Sindur Khela

2012 Protima & Mondop

The moment we utter Bagbazar Sarbojonin , an unthinkable quiver of joy and an aroma of nostalgia, reminiscence and tradition pervade our mind. The treasure of Kolkata, Bagbazar Sarbojonin is the oldest Sarbojonin Durga Puja that began in 1919 and blossomed itself by virtue of its customary and classical aspect and has a sublimity and legacy of its own.

History says that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was the first President of Bagbazar Sarbojonin DurgaPujo when he ornamented the chair of Kolkata's Mayor. It was Netaji's thought to systematize the concept of having an Exhibition in Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durga Pujo and since 1930 Exhibitions in the Puja premise started gaining momentum along with the  incredibly beautiful Durga Pujo here. Goutam Neogi, the Secretary of Bagbazar Sarbojonin briefs regarding the special features that specifically characterize this  Durga Pujo .

Ma Durga is prettified in white '' Daker Saaj'' . Every year on Sashthi, clothes distribution to the underprivileged takes place. The auspicious Ashtami morning acquires a whole new significance in Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durga Puja . Birashtami is a special ritual performed here where invocation is done to awaken the inner '' shakti'' of  '' our ghorer meye Uma''. Martial Arts is effected in the  Durga Puja premises. In Ekadoshi , Students Day is observed in Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durga Pujo Mandap area. The first and second rank holders from all the North Kolkata schools are felicitated on this Students Day Celebration.

From Ekadoshi to Laxmi Puja cultural activities such as Puppet Show, Yatra , Mime shows are arranged to enthrall the audience. Bijoya Dashami Celebrations  turn out after Laxmi Puja immersion and in year 2012 singer Rupankar and Anwesha shall mesmerize all with their mellifluous music. The Durga Puja Pandal of Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsav 2012 shall resemble the shape and design of a Malaysian Pagoda. The ''Shabeki roop'' of Ma Durga and her deep, profound eyes evoke devotional, unsullied and holy feelings in all of us.

From Panchami evening itself all our enthusiastic bunch of Pandal hoppers can visit Bagbazar Sarbojonin Durga Pujo 2012 and like every year shall also bring coverage soon.