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 SI-IND-700006-05

 GHOSHBARI PATHURIAGHATA
 [ GHOSHBARI PATHURIAGHATA ]

  • Maa Durga Pratima
  • Maa Durga Pratima
 
 
Puja Type :   Bonedi Bari
 
North Kolkata
PATHURIAGHATA
 
Year of initiation  1848  
 
Website :

 
 


HISTORY

The techala Durga Puja of Pathuriaghata is about 163 years old and is one of the oldest Pujas amongst the old aristocratic families of Calcutta. A unique feature of this Puja is the ablution of the Naba Patrika in the house, instead of in the Ganges as is the usual practice. Apart from the customary bhog, the tradition of offering homemade sweets to the goddess still continues enthusiastically. The women of the house prepare delicacies like chandrapuli, khirer chhapa and of course, narkol naru to welcome the goddess.

Devi durga is welcomed on Maha Sasthi at Beltala. Asur is made in greenish color signifying the color of flame, as asura was said to have born from the funeral fire of his parents Rambhasur and Mahishi. On Maha saptami morning the idol is bathed with water collected from the proverbial sat samudra tero nadi and fruit juice of 12 fruits. Durga maa is dressed with a dhakai jamdani sari. On Maha Ashtami sugar structures (kashir mata chini) are sacrificed. Gunshoot is done at the moment of sandhikhan. Clay made nilkontho bird is used at the time of immersion. Jagmohan Dalmia, son-in-law of Ghosh family visits this pujo every year.


CHRONOLOGY

2011 Theme : Traditional Puja
  The women of the house prepare khirer chhapa and narkol naru.
In Mahastami sugar structure of goddess is sacrificed “Kashir Mata Chini”.
In the moments of sandhikkhan gunshots are happened.
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ORGANIZER

Name : Amarnath Ghosh -
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