Kolkata, 18th October 2023: The members of Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja have taken up the challenge to discover the theme “Kedarnath Temple” which was inaugurated today virtually by Smt. MAMATA BANERJEE, Chief Minister of West Bengal and was attended by: Sri. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Member of Parliament; Sri. Vivek Gupta, MLA; Smt. Rehana Khatun, Councillor & Borough Chairman; Smt. Ayesha Kaniz, Councillor; Sri. Rajesh Sinha, Councillor; Sri. Manoj Poddar, Chairman of Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park & many other eminent personalities. The most popular Durga Puja of Central Kolkata is considered to be one of the oldest and renowned venues for Durga Puja in the city. They will be completing 55th years of Durga Puja celebrations this year. The most popular Durga Puja of Central Kolkata is considered to be one of the oldest and renowned venues for Durga Puja in the city. They will be completing 55th years of Durga Puja celebrations this year.
His devotees are always eager to have darshan of Baba Kedarnath. Only a few lucky people are able to reach Baba’s door, but the good news for the people of Kolkata is that Baba Kedarnath is coming to their city for darshan. Kedarnath temple is one of the sacred pilgrimage centre in Northern India, located on the bank of Mandakini river at an altitude of 3584 meters above sea level. Kedarnath temple is a part of Char Dhams and Panch Kedar in Uttarakhand and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Surendra Kr. Sharma, General Secretary of Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja said, “We came with the idea of constructing the replica of Kedarnath temple because of the fact that many of us have not visited Kedarnath and through this pandal they can have glimpse of the holy shrine and they can feel that they are doing Darshan of one of the twelve jyotirlinga of Shiva. The outer look of the pandal is exactly how the Kedarnath temple looks. This year, ‘Shiva is Shakti’ has been shown in the form of Mother’s idol. This idol of Mother Goddess is being made by the famous craftsman Kush Bera of Midnapur. According to the theme, the lighting is from Chandannagar.”