Origin: Created during a significant earthquake in 1897, Chandubi Lake has evolved into a crucial water body in the region.
  • Etymology: The name “Chandubi” originates from “Chand” meaning five and “Dubi” meaning sinking in the Khasi language.
  • Transformation: Originally formed as a result of a natural disaster, the freshwater lake has been transformed into an economically viable water body supporting local communities.
  • Biodiversity: Chandubi Lake is a prosperous wetland, home to diverse species of aquatic flora and fauna, contributing to the region’s ecological richness.

-Source: Hindustan Times

February 2024