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SSR Durga Puja 2019 souvenir Ikshana

SSR Durga Puja 2019 souvenir Ikshana

Keywords: Ikshana SSR Durga Puja 2019

SUMADHURA SILVER RIPPLES DURGA PUJA 2019

SOUVENIR RELEASE



Convener’s Message

Sarva Mangal Mangalye, Shive Sarvarth Sadhike
Sharanye Trambake Gauri, Narayani Namah Stute
On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja’2019, I extend greetings to my fellow SSR residents
and wish them happiness and prosperity. The festival celebrates the triumph of virtue and
destruction of evil.
This year we have come together to celebrate Durga Puja for the Second time at SSR. The
celebrations have enriched our lives, both young and old, and boost our cultural heritage.
Our appreciation and thanks go to all the SSR residents who have spontaneously taken part
in the various programs /events during the Puja celebration days. Our thanks also go to the
Support Staff, Security for their help in providing a safe place to perform the puja
celebrations. Our special thanks go to MC members and FM of SSR for their whole hearted
support without which the puja would not be possible.
I recognize the sincere and tireless efforts of all the members of Durga Puja Committee, and
all the Volunteers. We are also grateful to all the residents who have sponsored numerous
activities in this regard.
It is a matter of pride for all of us that in this year’s celebration of Durga Puja, we are
adjudged as best for three categories of events, which is one notch more than the last year.
We hope you all enjoyed this year’s celebrations.
May this be a moment of blessing for all of us and our collective well-being.
Thank you very much.
Ashish Bera

The Editorial

Dear Friends

We are back with the second Edition of IKSHANA, the Sumadhura Silver Ripples Durga Puja
Souvenir 2019.

If 2018 was about walking down the unknown path, 2019 was about meeting the
expectations and I am happy to note that the Durga Puja committee has been able to
provide an esoteric experience of faith, devotion, festivities, food and a lot of fun for the SSR
residents.

I am also happy to announce that we have won the Best Durga Puja award for 2019
improving on our performance in 2019. We have also won the award for Best Venue and
Beat Dandiya celebrations (Start up Puja category in Eventex Sharad Samman 2019)

The vision of the committee has been to provide a platform to engage SSR families for a
week in different events and festivities. Keeping that in mind, we had introduced Kumari/
Kanya Puja this year and it has turned out to be a best seller.

We pride ourselves in organizing Green and Clean Durga Puja have been successful in
meeting the expectations of residents and authorities for second year in a trot.

Behind the glitz and glamour of a successful event, lies the sweat and blood of the
organizers and volunteers. We have been blessed with the commitment and energy of a
wonderful team. I wish to thank the Management Committee and Security and Facilities
teams as well who have supported the event and provided us various logistical support.

We will come back next year with an even better experience. Asche Bochhor Abar Hobe!

Thank You SSR Residents! Your support is what keeps our spirit alive!

Take Care
Surojeet Sengupta

Treasurer’s Report

Dear Friends,
Presenting the 2019 Durga Puja Balance Sheet details.

COLLECTION SOURCE AMOUNT EXPENDITURE HEADS AMOUNT
Collection from SSR A-Block 26208 Durga and Lakshmi Idol 27500
Collection from SSR B-Block 29704 Purohit+Puja samagrI+dhaki 52000
Collection from SSR C-Block 28319 Asst Pujari / Dakhi food & others 4885
Collection from SSR D-Block 21317 Saptami & Astami Annadanam (Ashish Bera) 43500
Collection from SSR E-Block 26951 Ashtami Annadanam (Deepa Swaminathan) 10000
Collection from SSR F-Block 23356 Navami Annadanam (Aditi Lenka) In Kind
Collection from SSR G-Block 27804 Puja Flower 11000
Collection from SSR H-Block 20752 Sweet for Puja 7600
Collection from SSR J-Block 25104 Immersion 6647
Organizing Group Contributions 194002 Transportation 3685
From Donation Box 4200 Clubhouse both Hall & Guest Room Booking 89900
Corporate Sponsors 7500 Disposable Plates and Bowls (Sponsored) In Kind
From Stalls 14400 Tent House provider (Stage, Chairs, Tables) 42700
From Anandamela Stalls 1800 Puja Items Non-Perishable 10599
Annadanam Items by Vijay Reddy In Kind Puja Perishables 10000
Annadanam by Aditi Lenka In Kind Laxmi Puja 3700
Kumari Puja Collection 36031 DJ Charges for Dandiya Nite 27000
Balance from 2018 durga puja 15252 Stage Decoration & Others 28409
Total Collection 502700 Lighting, Illumination & Sound System 42500
Cultural Programmes 12870
Total Expenditure 499276 Labor Charges 6500
CARRYOVER BALANCE TO 2020 3424 Printing and Poster Charges 3140
External Stall/Anandamela Stall Payment 16200
Miscellenous 2910
Kumari Puja Expense 36031
Total Expenditure 499276

Thank you
Sibnath Ghosh

Souvenir Editorial Team
Surojeet Sengupta

Published by
Surojeet Sengupta on behalf of The SSR Durga Puja Committee 2019

Cover page Design
Overall:Surojeet Sengupta
Durga Face: Master Gaurang Mittal, Age 11 Years, SSR resident

Disclaimer
The SSR Durga Puja Committee 2019 and the Editor of this souvenir are not
responsible for the content supplied by the various contributors to the
Souvenir. All logos and trademarks of various sponsors have been
published with their permission. All other logos and trademark used in the
Souvenir are acknowledged.

Copyright Notice
Use of the Logo and the name without permission is prohibited. No part of
the souvenir shall be reprinted, published or used without permission of
The SSR Durga Puja Committee 2019.

Contact Information:
Surojeet Sengupta, F-502, Sumadhura Silver Ripples, Borewell Road,
Bangalore-560066
Call: 9972007744, 9849488212, 8884978778
Email: [email protected]

Durga Puja Committee
Ashis Bera, Urmi Bera, Abhijit RoyChoudhury, Avirup Ghosh, Abhijit
Banerjee, Abhishek Verma, Banani Roy, Basant Patawari, Barsha Biswas,
Indranil Biswas, Manali Banerjee, Neelam Gupta, Pinky Ghosh, Payal
Roychoudhury, Pramit Banerjee, Priyanka Verma, Rituparna Banerjee,
Rajeev Ranjan, Shatabdi Saha, Subarna Mallick, Sibnath Ghosh, Swagota
Ghosh, Soumitra Ghosh, Swati Ghosh, Sanjib Paul, Subhra Roy, Sushmita
Srivastava, Shilpi Verma, Surojeet Sengupta

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 - RITUALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 - RITUALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – BALIDAN/YAGYA

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – KOLABOU SNAN

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 - RITUALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – KANYA PUJA

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – KANYA PUJA

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – SINDUR UTSAV

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – SINDUR UTSAV

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – SINDUR UTSAV

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – VISARJAN

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – CULTURALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – CULTUSSRRALDSURGA PUJA 2019 – CULTURALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – CULTURALS
SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – CULTURALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – CULTURALS

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – DANDIYA NIGHT

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – DHUNUCHI DANCE

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – SANKHA DHWANI

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – BHOG

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – ANANDAMELA

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – ANTAKSHARI

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – DEVOTEES

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – FASHION SHOW

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – FASHION SHOW

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – DEVOTEES

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – DEVOTEES

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SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – WHAT IT TAKES

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – LAXMI PUJA
SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – RANGOLI

SSR DURGA PUJA 2019 – KIDS CORNER







GAURANG (11 YEARS)
AVANI (9 YEARS)

SHOUNAK (7 YEARS)
ANNIKSHA (6 YEARS)

Poem

Sanskriti Pattanayak (B-402)

The man on the pavement

I cringed when I saw him,
that man who sat on the pavement.
I had grown up watching him,
Day after day there he would be.

He was maybe once a young lad,
with energy and a sane state of mind.
But for all I knew he had died,
now there he was just a mere failure
(Was he though?)

He had smoked away everything,
a stench always surrounded him.
He threw away trails of cigars, left forgotten
Like his family and relationships.
(Or did they leave him?)

I will never know what had happened to him,
what had made this man so alone.
He never did do anything, just begged
Hoping to buy another pack of his destruction.
(Or maybe just a simple meal?)

I thought of all this and yet i didn't stop,
Like everyone else, he disgusted me too,
I had never felt sorry for this man,
He was the reason for his misery.
(Was my judgement to harsh?)

With twigs he would try to clean his nails,
He didn't know he was already wasted, too contaminated
He had failed at life and yet he didn't try.
(But how could I dare to imagine the effort it takes to get back?)

He was as hopeless as he could be,
His face was ashen, devoid of a smile.
Eyes so hollow, there wasn't a glint of innocence,
He had given up on the world, and the world did the same.
(Oh dear ,what was the difference between us then?)

Poem

Sanskriti Pattanayak (B-402)

The man on the pavement … Contd.

There he sat day after day, hoping
for miracles that wouldn't ever be true.
I didn't know his story and didn't wish to,
I walked away, and he was left there,
yet again, the man on the pavement.
.
.

Or was he ever actually just left there? Everyone left a little bit of themselves with him, and
took a little bit of him with themselves.
.
There were countless questions I had, I knew nothing about him. It’s funny how we are so
consumed with our wants and desires, our dreams and ambitions ,that we often very easily
discard others turmoil, their struggles, their battles.

There is always something within your capacity , something you can do. We might
have enough problems to complain about for a lifetime, so why not in the simplest way
make it a little bit easier for someone else to deal with theirs. It is true when they say that
you must -'Throw kindness around like confetti.'

Poem

Nikkitha Shanmugha, 10 years (B1303)

Plastic everywhere!

Plastic, Plastic! Everywhere.
Don’t you think, it shouldn’t be there?

It covers the trees; it covers the bushes
It covers everything that once was luscious.

People these days only use that!
It is time to put on our environment saving hat!

We know the bad side of plastic.
How do we prevent the problem becoming majestic?

Use a cloth bag instead of a plastic one.
Hey wait we aren’t done!

Reusable straws and cups to carry would be good;
The problem is in a different level; Time to put on your environment saving hood.

SSR GANESH CHATURTHI 2019

Special Feature

Diptee Deshpande(C103)

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations
Grand “Green” welcome to the Granter of all Wishes

In continuation of the tradition that started in 2017, SSR-ians welcomed Sri Ganesha and
Devi Gauri this year with great pomp and fanfare in a grand and “eco-friendly”
celebration spanning 3 days starting from September 2 to September 4, 2019.
In keeping with the theme, the decoration for the event was done in a completely eco-
friendly manner without using any plastic (which meant no cello tape as well!).
The main Mandapa was decorated using fresh flowers and cloth while the entrance saw
colourful arrangement of brass vessels and lamps along with fresh flowers and rangoli.
This time even Sri Ganesha adorned minimal paint and was dressed in simple white
coloured cotton attire. Everyone was awestruck by His simple beauty and serene looks.
The “Sthapana” of Sri Ganesha and Devi Gauri was done on the first day of the
celebration by all the residents. The neighbouring Ganesha temple Pandit ji was kind
enough to consent to carry out the Sthapana and Visarjan Pooja at SSR once again. Like
the previous years, the daily Pooja in the morning and evening was conducted by our
residents along with chanting of mantras and stotrams. A large number of devotees of
all ages dressed in festive best, including the staff, housekeeping and security team of
SSR, gathered to pray and take the divine darshan of Sri Ganesha and Devi Gauri.

Special Feature

Diptee Deshpande(C103)

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations ..2

On the first day mid-morning, Annadanam programme was successfully conducted
where all the SSR-ians and the staff and security teams partook the blessed meal. In the
evening, a rousing Aarti program was conducted followed by grand Prasadam
distribution to all present. Every day residents would lovingly prepare food for their
beloved Bappa for the morning and evening Aarti and Pooja, and the same would be
distributed in an orderly manner in a completely eco-friendly way – without use of any
single use plastic disposables. In fact few families chose to bring their own plates and
bowls, which was highly appreciated.
On the second day, a soulful evening was in store for SSR-ians in the form of “Bhakti
Sandhya” programme. Children (including those as young as 3 years old) recited shlokas,
sang bhajans and devotional songs and confirmed their place in Bappa’s heart. Adults
weren’t far behind – rendition of devotional songs in multiple languages made their due
mark and received great appreciation from the audience. What really sealed the evening
though was the performance of a dance-drama by about 30 SSR kids on the song “Deva
Shree Ganesha” where the story of origin of Sri Ganesha was creatively displayed.
Suffice to say that the audience was awestruck and had goosebumps when Sri Shankara,
Devi Gauri, Sri Ganesha and little Mooshak made their grand appearance in the end!
Finally, as all good things must come to an end, the third day – Visarjan - saw SSR-ians
wake up with mixed emotions. As the evening arrived, the cloud-laden skies also readied
to shed a tear or two in farewell to Bappa. The loud cries of “Ganapati Bappa Morya”
were heard all around SSR. A procession of Bappa and Devi Gauri was carried out in a
decorated tractor along with music covering the entire SSR premises. SSR-ians being
SSR-ians weren’t ready to bid adieu to Bappa so soon and were seen rejoicing one last
time near the main gate from where Bappa was taken for Visarjan.
This concluded the Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations for SSR in 2019 with the hope that
Bappa and Devi Gauri visit us soon and fill our hearts again with their divine and blissful
blessings of health, success, wisdom and prosperity.

SSR GOLU CELEBRATIONS 2019

Special Feature

Ramya Suresh(B1301)

GOLU and Navaratri

Navaratri

Navaratri is a time when many homes in the southern states of India—parts of Tamil
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala—feast on colours, lights & lamps, Carnatic
& devotional music and food. Visitors are greeted with gleaming dolls, colourful Kolam
(Rangoli like floor decoration) Young girls and Women are dressed traditionally in
Kancheevaram sarees and chanting slokas and sing while they visit homes for turmeric &
Kumkum. Traditionally, all family members participate in creating the Golu / Kolu - an
assembly of a multitude of idols of gods, goddesses, men, animals, and different people
in action such as farming, dancing, household chores etc.
The festival celebrates the worship of three Goddess, Durga (for health), Lakshmi (for
wealth) and Saraswathi (for knowledge). The first three days signifies, destroying all our
impurities by goddess Durga, in her another form “kali”. Next three days, the goddess
Lakshmi is worshipped as a mother of giving inexhaustible wealth. And in the final three
days, goddess Saraswathi is worshipped for wisdom and success.
The slaying of Mahishasura by Durga is celebrated over the nine days. While most of
India celebrates the Durga Puja in Bengali style, in South India – mainly in the states of
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, women celebrate Navratri Golu.

Golu
Golu is the festive display of dolls and figurines in South India during the autumn festive
season, particularly around the multiday Navaratri (Dussehra, Dasara) festival of
Hinduism. These displays are typically thematic, narrating a legend from a Hindu text or
a secular cultural issue. They are also known as Kolu, Gombe Habba, Bommai Kolu or
Bommala Koluvu. Dolls or Bommai (Bombei)are arranged in steps (usually odd numbers)
and they are artistic creations of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and their stories.
Bommai (Doll) Golu is the artistic display of dolls on numbered tiers or steps, usually
made of wood. The nine steps represent the nine days of Navaratri. Traditionally, a few
top steps include idols of gods and a kalash (ceremonial jar) with fresh water, covered
with a coconut and mango leaves. The next few steps have idols of saints and heroes of
the country. Another step represents human activities, depicting functions such as
marriage, temples, and an orchestra or music band. Business is usually represented by
the Chettiar set of dolls, with shop items and wooden dolls called Marapachi dressed in
colourful clothes. Today, Golu has the thematic representation of ancient stories,
depicting scenes from Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita, among others. It is a custom to add
a few new dolls every year.


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