Dumdum Park Yubak Brinda is celebrating 50 years of its DurgaPuja

celebrating 50 years


celebrating 50 years


Saptami (October 8, 2016)

The first day of Durga Puja, is when the holy presence of Goddess Durga is invoked into the idols in a ritual called Pran Pratisthan. The day commences with the Kola Bou bath -- a banana tree is bathed before dawn in a river or body of water, dressed in a sari like a newlywed bride (known as "Kola Bou", the banana bride), and used to transport the goddess's energy. Nine different types of plants are worshiped, representing the nine divine forms of Goddess Durga.

Ashtami (October 9, 2016)

It is one of the most significant days of Durga Puja. The goddess is worshiped in the form of a young unmarried virgin girl, adorned as Goddess Durga, in a ritual called the Kumari Puja. In the evening, the important Sandhi Puja is performed to worship Goddess Durga in her Chamunda form, which slayed the two accomplices of buffalo demon Mahishasura -- Chanda and Munda -- during her battle to kill the demon. The puja is carried out at the time the slaying took place.

Navami (October 10, 2016)

It is the last day of worship, which concludes with a maha aarti (great fire ceremony) to mark the end of the rituals and prayers. Goddess Durga is believed to have killed the buffalo demon Mahishasura on this day, and she's worshiped in the form of Mahisasuramardini, the Annihilator of the Buffalo Demon. Everyone gets dressed up in their finest, most glamorous clothes. The goddess's favorite bhog (food) is prepared and offered to her, and then distributed to devotees.

Dashami (October 11, 2016)

It is when Goddess Durga returns to her husband's abode and the idols are taken for immersion. Married women offer red vermillion powder to the Goddess and smear themselves with it (this powder denotes the status of marriage, and hence fertility and bearing of children). After the immersion, people visit their relatives and friends to give and receive blessings. Sweets are distributed and lavish dinners shared. The dress code for the day is traditional and classic.

MUKTI The Emancipation

Dumdum Park Yubak Brinda celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Unlike Northern Part of India, Durga Puja in Bengal essentially is not a celebration of killing the Asura - more than that a homecoming of the daughter. Whenever a girl returns to her ancestral home, it is an emancipation to her, emancipation from the steep regulations followed in her in house. This is an immense joy of liberty which let her spread her wings in the sky of freedom without having any obligation. And Durga Pula is, indeed, the ripping off the earthly compulsions we follow throughout the year. This year, emancipation has been iconized in the form of flying in the open sky without any binding. The flying symbolizes the freedom from the chain of immoral which keeps us confined into the daily pettiness and pessimism. Even the Asura - the evil power - got emancipated by Durga from his negativity, becomes a part of the celebration of this flying of life. Thus, other than 'Mukti, the Emancipation' which else could be a better theme for our 50th anniversary's Puja celebration?

Social Work Activity Programs

Blood Donaton Camps
Eye Camp
Health Check-up Camps
Regular Yoga Training
Children activities like Sit and Draw competition
Forestation programs
Warm Clothing and Blanket distribution for the needy
Helping the needy during natural disasters like Aila Cyclone relief work
Tutorial and Coaching for the needy children of the area
Arranging funds for the marriage of the needy people’s children of the area


Dum Dum Park Yubak Brinda, the association of Bengalees at DumDum Park, Kolkata has been in the forefront of organizing the Sri Sri Durga Puja for the last 49 years at Dum Dum Park, which took off in 1967. The oldest Durga Puja in and one of the biggest puja in Northern suburbs, is celebrated with pomp & grandeur following all traditional Rituals

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