Jago tumi Jago
Jago tumi Jago
Jago Durga Jago Dasha Praharana Dharini
Abhaya Shakti Bhalo Pradayini Tumi Jago
Thats a verse which for all the bengalis around the world has become synonymous with Mahalaya or start of debipaksha .
In 1932 All India Radio ( AIR) broadcasted for the first time at 4:00 AM on the Mahalaya a beautiful two-hour program consisiting of Devotional Songs,classical music and recitation from the scriptual verses of Sri Sri Chandi (Chandipath ) by Birendra Krishna Bhadra. It was called Mahisura mardani – মহিষাসুরমর্দিনী,The Annihilation of the Demon .From that day till today for the past 8 decades Bengalis get up during the chilly pre dawn hours to listen to Mahisasur mardani.
The flow of emotions and nostalgia that this brings along on one hnad gives me the happiness that Debipaksha has started and Durga Pujo is not far away, on the other reminds of all the excellent days of childhood of getting up at 4:00 am in the morning, listening to Mahalaya along with parents and going out to eat “gorom jilipi”
For everyone you can visit http://www.mukerjees.com/pujo.html for more info on Durga Pujo.
Unfortunately I would not be ab le to attend the Pujo either in India or even in Germany this year as I would be attending my first module classes for my MBA in Paris. Nevertheless the nostalgia remains and from the whole Mukerjee Family I would like to wish everyone a Sharod Subeccha.
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha