West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has composed the theme song for a popular Durga puja in Kolkata this year.
Ms Banerjee said at a function with organisers of Durga puja committees on Monday that the lyrics are aimed to bring back the spirit of 'agomoni' (traditional Bengali songs invoking the goddess) songs in theme music once again.
"I had been asked by Arup (Mamata Banerjee's cabinet minister Arup Biswas) to compose the theme song for his Durga puja (Suruchi Sangha) and I decided to retain the spirit of Agomoni songs like 'Ja Devi Sarbabhuteshu' in my lyrics. Hope it will be liked by everyone," she said.
Popular singer and West Bengal Minister of State for Culture Indranil Sen has lent his voice to the lyrics.
Mr Sen, who regaled the audience at Netaji Indoor Stadium with the song during the function said, "There is a devotional side in the lines Jai Maa Jai Durga..."
"The lyrics have been penned by Didi (Mamata Banerjee) and it is the theme song of a prominent puja committee. I am happy to be associated with it," the minister said at the function.
Last year too Ms Banerjee had composed the theme song of the Suruchi Sangha puja - "Boichitrer muktoy gantha ekotar monihar" (the jewel of unity is stitched with a string of pearls of diversity).
Last year singer Shreya Ghosal had lent her voice to the theme song.
Patronised by Arup Biswas, Suruchi Sangha is one of the most popular Durga pujas of the city.