Happy Vijaya Dashami to all the visitors of HaLoH bog. Vijayadashami is a term synonymous with HaLoH as HaLoH was launched on the Vijayadashami day in 2009. This is our 4th Anniversary.
As autumn sets in and there is a smell of festivity in the air and gaiety in our hearts, we usher in the Mother Goddess, the harbinger of all things good and the defeater of all evil. It is the Festival of Festivals, a celebration of history, art, culture, music, food, community cooperation and happiness that transcends age, generation, gender and race. Celebrated with a pomp and fervour seen in very few places across the world.
This Navratra, HaLoH was invited to perform on the prestigious platform of The Hyderabad Bangalee Samity (HBS) on 10th October 2013 for Grand Durga Puja Celebrations 2013.
HaLoH joined with HBS in Celebrating good over evil. The puja rituals and cultural performances that form a major part of the celebrations attract large number of devotees every year over five days – from Panchami (Wednesday, 9th Oct 2013) to Vijaya Dashami (Monday, 14th Oct 2013).
The Hyderabad Bangalee Samity (HBS), established in 1942 and also one of the oldest and parent Bengali organisations in the twin cities, has informed that the Durga Puja idol has been made by the world famous artists from Kumartuli in Kolkata and has the traditional touch of the authentic ‘Ek Challer Thakur’ which means that the all deities will be installed under one umbrella or on the same platform. Innovative pandal designs and different forms of the idol are a part of the celebrations as much as the worshippers turning out in their finest.
HaLoH team-Vinayak, Suman Das, Vivek Upadhyaya, Ravi Babu, G Rajkumar, Mahendra Gala, Ashwin Betai and Ramana performed some songs on harmonica which included Bhajans, Rabindra Sangeet, Bengali Melodies and Bollywood classics. HaLoH team felt honoured to perform on this prestigious platform of HBS where the renowned artistes like Manna Dey, Bappi Lahiri, Runa Laila, Anup Ghoshal, Vinod Rathor and Shampa Haldar performed in the past.
We wish to visit the Pandal of Hyderabad Bengalee Samiti (HBS) every year during Puja and other Cultural celebrations and perform on Harmonica.
SHUBHO BIJOYA to all.
We breathe harmonica!