Former President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam will inaugurate Arambagh Puja -preaching World Peace with theme Buddha - on October 09, 2013 in the national capital. Arambagh Puja which is celebrating Silver Jubilee this year.
Started from the year 1989, Arambagh has made headlines for the past few years for its innovative theme and beautiful idols. And on this 25th year of Durga Puja Celebration, Arambagh brings the exotic experience of Kolkata's festive fever to the capital in a grand way.
Celebrating international peace and harmony and Unity in Diversity the theme of Arambagh puja is Buddha. This theme also condemns the recent Bodh Gaya bombing and takes you to the journey of Buddh era in its innovative pandal design.
Renowned artist, craftsmen and sculptors are being a part of this whole event taking place in Durga Puja Park, Arambagh, Punchkuian Road, Paharganj, New Delhi.
It will be a shocking expression when people walk into the streets of Punchkuian Road just to see a 64 feet Effiel Tower replica erected 200 yards away from R.K. Ashram metro station. Well, this big fanfare is nothing but the arrival of the biggest festive celebration of the Arambagh Puja’s Silver Jubilee celebration.
Denoting serenity and peace Arambagh puja is erecting an 16 feet tall and 12 and half feet width the Buddha idol is made of offerings made to Maa Durga in a pooja thali. It includes mango leaves, diya, kohl case (kajal lata), brass water vessel (lota),panch pradip and bael leaves, which are considered sacred and pure according to the Hindu religion. The Buddha monastery is created of carved wood and play which give the feel of serenity and peace.
Abhijeet Bose, the President of Arambagh Puja, says,” Our only motto is to create an experience of the grand festival that every Bengali’s have experienced in ‘The City of Joy’- Kolkata. Promoting peace with the end of daemons is our prime motto. This will be a benchmark to us and all the Durga puja organizers in its own way. We want to showcase the grand Kolkata Durga Puja with our Silver Jubilee celebration.”