The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The city is known for its old alleys. One such is shot by Atanu Pal.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Durga Puja images 1

1. Golaghata puja pandal in 2006- made of shells.
2. Pathanpur puja pandal in 2006- made of jhuri and kulo (Both are Indian household items made of bamboo).

Anybody with a clue to the present state of Kolkata Puja is aware that the trend in Kolkata pujas (Here puja is each place of the ceremony, since the worship of goddess Durga is done in hundreds of places in the city) for the last few years is fabricating the pandal and the idol as per a theme (Eg. An ancient deity in a cave or an ancient Durga temple at some other part in India) and also making the pandal with some unique item (Eg. shell in one of the above pujas).


  1. Hi, Friend

    Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to

    worship of Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and

    Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the nine days of Navratri, feasting

    and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus.

    Evenings give rise to the religious dances in order to worhip Goddess Durga Maa.

  2. Goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. The Sanskrit word Durga means a fort or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego.

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