191st Maghotsava at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj
This year 191st Maghotsava was celebrated at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj in a smaller way compared to other years due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. Programmes were conducted on digital platform and in Samaj prayer hall with limited number of devotees.
On 20th January, 2021 (6th Magh, 1427) in the evening Worship through songs was organized after a short prayer offered by Smt. Madhulika Ghosh. Shri Supratim Chakrabarty conducted the musical pragramme along with other members. This programme was organized on zoom digitial platform.
On 23rd January, 2021 (9th Magh 1427) Mahila utsava was organized at the prayer hall of the Samaj, it was also live web casted through YouTube channel of the Samaj. Divine service was conducted by Smt. Sunanda (Rakhi) Roy Chowdhury.
On 24th January, 2021 (10th Magh, 1427) at 4.30 pm prayer and kirtan conducted by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty at Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya. In the evening at Samaj premises Kitran was conducted by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty. Devine service was conducted by Shri Salil Kumar Hajra and hymns were conducted by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty.
25th January, 2021 (11th Magh, 1427) on the occasion of 191st Foundation day of Brohmomandir, in the morning at 9:00 am Kirtan was conducted by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty. Divine service was conducted by Shri Sanjib Mukherjee and hymns were conducted by Shri Koushik De. The entire programme was live web casted through the YouTube channel of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. Around 200 devotees attended the programme in Samaj prayer hall. New reprint of the book “Dharmajiban – 2nd part” by Pandit Sivanath Sastri published by Sadharan Brahm Samaj was released by Shri Sanjib Mukherjee after the divine service. Packed lunch was served to all attendees.
Same day in the afternoon at 3:30 pm Maghotsava was celebrated jointly by the three Brahmo Samajes at the Maharshi Bhavan, Jorasnako organized by Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. The Divine Service was conducted by Shri Salil Kumar Hajra and Smt. Sunanda (Rakhi) Roychowdhury on behalf of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, Brahmo Sammilan Samaj and Bharatbarshiya Brahmo Mandir. The hymns were offered by members of “Baitanik”.
Same day (11th Magh 1427) in the evening at 6:30 pm in Sadharan Brahmo Samaj prayer hall, divine service was conducted by Shri Salil Kumar Hajra, Kirtan and Hymns were conducted by Shri Koushik De.
On 28th January, 2021 (14th Magh, 1427) at 6:30 pm, “Santivachan” was held at Samaj prayer hall. Divine service was conducted by Shri Tapabrata Brahmachari and hymns were conducted by Smt. Tania Ghosh.
Annual Festival of “Sadhanasram”
The annual festival of “Sadhanasram” was held in its prayer hall at 210/6B, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata – 700006 on 1st February, 2021 morning. The divine service was conducted by Shri Salil Kumar Hajra and hymns were rendered by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty, Shri Tirthankar Basu, Smt. Gargi Mitra, Smt. Tania Ghosh, Smt. Elora Chakrabarty and Smt. Chandana Talukdar. Shri Amit Kumar Paul assisted the choir by playing khol.
Lila Sen, daughter of late Satish Chandra Roy and late Aruna Roy of Belur, Howrah expired on 21st December, 2020 at the age of 83 years. The Adya Sraddha ceremony of Late Lila Sen was held on 3rd January, 2021 morning at Sadhanashram, 210/6B, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata – 700006. Shri Tapabrata Brahmachari conducted the divine service as also read out from scriptures. Hymns were rendered by Shri Supratim Chakrabarty, Shri Sourav Sengupta, Smt. Sumana Mukherjee, Smt. Sucharita Bhattacharya and Smt. Elora Chakrabarty. A short life-sketch of late Lila Sen was read out by Shri Birsingha Roy and Smt. Sanghamitra Bose, brother and sister of the deceased. Smt. Smt. Chhanda Samadhar, another sister of late Lila Sen sent an obituary from U.S.A. which was also read out.
Mrinmoy Kumar Das, son of late Satish Chandra Das and late Renuprova Das of Sinthee, Kolkata expired on 23rd December, 2020. The Adya Sraddha ceremony of Late Mrinmoy Kumar Das was held on 3rd January, 2021 morning at his residence at 3A, Raja Apurba Krishna Lane, Sinthee, Kolkata – 700050. Smt. Joyita Banerjee conducted the divine service as also read out from scriptures. Hymns were rendered by Smt. Roshmi Das Mondal, Smt. Arpita and Smt. Madhumita Das. A short life-sketch of late Mrinmoy Kumar Das was read out by Smt. Moumita Das Mondal and Smt. Roshmi Das Mondal daughters of the deceased.
19th Death Anniversary of Late Ritendra Nath Chattopadhyay was observed by his daughter Smt. Soma Chattopadhyay at her Behala residence on 2nd January, 2021. In this regard divine service was conducted by Shri Sanjoy Das Gupta and hymns were rendered by his daughter Smt. Soma Chattopadhyay. Donations were made to to Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Rs. 100/- and to Bharatbarshiya Brahmo Mandir Rs. 100/-.
The first death anniversary of late Anup Kumar Sarkar was observed on 6th January, 2021 morning at his residence at 30/1, Kalipada Mukherjee Road, Behala, Kolkata – 700008. Shri Supratim Chakrabarty conducted the divine service and read out quotations of great men and also read out from scriptures. Hymns were rendered by Shri Subiandra Nath Thakur. Shri Anindya Kumar Sarkar, eldest son of late Anup Kumar Sarkar spoke on various aspects of life of his late father. Shri Arnab Sarkar, younger son of late Anup Kumar Sarkar reminisced on his father’s various activities. Miss Alipse Sarkar, granddaughter of late Anup Kumar Sarkar chanted a sloka in memory of his grandfather.