Shilpa Bharati was founded by renowned artist Late Shri Gora Chand Paul. Since 1950 it started the journey of sculpting and idol making businesses in India mainly at West Bengal Kolkata. It has come long way being in the heart of Bengali religious festival delivering scores of high quality idols year after year.
The quality and innovative works of art have captured the heart of Bengalis and all other art-loving people in India and abroad. Our creations have reached the shores of many countries like US, UK, Australia, Newzeland etc. We have elevated our standard of artwork by painstakingly indulged into this fine modeling activities.
Our Durga Idols have decorated in many famous Surbojanin Durgotsav Commite's pandels year after year like, Vivekananda Sporting Club, Mudiali Club, Sorir Sangathan Somiti (Beleghata), Mitra Sangha (Beleghata), Nalin Sarkar Street Durgostav Committee etc. Our Durga Idols also decorated the Durgotsav arranged by Bengali Association "Antorik" in Dallas, USA, Bay Area Probasee Inc in San Francisco (USA), Auckland (Newzeland), London Durga Puja Dassera Committee (Laxmi Mittal) etc. We have two workshops in Kumartuli busy in producing all types of idols, models, and sculptures throughout the year. We work on different materials such as clay, fiberglass, thermocol (Shola), paper pulp etc. We take utmost care to preserve the deity, divinity of the religious sentiment of the Bengali as well as people of other communities.
Though we are mostly producing Durga, Kali, Jagaddhatri, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya, Radha Krishna, Ganesha, Viswakarma etc. We also worked on plenty of assignments of producing other religious Gods and Goddesses. We also do sculpting of other religious and non-religious models like freedom fighters, renowned writers etc.
Though our heart of the institution, Shri Gora Chand Paul had departed us few years back but his work and level of involvement in this traditional business inspired his able sons Gour Chandra Paul, Gopal Paul to held the prestige of the establishment very high by delivering quality artworks in the name of "Gora Chand Paul & Sons" having key members:
Certificate of Appriciation
Cerificate of Appriciation from dalas
DURGA PUJA NIRGHANTO YEAR 2016
Durga Puja is a famous Hindu festival when Goddess Durga is worshipped. Durga Puja is also known as Durgotsava. Durgotsava refers to all five days festivity and these five days are observed as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. (According to Hindu religious texts Durga Puja, including Chandi Path, should begin from the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya. Mahalaya is the most important day of Pitru Paksha, when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, is not considered for starting any auspicious work.)
Most states except West Bengal do Ghatasthapana on Pratipada which is the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya. Ghatasthapana is equivalent to Kalparambha during Durga Puja when Goddess Durga is invoked. Kalparambha mostly falls on Shashthi Tithi during Devi Paksha. According to regional customs and beliefs Durga Puja during Shardiya Navratrivaries from nine days to one day only which is also mentioned in Dharmasindhu.
The Goddess Durga arrives on the Earth on the first day of Devi Paksha which starts on the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya during Pitru Paksha. She departs on Durga Visarjan day. The weekdays when she arrives and departs are significant and considered as omen of coming time.
Durga Puja Day 1
Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
Amantran and Adhivas
Panchang for Bilva Nimantran Day
Durga Puja Day 2
Panchang for Navpatrika Puja Day
Durga Puja Day 3
Panchang for Durga Ashtami Day
Durga Puja Day 4
Panchang for Durga Balidan Day
Durga Puja Day 5
Panchang for Durga Balidan Day