350 years Pujo of Maa Mahismardini at ranaghat
HnExpress Amrita Sikdar, Ranaghat : Pujo of Maa mahismardini started approx 350 or 375 years ago at Ranaghat, at Bora bazar. The old name of this place was Jiya Ganj Bazar which was under jiaganj mouza. But this place of Puja now known by name of Mahishamardini Tola. This place was a Trade place of Haldar on that time this Puja of Maa Mahismardini started. On that time during this Puja “Mahis Boli” happened, but now this tradition is not continued during these days.
The idol of Maa Mahishamardini just like Durga Maa and this Puja is also happened like Durga Puja sosti, saptami, maha astomi, maha nabami and maha dasami. So many incidents related with this Puja which will make you believe the existence of Maa Mahidmardini. this Puja happened according to the Bengali month of Falgun.
Now this Puja organised by Ranaghat Sri Sri Mahismardini mandir parichalan samiti, Bara bazar babsai, sramik and nagorik brinda at Mahismardini tala, Bara bazar, under of Ranaghat municipality, district-Nadia. President of this Puja committee is LD. Advocate Samir Kumar Sikder. This year this Puja started on 26th Bengali month of Falgun and according to English calendar Puja started on 11th March 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Today is Maha Ashtami of Maa Mahishamardini Puja.