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Bagbazar Sarbojanin - A Synonym to “Kolkata Durgapuja”

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Photography Courtesy: Prasenjit Dhar (The Raising)

2010 Coverage

Close your eyes, start thinking about Kolkata Durgapuja and we bet that 9 out of 10 times you will see the grandeur of Bagbazar Sarbojanin. This is one of the oldest puja in the history of Kolkata and still maintaining its tradition in a grand way. This year Bagbazar Sarbojanin will be celebrating its 92nd year.

Bagbazar Sarbojanin has a glorious past. In 1938-1939 this organization was privileged by the active participation of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as the president. The inauguration takes place on the shukla-panchami of the month of Ashwina where as the closing ceremony takes place on the day of the sublimation of Goddess Laxmi. Dignitaries like Santosh Kr. Basu, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Sir Harishankar Pal and others used to put that occasion to a different height.

In their 92nd years of celebration they will come up with a replica of “AKSHAY DHAAM”, situated in Gujrat. The art work will be fabricated by using “Hoogla” leaf through out the pandal, which is one of the main attractions of this year's puja. The Pandal is being constructed by “New Maa Shitala Decorators” of Midnapur. The idol will be sabeki with a gorgeous “Daker Saaj”, which is articulated by Shri. Kartik Pal, under the banner of Jiten pal & sons.

Since its inception Bagbazar Sarbojanin is known for its rich tradition. The theme fever never vitiate their cultural frame of mind. At Bagbazar Sarbojanin Kumari Puja is being held with huge grandeur and devotion for three days ( Saptami, Ashtami & Navami) On Ashtami morning , the "Birashtami Utsav" is being solemnized, follows with Sandhi pujo. The day of Bijoy Dasami is special at Bagbazar Sarbojanin mandap. The people from different part of kolkata assemble.

Inauguration: Chaturthi, 11th October’2010 in presence of Maharaj of "Udbodhon Math", Respected Governor, Meyor and Local MLAs & MPs

Social Responsibility: Bagbazar Sarbojanin organize Blood Donation Camp, Medical Camp, Eye Camp through out the year. The organization is going to give a tribute to Kobi guru Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birthday celebration on 19th October, 2010.

Nearest Landmark: This puja is at a walking distance from Shyambazar 5 point or Shyambazar Metro. If you take Central Avenue, then your nearest landmark would be Raj Ballav Para.

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