Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our Official Website has been launched

For any info regarding Durga Puja 2009.........

Please visit our official website

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Itenary of our Cultural Program

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Like last year, this year too we are organizing a fun filled Puja. There are various cultural programs that will be held at our puja premises from 05-10-2008 to 09-10-2008. Please find the complete itenary. Please come with family and friends and enjoy the puja.

Wish you all a very Happy Durga Puja.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Durga Pujo 2008 is here!!!!!

We shall be celebrating Durga Puja again this year (2nd year celebration) at Sai Mandir, R.T.Nagar. Please find a copy of a card which has all information about puja and pushpanjali timings. Please come with your family and friends. Also find the location map of our puja premises.

Itenary Durga Puja 2008

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Direction to the Puja Premises

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Laxmi Puja Celebration 2007

After completing a successful Durga Puja celebration, all our members decided to put our hands forward to celebrate Laxmi Puja. Kojagari Lakshmi Puja was held on 25th October 2007 at the same location where Durga puja was celebrated. As there was no laxmi idols available in bangalore, the idol was airlifted from kolkata. We also organised dinner for all the devotees.

Asche bochor abar hobe!!!!

Finally time had come for Ma Durga to leave us. The idols were imersed in Ulsoor lake with lot of sorrow and sadness but with a very optimistic thought and note " Asche bochor abar hobe.......Durga Mai ki Joy".

Durga Mai ki Joy!!!!!

The goddess was taken for imersion to the Ulsoor lake. The ladies of our association performed "dhamaiil" nach at the ghat. Though there is a sense of unhappiness in our hearts that our durga ma will be leaving us, but on the contrary we celebrate in expectance that ma durga will return back next year bringing with her joy,happiness and prosperity for mankind.

Sindur Khela

On Dashami day, all our association members celebrated Sindur Khela with much funfare.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Media Coverage

Hony. Secretary Dr. B.Banerjee speaking to the media about our Durga puja celebrations agenda, puja organizing committee and about our future plans.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Prasad Bitoron

A glimpse of prasad being distributed by our members to all the devotees. Prasad was served to everyone on all three days of puja. On an average, 300+ people were served with prasad daily.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A superb dance performance!!!!

An evening that every one in the audience will remember. This performance was presented by a group of young children who are learning professional dancing. They came and performed with a very short notice. No time to reherse. Truely they are all gems. They all did a wonderful job!

An evening to ROCK!!!!!!

Another attraction to the puja celebrations was performance by rock band-Backbenchers, which was formed by a group of music enthusiast all working in Bangalore.

A game of Tambola!!!!

On Maha Ashtomi day after lunch we organised a game of Tambola. It was a huge hit! Over 50 people participated in the game. The game was hosted by our Vice president Shri Alok Biswas.

Drawing competition for Children

Hony. Vice president Shri Alok Biswas distributed prizes to the winners of the drawing competition that was organised for childrens below 12 years of age on 18th October 2007 (Maha Saptami day).

Cultural programme by our members

On Maha Saptami 18th October 2007, a group of our association members performed on stage as a part of our cultural activity.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Successful puja celebration

  • The first year puja celebrations were held at the Sai Baba Temple premises in R.T.Nagar,Bangalore
  • The durga idol was created by craftsman who came down from Kumartuli,Kolkata at the Bengali Association,Ulsoor building.
  • Purohit and dhakwala were brought from kolkata.
  • Delicious prasad was served in the afternoon to all visitors on all three days of puja.
  • Various extra curricular activities were also organized.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Durga Idol 2007 Puja Celebration

The puja celebration started from 17/10/2007 (Maha Shasti) and went on till 21st October 2007 (Bijoya Dasami). In the next few posts I shall upload more pictures with details for all the other events that unfolded during the Durga Puja celebrations.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Executive Committee Members:-

  • President - Dr S Biswas
  • Vice-President - Mr Alok Biswas/Mr Thyagarajan
  • Secretaries - Dr B Banerjee/Mr Dipasish Ghosh
  • Asst Secretaries- Mr Rahul Bhattasali/Mr Raja Sen/Mr Somit Mukherjee/Mr Sharborup Mallick
  • Treasurer - Mr. P K Burman
  • Asst Treasurers - Mr Asim Guha/ Mr Subhodeep Aich

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How it all started?

Poila Baisak Celebration gathering April 2007:A few bengali families residing in R.T.Nagar area decided to start celebrating durga puja in R.T.Nagar area from the year 2007. The idea just came out as a normal thought process. The biggest challenge was first to gather a dozen of like minded people and form an association. After that a series of meetings were conducted at various locations where fund raising strategy was discussed,venue selection and other planning activities was also undertaken. A core comittee of around 30 members was formed and each member contributed a membership fee to accumulate the initial funding expense for the Durga Puja 2007 celebrations.