Date: October 10, 2023 Mumbai, India – North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti, one of the most prestigious and oldest Durga Puja celebrations in the city, is all set to enchant devotees and visitors with their 76th-year celebrations. This year’s event promises to be an unparalleled spectacle, celebrating the rich culture, art, and spirituality of the Thai Temples.
The highlight of this year’s festivities is undoubtedly the awe-inspiring 20-feet high Protima (idol) of Goddess Durga, complete with an intricately crafted Mukut (crown). Without the Mukut, the idol stands tall at an impressive 17 feet and is 30 feet long in breadth. This magnificent sculpture weighs over 3 tons, necessitating the use of forklifts and cranes during the immersion process, which takes seven rounds.
The theme for this year, “Thai Temples,” has been masterfully curated, drawing inspiration from the rich and ornate designs found in the temples of Thailand. The Pandal (decorative structure around the idol) is designed to capture the captivating ambiance of Thai temples.
North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti is renowned for offering a holistic experience to its devotees and visitors. Their commitment to excellence is evident in every facet of their hospitality and organization. From the best entertainment programs featuring renowned celebrities performing at the Pandal to an authentic Bhog (feast) experience replicating the warmth of a Baraat (wedding procession), the Samiti aims to provide an unforgettable experience.
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Visitors can expect a unique level of service, making them feel like cherished guests. The waiting area provides free water, and an air-conditioned waiting area ensures comfort. The Pandal itself is centrally air-conditioned, wheelchair-friendly, and offers valet parking for convenience.
Hygiene and cleanliness are of utmost importance, with dedicated housekeeping ensuring spotless and dry toilets. Renowned artists and singers grace the stage, offering performances that are truly priceless. What sets this Puja apart is that North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti believes in making these performances accessible to all by not selling tickets, allowing even ordinary people to enjoy live performances by artists like Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Mika, and more.
With over a lakh people in attendance, this Durga Puja celebration is nothing short of a grand extravaganza. The spirit of unity, devotion, and celebration that defines North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti’s 76-year legacy continues to shine brighter with each passing year.
North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti was founded in 1948 by prominent members including Shri Sasadhar Mukerji, Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Bimal Roy, Hemant Kumar, S D. Burman, Joy Mukerji, Pradeep Kumar, Ram Mukerji, and many such celebrities. The Puja began with Maa Durga’s blessing and continues to thrive thanks to dedicated workers like Supratim Sarkar, Navnit Narayan, Sanjoy Mukerji, Prasun Sikdar Shivdutt, Souvik, Samrat Mukerji.
This year’s Durga Puja celebration at North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti promises to be a star-studded extravaganza. Bollywood and music industry celebrities will grace the occasion with their presence, making it an event of unparalleled glamour and entertainment.
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Debu Mukerji of North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti was quoted saying, “We welcome everyone to our Pujo to seek Maa’s blessings. Celebrations at North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti will be bigger, better, and grander this year.”
Durga Puja is celebrated from Shasti to Bijoya Dashami, and the festivities include various rituals and ceremonies to honor Goddess Durga and seek her blessings.