The family patriarch Nitai Chandra Nandan started the Durga Pujo in his premises in the year 1968, a tradition followed till date with pomp and splendour. To know more about the Bhawanipur Nanadan Barir Durga Pujo, read this inspiring post by Subhadip on his blog.
The Nandans of Bhawanipur adhere to Vaishnava rituals for the Pujo, there’s no animal sacrifice practiced and there are no non-vegetarian dishes offered to the deity.
Bhog thus is a delectable array of luchi, vegetarian delicacies and sweets.
Annobhog, rice accompanied with a lavish spread of vegetarian indulgences, is offered only on Nobomi.
In this post, the fourth of my Bonedi Barir Mahabhog series, I recreate the Bhowanipur Nandan family’s Chandrapuli recipe, following the exact steps as shared by one of the members of the family.
Chandrapuli. Quintessentially Bengali. A mellifluous symphony of grated coconut, khoya and sugar. Sans which no Durga Pujo is ever complete. Sublime !!!
If you are keen to learn what is served to the deity in the various bonedi barir Pujo as part of their bhog, do stay tuned for more !!
And if you haven’t already, here’s my posts on what’s in the bhog offered to Ma Durga.
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