Just over a century ago, twelve friends in Kolkata got together to organise the first Baroari ('baarah yaar' or 'twelve friends') Puja, that took the Durga Puja celebrations to the community at large. Neighbourhoods (paras), clubs and local committees today contribute to about 3,700 Sarbajanin ('for all people') Puja celebrations in pandals (temporary structures that house the idols) across Kolkata. From a festival celebrated at home by the land-owning elite, the pujas have become a common man's festival.
We are happy to inform you that we are going to cover the grand festival Durga Puja in and around Kolkata area through our Puja Portal (www.kolkatashreesamman.com). In our puja portal, you can see different puja committees have already registered. In this regard, we want to enhance your Puja through our Puja Portal. Our Prize categories are decided in different parts like as, (SRESTHO PROTIMA, SRESTHO MANDOP, SERA BAROWARI, SERA BISMOY, SERA AAKARSHAN) and many more. To achieve this prestigious and glorious Tittle please register in our portal through our SMS service. We hope that your puja will be more proudful to achieving this respect and honour.
Barowari Puja means a puja arranged and organized entirely by the local community. First organized in Guptipara, a place about 100 kms away from Kolkata, such community pujas spread fast through different parts of West Bengal, particularly Kolkata. The word Baroaari came from Baro (twelve in Bengali) + yaar (friends), ie, in its amalgamated form a puja organized by twelve friends. There were mainly two kinds of embellishments or saaj that used to be made then – sholar saaj and daker saaj. The first was created using shola, a milky white material derived from the pith of a plant, also called shoal, growing in marshy areas.
Durga (pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʊrɡaː]; Sanskrit: दुर्गा; Bangla: দুর্গা), meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible", is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. Durga is the original manifested form of Mother Parvati or Adi-Parashakti. Once again Maa Durga is back to the earth. We all are eagerly waiting for the auspicious festival of Durga Puja. We celebrate Durga Puja to mark the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. It is celebrated during the last five days of Navaratri. They in turn sought divine help of mother Durga who, armed with weapons and riding on a lion, killed demon Mahishasur. So, Durga Puja is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Durga Puja is held during Mahalaya, which is the first phase of crescent moon in Ashwin (according to the Hindu calendar).
Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. ... Thus, the festival epitomises the victory of good over evil, but it also is in part a harvest festival that marks the goddess as the motherly power behind all of life and creation.