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 https://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
he he I knw that one ..kolabou!Reading ur post I am reminded of one of my siuptd thoughts .As a kid, when i got introduced to marriage, I used to get dreams that my MIL would be like Manorama of Sita aur Gita,the old hema malini flick…and i used to tell my mother that I will also beat her with hunter like Gita does in the movie…I m smiling as I am writing this :)There’s not an IKEA still in Vegas..Lucky you..diyas and banana tree..wonder what u ll bring next to make me J!!LOL
Lol loved the comment on manorama of seet aur gita. hope you didnt have to take the hunter in hand . have a nice day.