History of West Bengal dates back to antiquity. History is all about unearthing the mystery shrouded past. Well most of the Bengalees have an ardent love for history and mystery and Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durga Puja is a must visit for them. This Durga Puja the theme maker Krishnopriyo Das Gupta shall provide the Begalis an in depth study and deep insight into the printing history of West Bengal. Rana Das, representative of the club glorifies Bengal's printing past when he spoke to Durgapujaonline.com team.
He wishes to impart us some knowledge which all the pandal hoppers must know before visiting this Puja which on its 47th year has taken up the challenging theme of Lohar pandal tamar thakur.. . Panchanan Karmakar (1730?-1804), the inventor of Bangla type printing who inscribed names and decorations on copper plates, weapons, metal pots etc was the first to undertake Bangla type print for Nathaniel Brassey Halhed's A Grammar of the Bengal Language. Annadamangal(1816) was the first known illustrated work in printing that was embellished with line engraving and had six pictures.
In 1824, Biswambar Acharya in his book Gouribilash published four engraved pictures , comprising the picture of Doshobhuja , that was the first time when Ma Durga's picture was printed. These exemplary works of art that originated and occurred in our West Bengal shall ornament and flourish the pandal of Telengabagan. Bengalees owing to their inquisitiveness to understand these works of terrific historical importance comprehensively should visit Telengabagan where twenty five tonnes of iron are being used to erect the pandal.
Near about hundred labourers have joined hands to actualize this concept of engraving pictures in metallic plates. Last year Telengabagan won 10 awards and if you want to know the details of 2012's accolades then you must visit www.durgapujaonline.com.