Kolkata: It has not been a long time since I walked along my familiar lane. When the puja was announced in the calendar, the hymns of Virendra Krishna Bhadra recorded on the laptop were continued. People who are far away from the country had no way to return home no matter how hard they tried to return home. Durga Puja (Durga Puja 2022) was organized by the Bengalis of Durham, Canada (Durga Puja in Canada).
One year ago, during a cup of tea chat, they remembered Puja, Kashban, Dhaker Badi, Puja Hullod and decided, “Let’s do Puja now.” So think as you do. Expatriate Bengalis organized Puja (Durga Puja in Foreign) with fanfare. The name is Aghani Cultural Association. They organized the puja for the second time. The beautiful idol was paid for from Kumartuli. This idol will be worshiped this time too. A local priest has been found. He will worship by chanting pure mantras.
But it is not a 5-day puja like Bengal. The Bengalis of Durham are going to perform puja on 24th and 25th of September. The second Durga Puja (Durga Puja 2022) is happening with devotion. Attempts have been made so that there are no errors anywhere. Special food will be arranged on the occasion of Puja. Even cultural events are being held.
Prince Bandopadhyay, one of the founders of this puja, said, “We are all participating in the puja following the Covid protocol. Many people are coming to see our puja. We definitely miss the puja in Kolkata. That’s why this puja is organized. We hope that our puja will be much bigger in the coming days. ” Asmita is one of the organizers of the puja. He is very enthusiastic about enjoyment. Bhog’s menu will include khichuri, potato cauliflower curry, labra and chutney. And one day there will be polao, cheese curry, potato cauliflower curry, chutney. Apart from this there will be panchabanjan. Devpriya, who is busy organizing the puja, says, “I didn’t get much like the country. But there was an insistence in the mind that we will be able to perform puja.”