About Durga Puja

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Bengalis are amazingly colorful people and you cannot keep them away from festivity, food and adda. They are widely known for their strong cultural roots and community celebrations. Probably the most enticing part of the year for a Bengali is the Durga Puja- the 5 day festivity that has a perfect blend of Puja, dance, food, shopping and fun. Every one of us, wherever in the world we may be wants to be at home to celebrate this auspicious occasion with our family and friends. Come autumn, the atmosphere in each Puja Pandal becomes absolutely magical and it is full of festive fragrance which no Bengali family would want to miss. One of the prominent and immensely popular Durga Puja that has amalgamated the true essence of Durga Puja along with modern vibes is the Sarbojanin Durga Puja of Kendriya Vihar-2, Sector-82, Noida. Starting in 2005, we have been successfully organizing ‘Sarbojanin Durga Puja’ every year. Our Durga Puja celebrations started on a very humble scale and today, it has grown into a huge joyous affair attracting people from all parts of Noida and NCR. Apart from Durga Puja Otsav, we also celebrate, with equal gaiety and fervor, Basanti Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Poila Boisakh (Bengali New Year) and Pochisay Baoisakh ( Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary).

We, the Probasi Bengalis have our own canvas and colors to define our life. We have painted our life with traditional colors as well as colors from the region we live. Though we stay far away from West Bengal, we Bengalis in Noida are no way different from the people of West Bengal when it comes to celebrating Durga Puja. We, the Probasi Bengalis have imbibed the actual traditional rituals in our Puja and also the festivity mood of the area we live in. Our Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti is a bunch of hardworking creative people who create a unique theme every year and the best part is that all the themes till date have been appreciated by people across Noida and NCR. Our Puja stands apart not only for its themes but also for its cultural activities, sports, bhog, stalls and to top it all the enthusiasm. You will be delighted to know that the residents of Kendriya Vihar and adjoining areas join us in this grand celebration and without their cooperation and participation this puja wouldn’t have materialized in the first place. Our Durga Puja idols are a ‘must watch’ for a devotee as you can get a feel of the ‘Divine Mother’ in it. Apart from the beautiful idols, the stunning Pandal also looks eye-catching and most of the time, professional artists are hired from Kolkata to decorate it. One of the major attractions at our pandal is the 'dhunuchi nritya'. Dhunuchi is a clay lamp in which coconut coir are burnt with incense powder. Devotees both men, women dance with it in front of Maa Durga as an offering along with the rhythmic drumming of dhak. This event is covered by various TV channels.

We provide a great platform to budding artists and amateur child artists to showcase their talent on stage. We also entertain our audience with performances from professional artists who come from various parts of our country. The cultural programs are broadcasted live by local cable TV. We organize ‘Ananda mela’ on Maha Panchami where ladies from our society participate in a friendly competition with their homemade delicacies. It’s a great cozy and fun-filled time for every resident where they get a chance to gorge on sumptuous delicacies of various parts of India. Drawing competition, poetry recitation, conch blowing, candle lighting, dance competition, musical chairs and so many other activities keep the children, women and men engaged and entertained. Do not miss the Bhog which is served daily from Maha Shashti onwards to all people blended with loads of love. Bhog (or the offering to Maa Durga) is typically vegetarian food and comprises Khichudi (the Bengali version of Khichdi). The food is delightful and it has the aroma of Puja in it. Come and be a part of our celebrations and get enthralled.

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