New example of power: For the first time in 66 parishes of Kolkata, 4 female priests performed Durga Puja
A new example has been set in Nooratari this year. For the first time in history, four female priests performed Durga Puja in public. The event was organized by the South Kolkata Club. In which Nandini Bhomak, Roma Rai, Semanti Banerjee and Polomi Chakraborty have broken the old tradition. An experienced male priest of the Puja Committee has passed away last year. After which the four female priests worshiped Mata Rani.
Pradyumna Mukherjee of the 66-member Puja Puja Committee said that it had never happened before that a female priest had performed puja from the beginning of construction of the venue to Vijay Dashmi. Women have started a new tradition. They have a different style of worship.
The group of women pastors says they have no leadership or leader unlike the regular pastors. Their purpose is to make people aware of this. Here is how to perform rituals keeping in mind the ancient traditions. He helps other women come out and move on. Four female priests have been holding ceremonies such as weddings and family gatherings for over a decade, but have not performed public worship as priests.
– Pooja Mehta (ojapooja_news) October 11, 2021