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Chatu Babu Latu babu Bari

By |October 19th, 2015|

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.

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Darjipara Mitra Bari

By |October 19th, 2015|

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 [...]

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The creation of Devi Durga

By |September 29th, 2015|

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, [...]

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Devi Worship in Bengal

By |September 13th, 2015|

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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Devi Forms personified

By |September 6th, 2015|

Devi Forms personified, in the Devimahatmya, the goddess is described herself in three significant forms - Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. In the first form she woke up Vishnu from his sleep, to face the Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabha, who had risen in the cosmic ocean. In the second form she faced the forces of the [...]

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Kumartuli-A Walk through

By |August 30th, 2015|

Kumartuli-A Walk through, a busy place for idol-makers, their small and narrow workshops, specially during the time of the Durga puja. Over the years, the region has experienced and witnessed changes in the style of the clay idols, their expression and depictions, especially the ones made for Durga puja. Carrying a history within itself, as [...]

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Durga-Kali-Chandi-an unified form

By |August 19th, 2015|

Durga-Kali-Chandi-an unified form, Navaratri/Durga Puja The festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja, honoring the goddess, begin on the month of Ashwin and last for nine days. The goddess is known by many names, including Kali, Lakshmi, and Durga. This festival particularly celebrates her power, or shakti, with which she destroys evil. The Puranas describe the goddess sitting astride [...]

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Devi Durga’s win over the asuras

By |August 16th, 2015|

Devi Durga's win over the asuras. The Skanda Purana indicates that the name of Durga is given to the goddess Parvati, consort of Siva, when she kills the Asura Durga. A myth from the Devi Mahatmya, however, states that the Goddess acquires this name when she kills the demon Durgama. Her qualities as a goddess [...]

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Devi formation-As in Devi Bhagwatam

By |August 9th, 2015|

Devi formation-As in Devi Bhagwatam, The Devisukta mentions that the Goddess is the ultimate source of Shakti expressed through all the gods, that she is the source of all of creation, she is the source of all worlds. The name Adya Shakti or Adi Shakti literally means prime energy/pwer.In mythology she is the power or [...]

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The presence of Devi in Puran

By |August 2nd, 2015|

The presence of Devi in Puran The Devi Mahatmya in history is traced around the fourth- fifth century , also known as Durga Saptasati, Durgapatha, Chandi, Chandipatha is composed as a long text of seven hundred verses (Saptashathi) arranged over thirteen chapters which are grouped into three sections: Prathama Charitra, Madhyama Charitra and the Uttama [...]

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