Inauguration of Giant Screens at Belur Math, 19 September 2017

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Under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation & Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, three Giant LED Display Screens were inaugurated by Most Revered Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, on 19 September 2017, in the presence of Sri J. P. Shaw, Regional Director (East), India Tourism, Govt. of India.

Inauguration of shopping kiosks, Belur Math

Also, thirty shopping kiosks were inaugurated on the way to Belur Math Jetty Ghat, by Sri J. P. Shaw, under the PRASAD scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Both the projects were implemented by the Tourism Department, Government of West Bengal.

5 Responses to “Inauguration of Giant Screens at Belur Math, 19 September 2017”

September 22, 2017 Reply

Jai Ma

The livestreaming of SriSri Durga Puja along with the careful, close-up filming allows us all over the globe to follow the holy puja and learn, as we could not in any other manner, step by step the details of puja.

My late and honored pishemoshai [uncle] would be called to conduct a major puja at a renowned old Kolkata family celebration, and as a small child, I would stand just under the high stadium of the holy puja mandap and remain glued for all the days of the holy puja, eyes transfixed on the tantradharaka and sri pujari. It then seemed to me that the intricate precision, concentration, focus and everything associated with puja, the long stretches on ekasana after asana shuddhi, etc. the tight schedules and utter concentration needed were the most miraculous events i was being privileged to witness. My dear pishemoshai was a chronic sufferer of asthma, but in spite of this, how he managed is beyond understanding. A pujari has to physically and mentally fit in ways today’s people do not choose to understand. And it is a lifelong devotion, sandhya vandana, etc. without fail.

At the time and for a long time, I was feeling intense pain that this legacy could not be recorded and be spread widely so that the maryada of the Holy Puja and that of the pujaris could be understood. Bangalis mock the pooroot thakur as some sort of lowly fool. Now, SriRamakrishna has made it possible that the smallest details and the exhaustive nature of SriSriPuja are becoming so widely known at the very time Sri Durga Puja is becoming vulgarized beyond redemption. Ekul bhengey okul tumi godo….

What more can be said, what words of respect and gratitude could even begin to convey the magnitude of the service and ahaituki blessings Sri Matha is spreading to everyone, at any place on this earth. What a miraculous achievement. Jai Sri Guru Maharaj! Jai Sri Mahamayi!

Kanalendu chakraborty
September 21, 2017 Reply

Very useful and worth.Thanks for this arrangement.

Ayan Banerjee
September 20, 2017 Reply


Rama chandra jena Ramakrishna Ashrama Kantapanhara cuttack
September 19, 2017 Reply

Commendable effort,viewers stationed at far off places could be able to capture the spirit of Durga puja at Belur Math and offer their prayers to the Holy mother the Jyanta Durga.The concept of Kumari puja would give the viewers the spirit Mother Durga ,present in every Woman.

D c Pujari
September 19, 2017 Reply

Ramkrishna sarnam

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