The Kartick Puja of Halder family of 15, Ramanath Kabiraj Lane has reached its centenary this year. It started in the year 1918 by Rakhal Das Halder (1896-1955). The family performs Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Jaggadhatri Puja, Kartick Puja and Saraswati Puja out of which only Goddess Jaggahatri is worshipped in the thakurghar situated upstairs.
The other four pujas are held in the beautifully decorated thakurdalan including the Kartick puja. The thakurdalan contained stained glass decorations.
The Kartick idol was prepared in the thakurdalan itself with Goddess Kali from the day of Lakshmi Puja. The same artisan prepared both the idols. The Kartick idol was beautifully decorated with the feathers of peacock in the background. Lord Kartick, as we know, is the god of valour, has two hands carrying a bow and an arrow.
According to Sri Barun Kumar Halder, the puja is going on without any break. One can find a festive atmosphere in the thakurdalan.
Date of posting: 17th November, 2017.