The history of Kolkata is incomplete without the mention of Rani Rashmoni, based on whom the popular Bengali serial Rani Rashmoni, has been created. A famous philanthropist and the one who built the famous Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Rani Rashmoni is a character to reckon with. We bring you five interesting facts about her barir pujo, which is one of the famous bonedi barir pujos of Kolkata. We spoke to Surojit Hazra, one of the descendants of the family to find out more. Read on.
As opposed to popular belief, Rani Rashmoni did not start the Durga Puja at the Janbazar Estate. It was in fact started by her father-in-law Pritam Marh, which she and her husband continued.