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Nomoshkar!
Introducing the Moscow Durga Puja…


30 years ago, in the midst of the cold of Moscow,Russia, some homesick, enterprising, and strong-willed Indians came together with the vision of having a Durga Puja on this foreign land.Conquering all odds – be it logistical constraints or the unavailability of Puja items (samagri) – the first Puja was organised successfully, inaugurated by Swami Lokeswarananda of Ramakrishna Mission.

Over the years,the event has grown in scale, and is today a true melting pot of cultures. Our Russian friends, including Russian Academicians, Orientalists, and Indophiles, are an integral part of our Puja – theyadore India, find our colourful festivals fascinating, queue up for pratima darshan just as enthusiastically, and savour bhog and prasad along with us!

The absence of Shiuli or Kash Phoolin this land notwithstanding, the excitement and commitment towards the festival and rituals is in no way less than back home. What makes the Moscow Durga Puja special is that unlike most Probasi Pujas, organized only over the weekend, we take pride in conducting the Puja in its entirety on the actual dates as per the Bengali lunar calendar. Swami Jyotirupananda, founder of the Moscow Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, has been conducting the Puja for the past many years.

Durga Puja is not only a spiritual or religious event, but also a social-cultural affair. Our celebrations are dotted with numerous cultural activities, comprising of performances, both by in-house as well as guest artists – in song, dance, and other art forms. Contests and quiz events are conducted with a special focus on children. Aaratrika, our annual festive magazine is also released on this occasion.


This year we celebrate our 30th Durga Puja! We welcome you to yet another fun-packed five-day long event. On this auspicious occasion we cordially invite you all to join with family and friends for our Durga Puja celebrations.

Moscow Durga Puja Committee

 


 
   
     
 

DURGA PUJA COMMITTEE 2019
CORE COMMITTEE & OFFICE BEARERS:

 
     
 

• President : Swami Jyotirupananda Maharaj
• Vice President : Rathin Chatterjee
• General Secretary : Nitin Aurangabadkar
• Cultural Secretary : Debashish Sengupta
• Finance Head : Chitralekha Dasgupta Garzon
• Puja Affairs Head: Mitali Sarkar
• Administration Head : Pradyot Mukherjee

 
• Puja Rituals:
Swami Shubhavratananda Maharaj, Pradyumna Chatterjee
 
• Chief Editor:
Debasmita Moulick Nair
 
Committee Members :
Alok Shrivastava, Arup Bhattacharya, Arup Chatterjee,
Biswarup Sanyal, Debasmita Moulick Nair, Durga Nand Mishra, Elena Chatterjee, Hritesh Baruri, Indu Baruri, Jitendra Kumar,
Joy Dasgupta, Lochana Mahadevan, Mahesh Mahadevan,
Natasha Dasgupta, Nilotpaul Maity, Olga Sengupta,
Pradyumna Chatterjee, Pushpalata Mishra, Ritu Jethalia,
Rupa Bhattasali Chatterjee, Sudeshna Aurangabadkar, SudhaKumari, Sumana Mukherjee, Sumit Sanyal, Vishal Jethalia.
 
• Puja Mandap Coordinators:
Elena Chatterjee, Indu Baruri, Lochana Mahadevan,
Mitali Sarkar, Ritu Jethalia, Rupa Bhattasali Chatterjee,
Sudeshna Aurangabadkar, SudhaKumari
 
• Puja Mandap Decoration: Moises Garzon
 
• Puja Bhog Coordinator: Indu Baruri, Ritu Jethalia
 
• Cultural Event Coordinators : Debashish Sengupta,
Sudeshna Aurangabadkar
 
• Anandamela Coordinators:
Chitralekha Dasgupta Garzon, Lochana Mahadevan,
Olga Sengupta, Ritu Jethalia, Sudeshna Aurangabadkar.
 
• Advertisement & Raffle Draw Coordinators:
Alok Shrivastava, Chitralekha Dasgupta, Hritesh Baruri,
Jitendra Kumar, Joy Dasgupta, Mahesh Mahadevan,
Nitin Aurangabadkar, Pradyot Mukherjee.
 
• Editorial Team:
Debasmita Moulick Nair, Joy Dasgupta, Pradyumna Chatterjee, Biswarup Sanyal, Abhinav Banerjee.
 
• Photographers:
Joy Dasgupta, Andrei Garzon Dasgupta,
Uditangshu Aurangabadkar, Yash Dasgupta.
 
• Young Members:
Andrei Garzon Dasgupta, Aanisha Garzon Dasgupta,
Aakansha Kumari, Aarushi Chatterjee, Ayanna Chatterjee, Hritendu Baruri, Hrittika Baruri,  Ninisha Sengupta,
Prarthana Mukherjee, Rohan Jethalia,
Sanchari Mukherjee, Uditangshu Aurangabadkar,
Valentine Chatterjee, Yash Dasgupta.

 

 
     
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