Listeners can tune into the online Bengali Radio live web-cast from the Washington Bangla Radio website www.WashingtonBanglaRadio.com and select Channel 2 (Special broadcast) of Mahishasurmardini.
In a Bengali Radio tradition for more than half a century, All India Radio (Akashvani) Kolkata broadcasts spiritual poet Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recitation Mahishashura Mardini (a collection of shlokas and songs dedicated to Goddess Durga) at 4 AM the day of Mahalaya, ushering the Bengali festival of Durga Puja.
All India Radio (AIR), officially known as Akashvani, founded in 1936, is the radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India), an autonomous corporation of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Washington Bangla Radio is a path-setting online Bengali Radio station operated by WBRi, Inc. broadcasting classic and contemporary Bangla songs and Music from Germantown, Maryland, USA.
Mahishashurmardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra is broadcast free on Washington Bangla Radio on Mahalaya courtesy Saregama Plc, erstwhile HMV.
The Mahishashurmardini audio broadcast will be repeated per the following schedule. Please note that the 4 AM Indian Time broadcast will be a live relay of the original AKASHVANI KOLKATA program; the others will be playbacks of recordings.
9/27/2011 4 AM @ SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - WBRi Studio time: 9/26/2011 2 PM
9/27/2011 4 AM @ CALCUTTA INDIA - WBRi Studio time: 9/26/2011 6:30 PM (LIVE RELAY FROM ALL INDIA RADIO)
9/27/2011 4 AM @ BERLIN GERMANY - WBRi Studio time: 9/26/2011 10:00 PM
9/27/2011 4 AM @ WASHINGTON DC/Eastern Time USA - WBRi Studio time: 9/27/2011 4 AM (of course!)
9/27/2011 4 AM @ SAN FRANCISCO/Pacific Time USA - WBRi Studio time: 9/27/2011 7 AM
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