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 SI-IND-700008-02

 BARISHA CLUB
 [ SHRISTI CLUB - SAHAJATRI CLUB ]

 
 
Puja Type :   BAROARI
 
South Kolkata
528 SANTOSH ROY ROAD, BARISHA, BEHALA
 
Year of initiation  1989  
 
Website :

 
 


HISTORY

Before Barisha Club came into existence, the club was known as Sahajatri which was founded on 1989. They used to organize Durga Puja every year. They started theme Puja on 1994. On 1999 few member came out of Sahajatri Club and formed a new Club in the name of Shristi. They started organizing Puja separately and were in Theme Puja from day one. From then onwards Both club started organizing separate Puja. Both Puja were of great standard and a visual treat to the visitors. On 2006 both the club got united and formed a new club called Barisha Club. From then onward they started organizing one Puja which is also very highly acclaimed among all Puja in Kolkata.


CHRONOLOGY

2012 Theme : Shroddha
 
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  Mr.Sanatan Dinda
     Pratima :  
     Pandal  :  
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2011 Theme : Banmoyee tare agomoni ghure
 
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  S. Reddy
     Pandal  :  Gopal Poddar (Artist), Panchanan Décorators
     Lighting :  Feraday Electric
 

 

 
2010 Theme : Sona mati mati Sona
Mati khati dhudher bati
Roder chota fasal falai
Anke sobuj jolchobe
  Soil has always been worshiped as mother from ancient times. Soil’s fertility provides the harvest for life. The harvest provides unlimited food to millions of living beings. A new born is nurtured and brought up in mother’s Love.
We in this year have narrated the story of goodness & strength of nature’s fertility. We find similar strength and goodness in Mother Durga. So Mother Durga in the form of Maa Chandi have been represented as godess of crop & harvest in our puja.
With reference from the manuscripts & the imagination of artists a duo of soil and sky is being created in our pandal. Free and different thought of the Environmental artist forum have been transferred into creation of our pandal and the deity.
Devi Durga is spreading the goodness of creation after bringing end to evil.
The soil is represented by open earthen pots denoting thirty earth looking towards clouds to brings rains for fertility & harvest.
And clouds also respond to the call for creation & harvesting. We worship the power of harvest which brings happiness & prosperity by highlighting the Eternal duo of clouds and soils.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  
     Pandal  :  Environmental Art (Artist Forum)
     Lighting :  Faraday Electric, Panchanan Decorator
 

 

 
2008 Theme : Time (Barisha Club)
  This year the theme was time. The idea was show the different time format distributed in our daily form The idea was shared from the concept of the making of Jantar Mantar. They shared different form of clocks, staring from sand watch, Pradip Watch, Water Clock, Sun Clock, oil clock and more. The whole pandal was a representation of time layers and had denoting the circular motion of a clock. The ceiling had a circular layer of structure with a pendulum floating from the centre.
The deity was also designed as an incarnation of time and being paced with sand watch at the back drop.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vodatosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Vodatosh Suta (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2007 Theme : Ceramics (Barisha Club)
  This year the pandal was created by different art form by ceramic form. The art was done to beautify the pandal.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vodatosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Vodatosh Suta (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2006 Theme : Mahakash yea Mahisasur O Mordini (Barisha Club)
  One day in every year on the galaxy the formation of the galaxy of stars & planets are shaped in such a form that it looks like warfare of Devi Durga and Mahiashur (Demon).
This year the Puja committee created the same. To create the same feature of the galaxy, the pandal was created in the shape of globe. Once devotees entered the globe, they saw the formation of galaxy of stars and planets in the same manner to depict the warfare of Devi Durga & Mahiashur (Demon).
The creation was done by the use of light & sound.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  
     Pandal  :  
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2005 Theme : Dhak & Dhol (Sahajatri Club)
  The whole theme was based on musical instrument of Dhak & Dhol (different types of drums). The basic structure formed on bamboos and was decorated by different types & sizes of Dhak & Dhols. The idol was also was kept on a Dhol. The celling of the pandal was decorated by chandelier made of small Dhols. Different types of Dhak, Dhols, Madol were used to design. Pillars were created by Dhak & Dols. The whole idea was to highlight one of the most important instruments of music, used in different Pujas and an integral part of our culture. Mother Durga appeared to her devotees in a form merged with combination of Maha Laxmi, Maha Saraswati & Shiv Dev. Mother showed us the form of Shristi, Sthiti & Binas though her.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Swapan
     Pandal  :  Mihir & Partha (Artist)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2005 Theme : Gala Putul - Molten Dolls (Shristi Club)
  This art form is also near to extinction. The artist of this form has almost left this work and shifted into different profession. There are only Few artist known to still working in that art form. These artists are patronage & aided by the West Bengal govt. to retain & stop the art from extinction. The artist used to create Gala Putul which was of size of few inches.
The biggest challenge was to create the deity in the form of Gala Putul of 10-15 ft in size. The concept to convert the idea of the creating Gala Putul of 3-4 inches of size to a deity of Maa Durga of 10-15 ft was an achievement of its own.
Similarly to honour the beautiful creation, the archeological Museum at Behala has preserved it.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vobotosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Vodatosh Suta (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2004 Theme : Sirigu - Village of Ghana - Africa (Sahajatri Club)
  This year Sahajatri took Durga Puja globally. A village in Northern Ghana, Sirigu is well known for its traditional architect, pottery & wall design. Women takes a lead in all activities of life at Sirigu village is another specialty of the village. We tried to depict the woman power which is synonym to Devi Durga. Life has been of a struggle for them but they still don’t leave their creative urge and which they cherish by doing wall painting on their huts. The colour used was all from natural sources and the due to their poor conditions the brushes used were tree bark & their finger. Their paintings have dominance of colours like black, white & red.
Due to this the specialty of their paintings was of glorious uncertainty of un uniformity. The theme was to create a Sirigu village with glimpse of their livelihood & their creativity. Their life also revolves around their animals; animal models were used to show their presence in their life of them, The mother was kept in one of the hut made according to the style of the Sirigu village. Their roof of their hut has a specialty of being portable and can be removed to store things.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Khoka Pal
     Pandal  :  Mihir & Partha (Artist)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2004 Theme : Banglar Mukhos - Mask Of Bengal (Shristi Club)
  This year Devi Durga arrived on a Boat. To live upto that the Puja committee created the whole theme on boat. 7 boats were cut into half, fixed & joined to create at the centre to create a lotus. Artist was brought from South Dinajpur, specialized in making wooden mask (Kather Mukhos). They created different forms of Mukhos (mask to create the ambience of the pandal. Devi Durga was also crafted out from Mahegoni wood to complete the theme of wooden mask (Kather Mukhos).
This year also the idol of Devi Durga was preserved by a personal collector to give option to the future generation to be witness of this beautiful & different creation.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vobotosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Vodatosh Suta (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2003 Theme : Cinema (Sahajatri Club)
  The idea was to show the production floor used for shooting a Durga Puja. In this a production floor an old Zaminder house was created to organize Durga Puja. It has an exact set with all camera & lightings ready to shoot. When devotees entered the pandal they hear the music & dialogue used for shooting Durga Puja, at the place where Maa Durga resided, was focused with a projector showing different clippings of Durga Puja scene from different cinema to create to create an ambiance of celluloid world. The idol was in the traditional type of the Zaminder Bari.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Parimal Pal
     Pandal  :  Sushanta Pal (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2003 Theme : Terracotta Art (Shristi Club)
  This theme was to create a Durga Puja on terracotta. Specialised artist from Bankura was brought from Bankura to work on the art. The pandal was created on the seven Bankura horses. The Bankura horses are the famous form representation of authentic terracotta style of art. The best part of the attraction was the creation of Devi Durga in the terracotta form. It was unique and abstract in its representation. The effort of Shristi was so highly appreciated that people came forward to preserve it. The pandal and the theme are conserved at the lawn of ITC Sonar a five star Hotel chain.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vobotosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Vodatosh Suta (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2002 Theme : Madhubani Painting (Shristi Club)
  This year the Puja committee decided to acknowledge Madhubani Paintaings of Bihar. Madhubani Painters were brought from Bihar to create the pandal of Madhubani Paintings. The different corners and places of the pandal depicted the stories of mythology by Madhubani painters. Devi Durga was also created in the form of Madhubani Paintings. It was highly appreciated by the Publics & critics.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vobotosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Amar Sarkar
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2002 Theme : Colour Blocks (Sahajatri Club)
  In this whole pandal were designed with different colour wooden blocks. The natural shape of blocks was used to fit and create the design. The different designed created from assembling colour blocks. Another specialty was seven different types of faces of Devi Durga carved on the wood. The different style was Katha Stich, Terakotta & more style was depicted in the woodcarving faces of Devi Durga. The main idol was of wooden finish. It was created as if it curved out of stone.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Parimal Pal
     Pandal  :  Sushanta Pal (Artisan)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2001 Theme : Kat Putul - Wooden Doll (Shristi Club)
  In this year for the first time the deity became a part of the theme. Earlier than this the deity had been in the traditional form in spite of being in the theme Puja. In this the deity have been created differently and represented as an incarnation of Jaganath Dev. The art form of Kat Putul (wooden Doll) was on the verge of extinction but the Puja theme on this brought back interest in the art form. A workshop was created in the pandal and they sold dolls from there. It became so popular that by the end of Puja they couldn’t supply to the demand. The Katputul theme moved the intellectual community so much that they honored & recognized the art form by creating the gate of Bango Sammelon at Kolkata in the form of Kat Putul.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Vobotosh Suta
     Pandal  :  Amar Sarkar
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2000 Theme : Nritya Ashram - Dance Gurukul (Shristi Club)
  This year the Puja theme is Nitrya Ashram (Dance Gurukul). The idea was to highlight Hindustani classical dance forms and its richness. The theme was conceived by the club members themselves. They covered all the 7 Hindustani classical dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Odissi, Manipuri, Kathak, Kuchipuri, Mohiniatam
The pandal was created into Nitrya Ashram (Dance Gurukul) and decorated with paintings of different dance forms. The Pandal (Ashram) was beutificated by different musical instruments.
The idol was in the traditional form.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  
     Pandal  :  Club Members (Artist)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
2000 Theme : Tant (Sahajatri Club)
  In this the Tant sari was used to design the pandal. The idea of was share the creativity of the weavers of Bengal. Mother also worn a beautiful sari of specially weaved for. In can be said that the pandal was weaved to be created. The different form, design & color of Tant were used to design.
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  
     Pandal  :  Kishore Das (Artist)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 
1999 Theme : POT o PATE - Canvass Painting & Jute Modeling (Shristi Club)
  This year being the foundation year of the club & Durga Puja, the theme being decided was POT o PATE (Canvass Painting & Jute Modeling). This was done on traditional Pot painting (Canvass Painting) and Jute Modeling. Pot painting (Canvass Painting) artist from Medinipur and Kalighat to draw beautiful pictures on Pot (Canvass) to create different Poto Chitra (Canvass Paintings) for the Puja. This Poto chitra were used to decorate the Puja pandal. Skillful artist from Art college crafted different & beautiful models made of Pat (Jute) for the Puja pandal. The idol of Devi Durga was done in the traditional form (Akchala).
     Art Director / Theme Artist :  
     Pratima :  Kartik Pal
     Pandal  :  Debu Mitra (Artist)
     Lighting :  
 

 

 

AWARDS

Year Awards  
2010  ICORE Sharod Samman  3rd Prize 
  Awarded by ICORE   
 
2010  Shreeleathers-Pratidin  3rd Prize 
  Awarded by Shreeleathers, Pratidin   
 
2010  Asian Paints Sharod Samman 2010   
  Awarded by Asian Paints   
 
2010  Kolkata Municipal Corporation  Sera Paribesh 
  Awarded by Kolkata Municipal Corporation   
 
2008  Asian Paints Sharad Samman 2008  Best Puja 
  Awarded by Asian Paints   
 
2007  The Statesman  Best Puja 
  Awarded by The Statesman   
 
2007  Pratidin  Viewer Choice 
  Awarded by Pratidin   
 
2007  Sonic Battery   
  Awarded by Sonic   
 
2005  Pratidin  Best Prize 
  Awarded by Pratidin   
 
2005  Pratidin  Sera Dos 
  Awarded by Pratidin   
 
2005  Asian Paints Sharad Samman 2005  Final List 
  Awarded by Asian Paints   
 
2004  Anandabazar Patrika  3rd Prize 
  Awarded by Anandabazar Patrika   
 
2004  Asian Paints Sharad Samman 2004  Sharod Samman 
  Awarded by Asian Paints   
 
2004  Pratidin  2nd Prize 
  Awarded by Pratidin   
 
2003  Pratidin  Puja Perfect-2nd prize 
  Awarded by Pratidin   
 
2003  Anandabazar Patrika  3rd Prize 
  Awarded by Anandabazar Patrika   
 
2002  Asian Paints Sharad Samman 2002  Final List 
  Awarded by Asian Paints   
 
2002  Pratidin  1st Prize 
  Awarded by Pratidin   
 
2002  Snocem  1st Prize 
  Awarded by Snocem   
 
2002  ATN Bangla Award  1st Prize 
  Awarded by ATN Bangla   
 
2002  Shalimar Samaz Kalyan Samman  1st Prize 
  Awarded by Shalimar   
 
2001  Asian Paints Sharad Samman 2001  Best Puja 
  Awarded by Asian Paints   
 
     

 


 

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