68 Pally Durga Pujo of South Kolkata still shines brightly like a star in the vast sky of Kolkata Durga Pujos. The journey that began from 1947 is still going strong rather with the passage of time the passion to present a balance between theme and tradition has contributed in making 68 Pally Durga Pujo so enchanting and appealing. Joint secretary of 68 Pally Durga Pujo 2012 Debashish Ghosh speaks to www.durgapujaonline.com and says how every year clothes distribution to the poor and the destitutes take place on Dashami and now this has become a part and parcel of the Dashami ritual. The location of this Durga Pujo is near the Adi Ganga Ghat which has lost its entity as a water body and presently is in a pathetic state, it is no longer navigable and fails to boast of its delightful and grand past.
It is the time to relieve the past in the present because 68 Pally Durga Pujo would present before us Purono Shei Diner Kotha, a conception by Srikanto Das. Pandal hoppers would see the remnants and remaining of a Rash Temple of a Zamindari Estate near Balushahi district of Bihar. . The theme maker along with his creative team is busy achieving this mammoth task of reproducing the temple with absolute precision and authentication. 68 Pally Durga Pujo 2012 Pandal would resemble the dilapidated structure of this Rash temple which has cracks all around and is on the verge of demolition at any point of time.
Most of the temples in India have Lord Shiva temples in close proximity. The original Rash Temple in Balushahi district also has Temples of Lord Shiva similarly in 68 Palli Durga Puja Mandap we will get to see altar of Mahadev, an active place of Hindu worship. Cultural events that correspond to the flavour of Durga Pujo are supposed to be organized on Dashami evening and a special feature of 68 Palli Durga Pujo is that here immersion of Ma Durga takes place on Ekadoshi morning compulsorily.
On Panchami evening among the presence of some noted personalities of the locality inaugauration will occur. www.durgapujaonline.com shall bring some more updates soon. keep checking.