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Mahbubul A Khalid`s song in praise of Devi Durga

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Published: 10:05, 26 October 2020  
Mahbubul A Khalid`s song in praise of Devi Durga

Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across the country amid festivity and religious fervor.

The five-day long Durga Puja, the annual celebration of Hindu goddess Durga, began with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the day of Maha Sashthi on October 22 and will conclude today (26 October) with the immersion of the idols.

Durga Puja signifies the birth of Durga with the blessings of gods, as a collective energy, to fight the demon king Mahishasura.

The goddess, known to Hindus as the ‘destroyer of evil’, is characterized by her ten arms carrying various lethal weapons, as well as her vehicle – the lion. Also known as Bhavani, Amba, Chandika, Gauri, Parvati, Mahishasuramardini, Durga is the ‘Mother goddess’ and the ‘Protector of the Righteous’ to Hindu devotees.

Noted Bangladeshi poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul A Khalid has penned a song in praise of Durga which highlights the nature of the goddess and calls for harmony among people of different religions.

Late composer Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul has composed the music of the song titled 'Ma Durga'. Prominent singer Dinat Jahan Munni has rendered her voice to the song.

A music video for the song has recently been made in which artist Dinat Jahan Munni has appeared to the audience on a beautiful set decorated with various items of Durga Puja. The song has been released on the YouTube's 'Khalid Sangeet' channel just before Durga Puja begins.

The song has also been published on Mahbubul A Khalid’s musical website ‘www.khalidsangeet.com’.

Mentionable, the poems and songs written by Mahbubul A Khalid contain religious and social festivals of different religions. He writes and composes songs for all humankind irrespective of race, religion and caste. To him, music is not for any race or religion, music is for everyone. His songs and poems are rich with the message of love and humanity.

Apart from Durga Puja, Mahbubul A Khalid also wrote songs about Mahalaya and Lord Krishna. He has written songs on the Muslim religious festivals of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Shab-e-Qadr, Shab-e-Meraj, Shab-e-Barat, Hajj, Eid-e-Miladunnabi etc. He has also written songs on other religious festivals such as Christmas of Christians, Buddha Purnima of Buddhists and so on. These songs written by Mahbubul A Khalid clearly show the perspectives and significances of the respective days and festivals.

Dhaka/Augustin Sujan/Nasim


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