Durga Pujo is one of the most awaited festivals in Bengal and Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity is one of the oldest Committees to start Durga Puja that is a perfect blend of modernity, classic traditions and rich heritage. The Samity is registered under The Societies Registration Act, 1860.
Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity is a baarowari Durga Pujo that started in the year 1940. The heritage Samity has been one of the pioneers in organizing Durga Puja on a grand scale, also bringing in a traditional musical extravaganza as part of the celebrations.
Over the years, Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity, with its award-winning pujo pandals, has been attracting people from different cross-sections seeking to explore the mixture of thematic and colourful pandal and distinct style of goddess Durga idol and other deities.
The Samity (Committee) is involved through years in delivering a joyous celebration with determination of the Bengali’s biggest Festival “Durga Puja” and taking it to an absolutely different level of success which would have the combination of culture, heritage and tradition. With the blessings of Maa Durga, the Samity churns out the strength to fight off evils and grow and grow and grow.
Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity organizes various cultural events during Durga Pujo celebrations. These cultural events are a perfect way to connect with people and add to the festive spirit.
Musical nights, cultural performances, magic shows, dance and recitation are some of the many events organized as part of the Durga Puja celebrations. These cultural events draw thousands of people to Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity every year.
The Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity Durga Puja is also famous for rhythm of its Dhaak. In 2010, the Samity was honoured with the “Best Dhaaki Award” by “Rethum”. It is Sri Gokul Das and his team of talented Dhaakis who present the beautiful rhythm, adding to the devotion and spirituality of the devotees
In addition to coming up with spectacular Durga Puja every year, Ahiritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity has been contributing positively towards social welfare through a number of activities.
The Samity organizes various events around the year such as organizing Blood Donation Camps, Health Camps, Eye Cure Camps, Free Distribution of Medicines, Free Distribution of Books and Contributing generously towards Minister's Relief Fund during calamities.
This year's theme aims to highlight the well of thoughts that reside within the human mind through its theme for 2019 - Ajante or Unknowingly into the well of thoughts. The theme also aims carry the unique social message of "Save Water on Planet Earth. Save Lives" to the people.
The vital issue of water scarcity, which has today silently crept in become a grave social issue, will be depicted through the famous 11th Century gorgeous architectural marvel - 'Rani-Ki-Vav' (The Queen's Stepwell) - situated on the banks of the River Saraswati in Patan, Gujarat.