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Chetla Sarbashadharaner Durgotsab Committee

Chetla Sarbashadharaner Durgotsab Committee is celebrating durgotsab for past 84 years. This puja is quite famous in the area and people from every corners of Kolkata come to visit this puja. The proud members of the club were very busy in preparing the things when contacted. Joint Secretary Mr. Subhash Prasad Shaw said to durgapujaonline.com, “Our puja is very old and we are proud of this”. “Our theme for the year 2010 is going to feature various works of bamboo, chaala and taali. It will also feature numerous paintings which we call ‘patchitra’”, he added.

About the club: On the western bank of the river Ganga on the auspicious morning of “Devipaksha” in 1926 AD – Late Shri Basanta Bhattacharjee discovered a metal figurine of the Goddesses Durga. It was set to be made out of a combination of eight metals (commonly known as Astadhatu). The place from where the figurine was discovered is the “Prasannamayee Ghat” (named after a lady name Dasi Prasannamayee ). Late Shri Basanta Bhattacharjee was the first priest of the Durga Puja which started in 1334(Bengali Calendar) i.e. 1926. Since then the Puja is being held at the same venue, except for a couple of years when it was shifted to the Chetla Park due to some urgencies that had cropped-up way back in the 1930s. But, after a gap of two years the Puja returned to its original venue, the roots being at the “Prasannamayee Ghat”.

For more than two decades of its existence, this is the sole Durga Puja which had been dedicated to the people i.e. “Sarbosadharan”. Many famous families of Chetla have patronized the Puja from its initial days. The Pals, the Gangulys, theMishras, the Singhis, the Auddys, the Brahmas, the Sahas, the Duttas, the Mitras, the Chandras, the Bhattacharjees and many other reputed families did come forward to contribute to the Puja in their own ways. One famous personality of the yesteryear, who played an active part in our Durga Puja was Late Shri Moni Sanyal-the Ex-Deputy Mayor of Calcutta Municipal Corporation.

All of this history has been derived from Late Shri Amarendranath Bhattacharjee and Late Shri Biren Sarkar,through whom it has been passed onto the generations succeeding them.

Since then we are performing the Puja wholeheartedly with the assistance of all the members & the society. We are the oldest Puja committee who is performing puja for the "Sarbasadharan" i.e people.

Address and location:

‘Prasannamoyee Ghat’
 69/1/1 Chetla Road.
 Kolkata- 700027.
(Near Chetla Bridge and Chetla High school)
Chetla Sarbashadharaner Durgotsab Committee Chetla Sarbashadharaner Durgotsab Committee Reviewed by Web Strategy on October 09, 2010 Rating: 5

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