In the s All India Radio , Kolkata started broadcasting a two-hour program called Mahishashura Mardini which describes the epic battle of goddess Durga with the demon king Mahishashura. She is one and yet known by many names. The second purpose of the Chandi is to depict the reality of evil. Why Birendra Krishna Bhadra is still relevant to Bengalis https: Archived from the original on Invoking the Mother Goddess”. He adapted and restructured several classics to produce notable radio plays.

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Sri Ramakrishna used to say: A mother has three main functions: This birendga was last edited on 28 Septemberat This program has become synonymous with Mahalaya which is celebrated to usher the Debipaksha lunar fortnight and the Durga Puja.

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The waking up of Lord Vishnu was possible only because the Supreme Goddess who was in the form of Yognidra Devi left him. So popular was his version of the recitation that when inthe voice of noted Bengali actor, Uttam Kumar was employed for the programme, it didn’t get a favorable response from the audience and it was shifted back to the original version of Birendra Krishna Bhadra. Birendra Krishna Bhadr [1] Bengali: Inhe dramatised Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay ‘s novel Subarna Golak which was filmed in the same name in Chandipath narrates that Durga is the primeval source of power, all qualities reside in her.


Retrieved from ” https: This is also the last message of the Chandi.

mahalaya birendra kishore bhadra

This page was last edited on 14 September mahalyaa, at Finally, the mantra narration ends with the refrain of mankind’s supplication before this Supreme Power:. Bhadra wrote some plays including Mess No. The gods then bestow upon this Supreme creation their individual blessings and weapons. The Times of India.

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The feminine principle has two aspects: Adi Shakti is not a disinterested spectator of the drama of human life. Invoking the Mother Goddess”.

mahalaya birendra kishore bhadra

We forget that Godhead has also an aspect of power, terror and destruction. His father, Kali Hhadra Bhadra was a linguist, fluent in 14 languages, and employed as an interpreter in a lower court and later became a known figure in the Bengali literary circles of the time. Though the theme is mythological and the mantras Vedicthis program is a landmark composition.

It was on the day of Mahalaya, the beginning of “Devipaksha”, that the gods and goddesses woke up to prepare birendar for Durga Puja. The gory scene depicted by the image of Durga, and the blood-curdling descriptions of a warrior Goddess exterminating hordes of evil doers drenching the earth with blood, may be enigmatic and repulsive to some people, especially to those who are outside the Shakta tradition of Hinduism.

Views Read Edit View history. Mahisasura Mardini is the fierce form of Goddess Durga Maa an incarnation of Goddess Parvathiwhere Durga Maa is depicted with 10 arms who rides on a lion or tiger carrying weapons and assumes symbolic hand gestures or mudras.


mahalaya birendra kishore bhadra

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a sonorous voice Bhadra renders the Mahalaya recital for two thrilling hours, mesmerizing every household with the divine aura of his narration, as the Bengalis submerge their souls in quiet moments of prayer.

Birendra Krishna Bhadra’s 86-year-old ‘Mahalaya’ still rules hearts

Shakti is the dynamic aspect of the ultimate reality known as Brahman. After a fierce combat the ‘Durgatinashini’ is able to slay the ‘Asura’ king with her trident.

As a matter of fact, Chandi assumes greater reality and relevance in the contemporary world than at any other time before. This energy then crystallised into the heavenly form of a Goddess. Birendra Krishna Bhadra youtube.

Birendra Krishna Bhadra

Articles containing Bengali-language text. He, in turn, took them to Vishnu, the God of preservation and Mahadeva, the God of destruction, to report their defeat. Retrieved from ” https: