74 PALLI SARBIJANIN DURGOTSAV KIDDERPORE
[ 74 PALLY ]
Puja Type : BAROARI
Year of initiation 1955
From the year 2000, we have stepped to theme based celebration of Durgotsav
Theme :Culture of Bengal
Culture is a mirror on which are reflected the thoughts, conceptions and consciousness of the people of some region. From ancient times a stream of mixed culture has been flowing ceaselessly through the resourceful land of Bengal. The culture of Bengal has been enriched throughout the ages as a result of the advert of countless people here. The root of a healthy and beautiful combined culture of different people has struck deep into the soil of Bengal where we find the love of BROJOBULI, BAUL-GITI, KIRTAN, BHATIWALI MUSIC and RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S SONGS. This mixed culture of Bengal is the expression of a universal form of the INDIA. Once Rabindranath Tagore chose the province of Manipur as the background of the theme of his lyric drama ‘CHITRANGADA’. Since then Manipuri art has become a part and parcel of the literature and culture of Bengal. This year the deity of goddess Durga has been shaped and decorated according to traditional Manipuri Culture. The deity resides in an imaginary temple which will be a specimen of traditional architecture of Bengal. Therefore, in the 58th year of Durgotsav we dedicate the theme as homage to traditional culture of Bengal and its people.