By Spagia Foundation, “Dashobhuja” Short Film on Maa Durga: Draws the Who’s Who of Art and Film World

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (NewsVoir) A short melodic film “Dashobhuja” (the ten-equipped Goddess) by Spagia Foundation has drawn the’s who of the performing expressions and film world to feature the ten astras or weapons held by Maa Durga in each hand and its profound otherworldly significance and message.

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (NewsVoir) A short melodic film “Dashobhuja” (the ten-outfitted Goddess) by Spagia Foundation has drawn the’s who of the performing expressions and film world to feature the ten astras or weapons held by Maa Durga in each hand and its profound otherworldly importance and message. The film, to be debuted online in congruity with social removing standards, would be in Hindi.

The short film has been conceptualized by Ms. Vinnie Kakkar and introduced by Spagia Foundation. Spagia Foundation is a social activity by Vinnie and Saurabh Kakkar. It is attempting to have an obvious effect by empowering, drawing in and engaging youthful personalities with different aptitude improvement; bringing financial autonomy and advancing workmanship and culture.

The movie “Dashobhuja” is coordinated by Arindam Sil and maestro Bickram Ghosh has given the music. While Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt of Grammy Award and Padma Bhushan-distinction has done raag Durga for a bit of the film, Dr. Sonal Mansingh has recounted the Sanskrit shlokas and portrayal.

Singers Usha Uthup, Iman Chakraborty and Somchanda Bhattacharya have loaned their voices to the short film whose content is composed by Sugato Guha and arranged by Arnab Bandhopadhyay. Ayan Sil contributed as the overseer of photography. The whole shooting was done at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center (EZCC) Kolkata in Salt Lake. This year Spagia Foundation has teamed up with Kolkata’s over 78-year-old Chaltabagan Puja for this musical film.

Ms. Vinnie Kakkar, Chairperson, Spagia stated, “The spirits have not dampened, the celebrations will have different flavour this year. With global pandemic of COVID-19 the new normal is mask and social distancing. Adhering to the same, Spagia has organised virtual Durga Puja. In Bengali version of this film Member of Parliament Ms. Nusrat Jahan and Actor Ms. Rituparna Sengupta has given the narration. We have received good wishes from our Hon’ble Governor Shri Kalraj Mishra and Hon’ble chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot as well as Ms. Sharmila Tagore for this initiative.”

The film spins around the ten astras or weapons that the Gods provided for Maa Durga, in particular kharga (blade), trishula (spear), sudarshana chakra (thunder circle), vajra (thunderclap), tir dhanush (bow and bolt), bharji (Agni), sankha (conch), lotus, khitaka/parashu (gada) and snake. It begins with a woman doing “Chandi Path” and a young lady speaking to Devi Durga.

The ten astras of Maa Durga are spoken to by ten ladies. Every lady speaking to each an astra does a presentation and toward the finish of which they present their astra to the young lady as the “Chandi Path” proceeds. Toward the finish of the ten exhibitions when the young lady is given all the ten astras we see the symbol of Devi Durga complete ‘Dashobhuja’ structure with all the astras in her hands.

The video will begin and close with extracts and footages from earlier years’ Puja festivities of Spagia Foundation. The ladies entertainers who have spoken to the ten astras of Maa Durga in the film are Ananya Chatterjee, Bratati Bandhopadhyay, Devlina Kumar, Jaya Seal Ghosh, June Maliah, Koneenica Banerjee, Nandini Bhowmik, Priti Patel, Poulomi Das, Shinjini Kulkarni, Soumili Biswas and Souraseni Maitra. The film additionally presents Rammani Mandal.

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