AMI BOLCHI – Mukundapur Sarbojanin Presents an Autobiography of a Tree

Mukundapur Sarbojanin Durgotsav Committee has been celebrating durga puja for the last 38 years. This year they have stepped in the 39th year of celebration. A well known puja, it has always surprises the visitors with their outstanding pandal and excellent decoration. This can be evident from the awards they had received last year. The noteworthy of mentioning are CESC Telegraph – 2 star, Bharat Tathya Mitra, Banga TV, Bengal Watch, Jodhpur Park Vision Makers, Bhorer Aalo Sharad Samman.

This year their puja theme will again surprise the visitors. The visitors could not escape glimpse of this puja. The theme for 2014 is “AMI BOLCHI“– an autobiography of a tree. The theme will touch that part of the tree life which is full of scream and pain. The trees are screaming and crying in pain for help because of the senseless cutting down worldwide for material pursuance. Deforestation is one of the factors which add to global warming and the impact of it is well known to us. Through their puja pandal, Mukundapur Sarbojanin Durgotsav Committee is trying to remind people of the adversity of deforestation. Grass, shrubs, herbs are used in pandal decoration beside bamboos and other materials. The pandal containing the durga idol is encircled by a meadows of grass in which beautiful carving of human, wheel, birds, kites, trees etc will be seen.

The budget for puja is 15 lacs as informed by Secretary Mr Bapi Nath and President Mr Swapan Saha. About Kolkata Team wishes them a happy and prosperous puja.

Visit this pandal at Mukundapur, Purba Jadavpur, Mukunda Bhavan, Kolkata (near Rabindranath Tagore Hospital)


SWAHA – Lake Gardens People’s Association Pray for Holi Fire

Lake Gardens Peoples’ Association has been celebrating durga puja for the last 58 years. This year, they have entered in the 59th year of celebration. Being an age old puja, they have always maintained glory of their name. Beautiful decoration, excellent theme and scintillating lightings are their main weapons to pull the crowds.

This year, their theme is “SWAHA”—the word chanted during the performance of yajna. Yajnas herald the awakening of human consciousness and represent that moment in history when man discovered fire and crossed the threshold from the instinctive animal nature to higher planes of consciousness. Fire is one of the five elements of creation and its existence is eternal. The discovery of fire and its potential was a giant leap from animal to human awareness. Through the purifying influence of Agni and the sound vibration of mantras, the effect of yajna is felt on two levels; internal and external. Yajna is the celebration of the birth of human civilization.

The pandal structure is made of iron rod on which plywoods are fitted. The pandal resembles the flame of fire. Lightings are arranged according to the pandal theme. This novel theme is sought to be presented through the combined efforts of the eminent artist and designer Sri Dipak Ghosh and the acclaimed light designer Sri Dinesh Poddar. The unique Durga idol has been conceptualized and executed by the noted artist Sri Ashish Ghosh (Santiniketan).

About Kolkata Team is grateful to them for showing their curtsey and kind cooperation in providing information to our team members during their visit. The team wishes them very happy and prosperous puja.

To see the beautiful pandal of Lake Garden Peoples’ Association, visit them at Bangur Park, Lake Gardens.


Khuti Puja Celebration of Bhawanipur Swadhin Sangha Held on 29th June

Among the Puja pandals of Bhawanipur area, Swadhin Sangha has always stood as a crowd puller pandal. Through their eye catching theme and never forgetting lightings, they have created their identity in the locality. People from far flung visit to their pandal to have a glimpse of theme and lightings.

They have started their puja celebration on 29th with the Khuti puja. Puja commenced amid active participation by associated members and local residents. The chief guest was honourable transport minister of West Bengal Mr. Madan Mitra. He is also the chairman of Bhawanipur Swadhin Sangha.

They have not yet declared their theme for this year. However, when they come up with their theme we too will bring the same for you. So keep visiting our blog to know the details of theme. In between you can visit Swadhin Sangha’s 2013 Puja Album.

About Kolkata Team is grateful to Bhawanipur Swadhin Sangha for kind cooperation they have extended to our members.


Falguni Sangha Started Their 2014 Event Through Khuti Puja

Falguni Sangha is a well known durga puja in gariahat area. They are celebrating this festival for a long time. On 15th August, they had done their Khuti puja for 2014 durga puja. Puja committee members and para pratibeshi i.e local people were present during the puja. The puja started at 8 A.M in the morning and continued till 10 A.M.

About Kolkata Team is grateful to Falguni Sangha for their kind cooperation during the khuti puja. Stay with us for more details of puja theme, images and videos.