In this year Bhowanipur Swadhin Sangha organized 29th celebration of Durga Puja. Their concept and design by Sri Madan Mitra, Minister of Sports and Transports. They are also have own theme music, Rag Bhairav and Bhairavi in Sitar and Tabla.
This year their theme is “Ma Jokhon Matray”, “Deity in Dimension” – But what is relation between Ma Durga and Scientific Calculation. Their version,
“Today’ nuclear and astro physics have accepted that the Vedic and ancient philosophies were very much scientific. \And as a result the long fight between philosophy and science has come to an end. We consider Devi DURGA to be a symbol of Power. Along with that through Durga Puja we actually is made of dimensions and plasmic bodies, Devi Bhagabati is a symbol of those dimensions. We have tried to establish the before said dimensions through devi durga and also have tried to make a portrait of the integration of science and philosophy.”
But the actual fact to see what is “Ma Jokhon Matray” you have to come in Bhowanipur Swadhin Sangha. And also keep watch www.aboutkolkata.com.
Panditia Puja Samity has been celebrating durga puja for the last 68 years. This year they have stepped in their 69th year of celebration. This year their theme is “Bajlo Tomar Alor Benu” – with end of Pitripaksha commences the Devipaksha on the auspicious day of Mahalaya. People starts feeling her presence everywhere and welcomes her with lights, sound and chanting of mantras. Hymns or mantras awakes us on the morning of Mahalaya and fill our life with a new spirit, assures us that one day or the other good will always win over the evil.
Panditia Puja Samity is trying to capture that moment when devi durga emerges after killing mahissasur. They are using those materials in their pandal decoration which is required to convert devis different looks.
The budget is 5,00,000 approx as informed by secretary Mr. Kartick Roy and president Mr. Joydip Mukherjee.
Visit Panditia Puja Samity at 3 Panditia Place, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700029.
Haridevpur Adarsha Samity has stepped in their 46th year of duga puja celebration. Being an age old puja, they have always presented a distinguish puja pandal because of their remarkably different theme. In the past few years, through their theme they have created awareness. This year, they are coming up with concept of golden Bengal.
The theme for 2014 is “SONAR BANGLA” – A Bengal which is bestowed with everything needed to lead a happy life. Bengal was once regarded as golden Bengal but after partition it lost its glory. Haridevpur Adarsha Samity is trying to recapitulate those golden days of Bengal. To give natural look to the puja pandal, different plants and herbs are being grown at the site. The plants which are being grown are gourd, bittergold, pumpkin, cucumber etc. Even idols are being made there keeping in view of puja theme. A hut in the middle will contain the durga idol and it will be encircled by different shape and size of huts. There will enough space for people to view the pandals.
About Kolkata has been online partner of Haridevpur Adarsha Samity since 2013, we wish them a glorious puja.
Visit puja pandal of Haridevpur Adarsha Samity Puja at Ostad Amir Khan Sarani, Kolkata – 700082.
As promised in our last post that theme details of Dum Dum Tarun Dal will be given in the next post, here is an account of that. RANGE BASE JAL BUNI is the theme of Dum Dum Tarun Dal.
They are trying to catch that moment of year when the rainy season ends and autumn season starts, at that moment a different behavior of nature is seen, patches of clouds are seen moving to and fro in the sky, fragrance of suili flowers starts filling the atmosphere, arrival of goddess Durga is felt everywhere. Everything is so pleasant and lovely that we get intoxicated with it.
The whole structure of the pandal is made of bamboo sticks and bamboo made items. Huge amount of lightings are being used to give beauty to the pandal. Thirty feet tall peacock structure made of bamboo sticks can be seen at the entrance greeting the visitors. After passing the peacock structure, on both the side trail of flowers submerged in water can be seen. Flowers and water are being made of bamboo made items. Different sizes of baskets are being used for clouds and sky.
About Kolkata is an online partner of Dum Dum Tarun Dal and wishes them a happy and prosperous puja…