Sunday, September 17, 2006

One Little Pujo, One Big Heart

I’ve been associated with this Pujo for as long as I can remember. It’s a lovely little Pujo, held in a lovely little ground, away from the bustle of the busy arterial & sub-arterial roads. And, it’s organized by some of the lovliest people I’ve ever known.

We’ve never touched either the scale of size or finances of larger Pujo’s of Bangalore. But then, we’ve never needed to. We were on our own, a very special Pujo, run by some really passionate people. These people understood the essence of conducting a Durga Pujo. They understood that the Pujo is not meant to be exclusive, it is not meant to be tied up, formalized. The Pujo is meant to be a celebration with open arms, where you reach out to everybody and share your happiness. Which is why our little Pujo, limited perhaps by space, by money and by manpower, is the Pujo with One Big Heart. Never turning away a single soul, welcoming everyone with open arms.

[Any ideas or thoughts presented in this article are the writer’s own and should not be considered as an endorsement by the Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti, Joymahal]

- Rick Banerjee


Shamit Bagchi said...

The scale that 'Bangla Utsav' reached, could have been mentioned ... !

Piya Bose said...

I cannot agree with you more :) There has always been somethnig special about Joymohol...Long live!

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for participating in the "Maddox Square Recreated" event. I was awestruck with the turnout .. Kudos to the crowd .. And thanks to Mr. Ranjan Ghosal and Tomojit da for singing with us

sushilsingh said...

Hi, all friends

'Nav' means 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'night', thus, 'Navratri' means 'nine nights'. There

are many legends attached to the conception of Navratri like all Indian festivals but

all of them are related to Goddess Shakti (Hindu Mother Goddess) and her various

forms. Though it is one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindu calendar, it holds

special significance for Gujratis and Bengalis and one can see it in the zeal and fervor

of the people with which they indulge in the festive activities of the season.


Anonymous said...

great!! love the pujo.. its like the event that i wait for the whole year.. and i feel jayamahal pujo has something do with it...