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Popular Bollywood Singer Arijit Singh Hints on Retiring Next Year

Singh is also going to be a part of the starry line-up at the multi-genre music festival ‘Enchanted Valley Carnival’ on 17th and 18th December

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November 30, 2016: In spite of being the No. 1 male artist in Bollywood, the hugely celebrated Arijit Singh states that singers normally have a shelf-life of around 5 or 6 years. If that norm keeps on, there is probability that even he may not be able to stay for a long period.

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“I don’t think I have a long way to go. This might be my last year,” stated the 29-year-old singer to Mid Day, hinting at the short shelf-life of the artists of Bollywood. “Normally fresh voices replace (current favorites) every 5 to 7 years in Bollywood.”

Before the “Phir Le Aya Dil” hit maker can be prompted any further, Singh provides a solution. “I might be able to change that,” he says. He adds further, “If I work really hard on specific genres, I might be able to stay longer. That way I can emerge as the only singer who can croon songs of those genres. Maybe that’s how I will survive.”

Singh has lamented about those survival skills over the years. In spite of emerging as a strong contender in the famous reality singing show of 2005- ‘Fame Gurukul’, fame appeared to him after certain obstacles. He struggled hard for a break in the industry as a playback singer and in the process, had to assist composers Pritam and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for six years before bagging his first song ‘Phir Mohabbat’ in the movie ‘Murder 2’ of 2011.

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Ever since the singer has crafted his very own path to success. He is one of the most celebrated, loved and sought-after voices in Bollywood. He is also going to be a part of the starry line-up at the multi-genre music festival ‘Enchanted Valley Carnival’ on 17th and 18th December.

Even though he is an inspiration and an idol for the aspiring singers in the nation, Arijit says he has a long way to go. “I want to be more informed about music technology in the coming years,” he was quoted as saying to Mid Day.

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No matter how celebrated he is, Singh often keeps an arm’s distance from the media. When asked the reason, he stated, “I enjoy a quiet life, without much interruption.” “Over the past three years, I have seen my fan base grow, and I think it’s essential for them to know that I’ve always been someone who refrains from interactions because I enjoy a silent life. With the growth of social media, this, too, becomes difficult,” according to Mid Day report.

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Mahalaya: Beginning of “Devipaksha” in Bengali Celebration of ‘Durga Puja’

“Mahalaya” is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha” and heralds the celebration of Durga Puja

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Mahalaya morning in Kolkata. Flickr
  • Mahalaya 2017 Date: 19th september.
  • On Mahalaya, people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers; which is called ‘Torpon’
  • Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted in All India Radio
  • The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent

Sept 19, 2017: Autumn is the season of the year that sees the Hindus, all geared up to celebrate some of the biggest festivals of India. The festive spirit in the Bengalis all enthused to prepare for the greatest of the festivals, the ‘Durga Puja’.

About Mahalaya:

Mahalaya is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha,” and this year it is celebrated on September 19.

Observed exactly a week before the ‘Durga Puja’, Mahalaya is the harbinger of the arrival of Goddess Durga. It is celebrated to invoke the goddess possessing supreme power! The goddess is invited to descend on earth and she is welcomed with devotional songs and holy chants of mantras. On this day, the eye is drawn in the idols of the Goddess by the artisans marking the initiation of “Devipaksha”. Mahalaya arrives and the countdown to the Durga Puja begins!

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The day of Mahalaya bears supreme significance to the Bengalis. The day is immensely important because on this day people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers. Clad in white dhotis, people offer prayers and take dips in the river while praying for their demised dear ones. The ritual is popular as “Torpon”.

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An idol-maker in progress of drawing the eye in the idol of the Goddess. Wikipedia

As per Hindu myth, on “Devipaksha”, the Gods and the Goddesses began their preparations to celebrate “Mahamaya” or Goddess Durga, who was brought upon by the trinity- Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara; to annihilate the fierce demon king named Mahishasura. The captivating story of the Goddess defeating the demon got popularized with the goddess being revered as “Durgatinashini” or the one who banishes all the evils and miseries of the world. The victory of the Goddess is celebrated as ‘Durga Puja’.

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Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted at dawn in All India Radio in the form of a marvelous audio montage enthralling the souls of the Bengalis. Presented with wonderful devotional music, acoustic drama, and classical songs- the program is also translated to Hindi and played for the whole pan-Indian listeners.

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Birendra Krishna Bhadra (1905-1991). Wikipedia

The program is inseparable from Mahalaya and has been going on for over six decades till date. The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent! He has been a legend and the dawn of Mahalaya turns insipid without the reverberating and enchanting voice of the legendary man.

Mahalaya will keep spreading the magic and setting the vigor of the greatest festival of the Bengalis- the Durga Puja, to worship the supreme Goddess, eternally.

                 “Yaa Devi Sarbabhuteshu, Shakti Rupena Sanhsthita,

                     Namastaswai Namastaswai Namastaswai Namo Namaha.”

– by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC