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28 08, 2016

Kumartuli – A walk through

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A brief walk through in the by lanes of Kumortuli where the creation of Devi takes place in the northern fringes of the city. Creation is an eternal process, the rich cultural heritage of India has been age old and its diversity in religious belief has been focused in Hindu Mythology. The festival of Durga [...]

18 05, 2016

The story of devi durga

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The story of devi durga: For every Bengali, the Durga Puja festival is special. The energy with which it is celebrated is something one has to see to visualize the festival saga. It marks the victory of good over evil, with warrior-goddess on a lion demolishing the buffalo demon (Mahishasur). The Durga Puja, is a [...]

15 05, 2016

The insight of Markendeyo Puran

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The insight of Markendeyo Puran Various forms like Durga, Chandi, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Maha Saraswati are but Her divine forms. Each form of the Devi has a distinctive role meant for a definite purpose. Yet every form is also identified as the Ultimate Reality of the universe. Each form of the Divine Mother is thus [...]

14 04, 2016

Basanti Durga Puja

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Basanti Durga Puja – is celebrated in Spring (Basant). This puja is held in the month of Chaitra in Bengali calendar. However, its beleived its the original celebration of the Durgapuja celebrated in other parts of India. It is known fact according to mythology that King Surath performed Durga Puja in Spring after Sage Medha [...]

11 11, 2015

Maha Kali

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Maha Kali according to Hinduism is a manifestation of Devi Parvati. She destroys only to recreate, and she destroys is sin, evil power. She is formed in the darkness of night, and is the transcendent power of time, Kali or Maha-Kali, and is the consort of the god Shiva. In myth, it is Shiva who [...]

7 11, 2015

Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata

By |November 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata

Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata : Walking through the city i find the art and culture flourish in this 4 day festival which captures the heart of every people of the city and even the country. The festival i feel is of sentiment and home coming, people staying away from home find time to visit there [...]

19 10, 2015

Chatu Babu Latu babu Bari

By |October 19th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Chatu Babu Latu babu Bari

This puja saw the dawn in 1770 when Ram Dulal Dey started Devi puja at their Beadon street residence. After him the puja lineage was carried on by his sons and it fondly came to be known as ‘Chatu Babu and Latu Babu’ puja.

19 10, 2015

Darjipara Mitra Bari

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The palatial building of Mitras came into existence during the times of Durgacharan Mitra who had several business including being court jeweller of Nawab Siraj -ud -Daulah. His Nephew Nilmani Mitra continued the legacy. Later the family’s condition declined. but Nilmani Mitra’s grandson Radhakrishna bought back fortune in the family. It was Radhakrishna who started [...]

29 09, 2015

The creation of Devi Durga

By |September 29th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The creation of Devi Durga

The creation of Devi Durga : As comes the puja comes near, the creation of Devi impacts an important aspect in our life. The smell of mud, the drawing of her eyes, the various forms gives a deep impact on us. The vital power that deviated from the gods took shape of a divine form, [...]

13 09, 2015

Devi Worship in Bengal

By |September 13th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Devi Worship in Bengal

Devi Worship in Bengal : Annapurna is the form of Parvati who blesses the household with food. Aparajita means Durga as the invincible.Bhadrakali is one of the aspects of Mahakali and the form that sprang from her wrath when her husband, Shiva, was insulted by Daksha, and who fought along with Virabhadra. Bhairavi is the [...]

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