Images from annual Durga Puja festival, Kolkata, West Bengal.
To people in Kolkata, Durga Puja is much more than religious festivities. Here are 5 interesting ways in which you can enjoy the Kolkata Durga Puja.
Moribund Tradition of Durga Idol Making
Today is Mahalaya, signalling the advent of Durga Puja celebrations. ‘Puja’ is the most important event in the annual Bengali Calender, when the entire state virtually goes on holiday, banks remain shut, as do commercial enterprises.
My favorite holiday is Durga Puja. This is a day long festival that my family celebrates. It's my favorite festival and I've been celebrating this holiday ever since I was born
Durga Puja by Sanjay Arora. An annual Hindu festival celebrated in South Asia, "Durga Puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil.