Haridevpur Adarsha Samity Presenting Sonar Bangla with Real Plants and Herbs

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.


Dum Dum Tarun Dal Greets the Autumn Season with Their Theme RANGE BASE JAL BUNI

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…


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.