190th Maghotsava at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj
The 190th Maghotsava 2019 was celebrated by Sadharan Brahmo Samaj with solemnity. On the eve of 190th Maghotsava 3rd Magh 1426, 18th January 2020, Inaugural service of Maghotsava takes place at Prayer Hall with Kirtan conducted by Smt. Kamalika Bandopadhyay and Sri Arindrajit Saha. Thereafter Divine service was offered by Smt. Kalyanmoyee Chattopadhyay and hymns were sung by Smt. Kamalika Bandopadhyay and Sri Arindrajit Saha along with other members of the group.
On 4th Magh 1426, 19th January 2020 at 10.00 am, Yuva Utsava of this year jointly celebrated by Bharatbarshiya Brahmo Mandir, Brahmo Sammilan Samaj and Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, was held at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. Devine Service was conducted by Sri Amit Das and hymns were sung by Brahmo Youth conducted by Smt. Taniya Ghosh Poddar.
On 5th Magh 1426, 20th January 2020 at 6.30 pm a lecture meeting on Sivanath Sastri was organized. Short Prayer was offered by Sri Siddhartha Brahmachari. New reprinted version of “Dharmajiban,- 1st part” written by Sivanath Sastri was released by Sri Baridbaran Ghosh. Lectures were delivered by Sri Baridbaran Ghosh, Sri Soumitra Srimani and Sri Rajat Sanyal. Sri Prasun Ganguly was presided over the meeting.
On 6th Magh 1426, 21st January 2020 at 3-30 pm handicraft exhibitions of Brahmo Samaj Mahila Bhavan and Konnagar Mahila Bhavan was inaugurated in the Samaj compound behind the Mandir of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj.
In the evening Musical Programme was organized after a short prayer offered by Sri Sourav De. Thereafter musical pragramme started with Brahmasangeet sung by several members of of Sanskritiki Kolkata.
On 7th Magh 1426, 22nd January 2020 at 6.30 pm a Lecture Meeting on the occasion of Maharshi Debendranath Tagore’s Death Anniversary was organized. Smt. Sutapa Roychowdhury offered a short prayer. Speakers were Smt. Manjula Basu and Sri Subhankar Chakraborty. Sri Amitananda Das was presided over the lecture meeting.
On 8th Magh 1426, 23rd January 2020 at 12.30 pm at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, “Balak Balika Sanmelan” (Children gathering) was organized. There were competitions of drawing, singing and recitation. The Prize distribution programme was commenced after a short prayer with hymns by the students of Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya Montessori section. Smt Saswati Samyal was the chief guest. She narrated stories to the children present and distributed the prizes to successful competitors. At 5-30 pm, students of Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya Montessori section performed a dance drama in the Samaj compound. Refreshments were arranged for all the children.
At 6-30 PM a programme for “Kishor Kishori” was held with a competition of songs and recitation. The Balak Balika Sammilan & programme for Kishor Kishori was conducted by Smt Raka Barman.
Mahila utsava was observed on 9th Magh 1426, 24th January 2020. At 9-30 am Baitalik and at 10am Divine service was conducted by Smt Jayashree Bhattacharya. Hymns were sung by ladies of Brahmo Samaj conducted by Smt. Elora Chakraborty.
In the evening, a musical programme on Brahmasangeet titled ‘Brahmasangeeter Ekal O Sekal’ was organised. A brief prayer was offered by Sri Amit Das. 17th Edition of Brahmasangeet published by Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was formally released by Smt. Pramita Mallick. The entire programme was conducted by Smt. Pramita Mallick and Sri Agnivo Bandopadhyay with a bunch of musician and singers of Bhawanipur Baikali Association. A large number of members and guests attended to programme.
On 10th Magh 1426, 25th January 2020, at 4.00pm. a prayer meeting and nagar sankirtan was arranged in the Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya conducted by Sri Supratim Chakraborty. At 6 PM Kirtan was held in the Samaj compound and in the prayer hall, evening Divine Service was offered by Sri Siddhartha Brahmachari and hymns were conducted by Sri Supratim Chakraborty.
11th Magh 1426, 26th January, 2020, was observed by a whole day Utsava. The Prayer Hall of the Samaj was decorated with flowers. At 8am kirtan was rendered conducted by Sri Supratim Chakraborty followed by Baitalik. At 9.30am special Divine Service was offered by Sri Debasish Roychowdhury and hymns were conducted by Sri Suranjan Roy.
At 6-30pm evening Divine Service was conducted by Sri Sanjib Mukherjee and hymns were sung by students of Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya. The whole day Utsava was concluded with the Kirtan “Aji Gao Re Anande Sabe Joy O Brahmo Joy”
On the same day evening at 5-30 pm Maghotsava was celebrated with solemnity jointly by the three Brahmo Samajes at the Maharshi Bhavan organized by Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. The Divine Service was conducted by Acharjyas from three Samaj namely Smt Sutapa Roychowdhury of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj for Udbadhan, Smt. Sunanda Roychowdhury of Brahmo Sammilan Samaj for Aradhana and Sri Sourav De of Bharatbarshiya Brahmo Mandir for Nibedan. The hymns were offered by members of “Baitanik”.
On 12th Magh 1426, 27th January 2020, in the morning, Utsava of Sadhanasram was observed in the prayer hall of the Samaj. Sri Salil Hajra conducted Divine Service and hymns were sung by the inmates of Brahmo Samaj Mahila Bhavan.
In the evening 6-30 pm Annual General Meeting of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was held.
On 13th Magh 1426, 28th January 2020, at 6-30 pm, “Santivachan” was held with Divine Service conducted by Sri Aniruddha Rakshit and hymns were sung by “Suchana” conducted by Smt. Rita Chakraborty.
Utsava at Krishnanagar Brahmo Samaj
The annual festival of Krishnanagar Brahmo Samaj was observed on Saturday, 29th February 2020 at 11 am in the samaj premise.
At the beginning Shri Supratim Chakrabarty and others rendered Kirtan. Thereafter Shri Aniruddha Rakshit conducted the divine service and congregational hymns were conducted by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty. Other hymn singers were Shri Ujjwal Banerjee, Smt. Taniya Ghosh, Smt. Suparna Nandi, Smt. Elora Chakrabarty, Smt. Krishna Majumdar, Smt. Mousumi Chatterjee and Smt. Debjani Brahmachari.
At the end of the programme all the devotees took part in love-feast.
45th death anniversary of Late Raja Chattopadhyay, Son of Late Ritendranath Chattopadhyay was observed by his sister Smt. Soma Chattopadhyay on 24/01/2020 at Behala residence. In this regard Divine Service was conducted by Sri Sanjoy Dasgupta and hymns were rendered by Smt. Soma Chattopadhyay. Smt. Soma Chattopadhyay donated Rs. 100/- (One hundred only) to Sadharan Brahmo Samaj.
Somnath Singha, eldest son of Late Pratap Chandra Singha and husband of Smt. Papia Singha expired on 11th January, 2020.
The Adya Sraddha ceremony of Late Somnath Singha was held on 23rd January, 2020 morning at his younger brother Shri Indranath Singha’s residence at P-101, CIT Road, Kolkata – 700014. Smt. Sunanda Roy Chowdhury conducted the divine service and hymns were sung by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty. Shri Indranath Singha, younger brother of the deceased and Ms. Trishita Das, niece of the deceased paid homage to the departed soul of Late Somnath Singha.
Rekha Ghosh, daughter of Late Binoybhushan Majumder and Late Saraswati Majumder and wife of Late Nirmalendu Ghosh of Chetla expired on 24th January, 2020.
The Adya Sraddha ceremony of Late Rekha Ghosh was held on 2nd February, 2020 evening at her residence at 20D, Paramhansa Dev Road, Chetla, Kolkata – 700027. Smt. Sunanda Roy Chowdhury conducted the divine service and hymns were rendered by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty and Smt. Elora Chakrabarty. A brief life-sketch of Late Rekha Ghosh was read out by her granddaughter Smt. Amrita Biswas. Smt. Maitreyee Dutta, eldest daughter of Late Rekha Ghosh paid homage to the departed soul of her mother.
Manish Kumar Ghosh, youngest son of Late Binoybhushan Majumder and Late Saraswati Majumder and wife of Late Chittaranjan Ghosh and Late Lilarani Ghosh of Bhowanipore and husband of Smt. Jharna Ghosh expired on 2nd February, 2020 at the age of 74 years.
The Adya Sraddha ceremony of Late Manish Kumar Ghosh was organized by his only son Shri Rajarshi Ghosh on 14th February, 2020 evening at 26/1A, Prince Baktiar Shah Road, Kolkata – 700033. Shri Tapabrata Brahmachari conducted the divine service and hymns are rendered by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty & Smt. Elora Chakrabarty. A short life-sketch of Late Manish Kumar Ghosh was read out by his in-law Shri Tapas Dutta. Late Manish Kumar Ghosh’s son Shri Rajarshi Ghosh, brother Shri Ashis Ghosh and sister-in-law Smt. Anindita Das paid homage to the departed soul of Late Ghosh.