Head of Family: Dr prof suriti ray banerjee
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Age of puja: 274
Theme of Puja: Bonedi bari pujo
Pratima Shilpi: Milan pal
"HARAKUTIR",the 300 year old bari named after Shri Haraprasad banerjee,a saint and scholar famous for its "DHRUPAD GHARANA OF KHANDARBANI CLASSICAL MUSIC" our pujo is in pathuriaghata the oldest part of then sutanuti village.. Our house aages to before 300 years when pujo used to be celebrated on matir bari on top of gobor er bedi... We still have it preserved on top of that is the new throne of wood. Thakur ram krishna deb had visited our premises and met Haraprasad, our ancestors on whose name our house is named harakutir. He was a scholar a kali sadhak and a patron of dhrupad music. Legend has it thakur ramkrishna had gone into his trans state with him in our courtyard after meeting and dicussing on maa. He had worshipped our 300 year old shiva linga, siddheshwar in our mandir in the courtyard. Our pujo is bonedi following kalikapuran mot and gupta press. There is no boli and we do bisarjon by kadh on bamboo in our shoulders in pk tagore ghat after all of us bhog and fish for the first time in bijaya before boron is done by the married brahmin women of out house, led by my mother dr prof suriti ray hod political science department lady brabourne college.The legendary singer jodu bhatta and many other legendary singers of dhrupad and sitar were students of harapradsad and startef from our house boitukkhana in ganer ashor and even now we have dhrupad sessions.
We follow the adi kalikapuran way of pujo strictly and the gupta press panjika, we hqve no boli, the sandhi pujo is done in a grand way by setting up 108 prodip special of our house, vidarjan via shoulder with bamboo in pk tagore burrabazar ghat after mach bhat lunch of entire family in boitukkhana. Our idol maker kumor milan pal is from shantipur and is the 5th generation of his family to do so.Also our ma is adorned with rich daker saaj by artist bhutnath malakar from hoogly who is also the 4 th generation in his family to do so. In addition to this our dhaaaki from tarkeshwar is the 6 th generation in his family to do so. In other words it is a tradition that is going on for ages. Pujo starts right from pratipad in our adi thakur ghar on top floor where the maha pujaris do arati and offer bhog 3 times a day later on sashti the ghot is set up downstairs followed by all adi thaur, our narayan comong down on saptami after bodhon and kolabou snan. Pujo is done in the most felicate way possible where time is our major factor. We immerse our idol very quickly on dashami by 5 pm before sunset and ghat visarjan is done early at around 9 am on dasahami that ends the pujo and boron is done at noon 2 pm.