BorPanchanantala Sarbojonin Jagadhatri Puja theme for the year is “Srijan Kathi” depicting a mason’s chisel, a blacksmith’s hammer and a farmer’s spade express the artistic creativity through their breadwinning instruments, which are their lifeline too. Their technical expertise expressed through their tools and instruments of lifeline is also an extension of their creative best and a common identity.
The Puja Committee Secretary Debsaday Kundu says, “If we consider the two major festivals during Durga Puja & Jagadhatri Puja at the BorPanchanantala Sarbojonin as public festivals or a ‘Baroari Puja’, then we shall fail to evaluate and assess the impact, influence and its reach of these occasions. This festival gives an indescribable feeling and an indomitable emotion to the inhabitants of the locality. BorPanchanantala Sarbojonin has overcome many obstacles, joys, and sorrows.”
He further states that “We organize a multitude of programs during this period apart from following the religious rituals and observances, we also organize entertainment programs apart from fulfilling our social responsibilities as support to the economically challenged, providing food items, giving new clothes and providing educational support throughout the year, social service and educational programs throughout the year.”
” This year on the evening of Durgastami, we provided food and educational materials to 180 orphans of Pravarta Seva Niketan. Once again, during the inauguration of the Ma Jagadhatri Puja Golden Jubilee year on 29th October’22, they shall be provided with food items, as our humble contribution.
Perhaps for the first time ever in Chandannagar, the Jagadhatri Puja at the BorPanchanantala in its pre-golden jubilee year shall be inaugurated by the members of the community welfare organization like Pravarta Seva Niketan
The entire theme has been created by Biman Saha, the stunningly beautiful Ma Jagadhatri’s idol has been created by Mukti Pal and the idol has been aesthetically decorated by Prasad Ghosh while the thematic pandal has been illuminated with lighting by Rana Roy and the sound engineering by Abhijit Kole. All additional lighting has been done by Samaresh Dey.
In its 149th year, the BorPanchanantala Sarbojonin Jagadhatri Puja lays claim to be one of the oldest pujas in Chandannagar, along with all the performances this year. Next year’s golden jubilee is going to be accompanied by a spectacular light procession on Dashami. We have started its preparation,” concluded Debsaday Kundu