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Happiness Travels Along a 'Haoda' 
Tridhara Sammilani Durgotsav 2013 

Since 1947, this puja committee is proudly rejoicing the Durga Pujo in Kolkata with 41 awards bagged last year and this club represents the tradition, culture & social activity. The awards included Discovery of the year by Asian Paints Sharod Samman and Hall of Fame by ABP Ananda respectively. They have stepped into the circle of Theme Pujo in 2006 with a replica of Old Jamindars House and were highly valued. Tridhara has become more of ‘a home out of home’ than only a club to all the local residents. This committee has always believed in tradition & culture, no matter what the thought of the artist might be.

When we say grandeur, rich & upbeat colours and glistening stones, the very reflects its splendour in the mirror of a smiling heart that is the artwork of the theme artist Gouranga Kuila who won National awards has threaded the beads of reality in his outset. This year’s theme by Tridhara would be “Happiness” with the representation of Haoda which means an elephant with a chariot like space upon it carrying people. It really brings happiness all around because of the traveller’s cheerfulness. It also signifies the triumph after the demolition of the evil things around. Just as Maa Durga killed Mahishashur to bring joy over penitence, and evict all that is malicious, they want to reinstate solace over anxiety among the multitudes.

A music CD is also being released by the famous classical singer Ustad Rashid Khan which encompasses the theme song of Tridhara Sammilani as well as the 2013 theme of Tridhara Sammilani. Various business tycoons are actively allied with Tridhara Sammilani like Harsh Neotia & M.K. Jalan to give this committee as much supports aids as possible. This puja is celebrated with a healthy interest by the General Secretary namely Sri Debashish Kumar. Mahalaya, the initiation of Debipaksha, a Shobha Yatra will be processed followed by various divine & ethical messages among the populace and simultaneously Bostro Bitoron will be done to 2,000 people who are mainly deprived in the society. The pandal will be inaugurated on Chaturthi followed by a mellow band of Bangladesh. The social service activities will be hugely done during these festival days as they are well-known for these. On Mahashasthi, few people from an old age home will be visiting this pandal to worship Maa Durga and the meal & other food items are going to be provided to them; lunch is going to be provided to 700 kids who are street dwellers. Concurrently, cultural performances will be there like Rizwana Choudhury from Bangladesh again on Dashami and the dazzling Sindurkhela of the festival is slated at around 12 noon. In- house entertaining performances by the women of the respective society are scheduled on Mahapanchami & Mahashasthi.

So friends & followers it is highly recommended that let us all wipe our blood and tears to celebrate and be happy with Tridhara Sammilani by witnessing their puja whereas the nearest Metro station is Kalighat. The nearest landmark would be Manohar Pukur Road. For further updates and shares, keep visiting www.durgapujaonline.com and also can visit www.tridharasammilani.com 

Article by : Animesh Maji
Reviewed by Arghya Roy on September 25, 2013 Rating: 5

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