Singhi Park and Bhoomi Welcome Devi Ma in Traditional Fervour

Kolkata, Oct 6,2010: The arrival of the Ma Durga is unthinkable for the Bengalis without pujor gaan. Keeping the tradition alive in the real sense of the term Singhi Park Sarbojonin Durgotsav Committee and Bhoomi have come together to welcome the Goddess to her earthly abode. Bhoomi’s new release for Durga Puja, titled, ‘Gaan Doriyay’ brought out by Universal Music, brings to life the very essence of puja celebrations. The band welcomes Goddess Durga at Shinghi Park as the idol is being brought. The group breaks into impromptu singing celebrating the arrival of Devi Ma.

Bhoomi performing the song Joy Maa Durga from new album Gaan Doriyay

The song ‘Joy Maa Dugga’ whose video is already on air - talks about Ma Durga bringing peace to earth when she arrives this time. Band’s vocalist Soumitra Roy said, “This is an awesome experience lending a shoulder while Ma is being brought from Kumartuli to the pandal. To be a part of setting up the Devi is wonderful. The songs just came out spontaneously.”

Lead guitarist, Hemant Goswami, added “Goddess Durga, mother of Shakti brings universal Music & Bhoomi together to spread music & happiness to the city of Joy this pujo”.

Abhijit Majumdar , Joint Secretary Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durga pujo commitee said, “We are really happy to have Bhoomi amidst us. It is really fantastic to see Ma Durga being welcomed with their song. It’s bringing back to life a nostalgia.” “It the age gone by the arrival of Devi Ma was accompanied by dhakis and puratoni sangeet. We wanted to relive this moment here at Singhi Park,” he added.

Rajeeta Hemwani, VP - Content, Universal Music, said "My association with Bhoomi goes back a long way since the time I signed them on for Times Music. They are the number one Bangla band and I am sure our association on the Puja album is going to rock Bengal. I welcome the festive occasion on behalf of everyone at Universal and seek the blessing of Ma Durga in making ‘Gaan Doriyay’ a success story. Wishing everyone a memorable festive season! Joy Maa Dugga!!”

Bhoomi helping to stage the Goddess 

About Singhi Park: The history of the famous Singhi Park Durga Puja dates back to 1941. The pioneers of this puja in its first year were Late Birendra Nath Mustafi, Late Lalit Mohan Mitra, Late Nolini Mohan Shastri, Late Soumendra Nath Sinha, Late Raja Nath Chatterjee & Late Naresh Chandra Bose & other eminent personalities of the locality. During the long journey of 69 years, the Puja has been established as one of the most prestigious pujas of Kolkata. But this has not affected the cultural heritage of the Puja. In contrast to the present trend of 'theme' pujas, Singhi Park has still continued the traditional way of worshipping the "Mother Goddess”.