To the readers
THE SHAROD UTSAV-2014
The song of coming back home
The Sharod Utsav-2014 (Autumn Festival) of Bengali peoples have already been started. The major Bengali peoples celebrate this festival during a five-day program. They are enjoying and participating this big happening with a rejoice and festive mood though it is a worship of Hindu Goddess Devi Durga (in Bengali “Durga Puja”) in autumn. This is a playful effort to expose the amalgamation of art and festival which is being backed up by the religious cultural background.
A huge gathering at the well decorated pandals (pavilion of Devi Durga) is the noticeable matter. Peoples visit thematically strong installed idols and pandals from one place to another place in the busy city life, the glow and illumination, effect of lights is haunting to the viewers where a combination of art and festival is an unique feature to establish aesthetically a rich visual content. Parallel, the prompt action taken by the traffic police guard for traffic control, preparation for the arrangement for communications—such as metro or others’ private bus, taxi or govt. bus, tram, train service during the whole night, the arrangement by the smaller to mediocre companies even the multinationals who also actively did everything to make finished stalls/small pavilions stayed in surrounding place beside the pandals to advertise or campaign or organizing events for their product campaigning for public viewing etc. At the same time the role of media is wonderful, during the five-day program their activities centered into the festival for forecasting news or special Sharod programs on festival that are great events.
The above graphic is the exclusively starter page of http://www.viswayan.com, officially a Bengali Cultural Portal that contains a largest database and e-commerce around all over world. This is an welcome notice to the festival.
On behalf of my blog, I heartily welcome and show my friendship and regards to all of you. I hope everybody shall be in good health, the peace and friendship that shall exist all along! Happy Autumn Festival! Happy Puja!