Badamtala Ashar Sangha - Exclusive Pictures & Organizer Interview | Kolkata Durga Puja Parikrama Online


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By Subhomoy Mukherjee

CALCUTTA, October 13 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ashar Sangha is reputed for organizing traditional puja with innovative things over the years with reputation to all.

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Calcutta reporter for Washington Bangla Radio, caught up with one of the chief organizers of the  Badamtala Ashar Sangha Durga Puja - click on the play button in the player above to listen to the exclusive audio interview online.

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Millions of people visit this puja every year. They surprise everybody every year by building excellent pandal on a very small land. This year their concept is "Parar Puja" i.e.  “puja of a locality” where they have shown the main pandal in surrounding of four old houses. The pandal is very colourful and the deity is in true Bengali tradition.

The background music of the puja is also very good with proper use of folk dhuns in flute. They gives full attention to energy saving, pollution control and fire protection and the idol is painted with lead free colours to avoid pollution of the water after immersion.

Badamtala Ashar Sangha is a strong contender for prestigious Sarood Sammans this year and they already captured some of them including IIDR Sarood Samman Top 20 category puja. they are involved in various social and cultural activities like arranging blood donation camps, donating cloths to poor people, helping Thalesemia patients, educating poor students, helping old people in their needs and arranging cultural programs all over the year. We are hoping to see meaningful innovative pujas from Ashar Sangha every year.