RECOGNITION OF BANDAN RAHA- BADAMTALA ASHAR SANGHA DURGA PUJA 2012











Organizing Durga Puja is an arduous job especially when the Puja is used as a medium to convey social message to target upheaval of  society. Badamtala Ashar Sangha , one of the most popular Puja of South Kolkata in its seventy-fourth year has taken up yet another challenging theme- '' Ebar Ulto Pothe'', the brain child of Sri Bandan Raha. Sri Raha catapulted to overnight stardom because of his clay classic but to utter dismay and discontentment, his masterpieces are destroyed every year after Dashami  because there are no means of Preservation .

Badamtala Ashar Sangha in their urge to explore the obscure and mysterious realms has undertaken up the enterprising task of recognizing the efforts of the talented, the industrious and the diligent people because with time such people become inconsequential and insubstantial. In Durga Puja 2012,they shall hypnotize the pandal hoppers with the artistic vibrance of Sri Bandan Raha's lost creations.

When www.durgapujaonline.com contacted Sandip Chakroborty , the general secretary of the club , he adds that '' modern man is surrounded by a flustering and tumultuous work schedule , theres no time to stand and stare at the beautiful creations , theres no means to preserve the creations that brought smile and illumined the hearts of many. Preservation of art is a necessity but things are in a lamentable state. Bandan Raha , the artist par excellence has always delighted people with his  mesmerizing creations but art which is immortal in Sri Raha's case has sunk into oblivion with the passage of time.

In Durga Puja 2012 we shall travel down memory lane and excavate Raha's creations. This is our little way of paying tribute to this legendary pandal desinger. and at the same time its an appeal to all to initiate the process of preservation of Art rather than staring at the dilapidated and  at the remnants of  master pieces.'' Friends let us visit the premise of Badamtala Ashar Sangha Durga Puja 2012  on Chaturthi itself  as we need to extend our co- operation in this noble initiative.

Keep visiting this space as www.durgapujaonline.com  shall continue to highlight Sri Bandan Raha's  glorious creations straight from Badamtala Ashar Sangha Durga Puja 2012.