Kolkata Durga Pujo 2018

 1200px-Durga_Puja_2015Bengalis biggest festival Durga Puja is back.  Consistently, amid Durga Puja, Bengal’s most commended celebration, Kolkata’s lanes are humming with giggling, decorated with astonishing light shows and expand pandals with wonderful symbols of goddess Durga, her kids – goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati, and divine beings Kartikeya, Ganesha – and Mahishasura, an evil presence ruler in Hindu folklore. Regardless of what part of Kolkata you’re in, you will understand the city of euphoria looks all the more charming amid the five-day Durga Puja celebration – beginning Monday, October 15 this year – than at some other time.

Durga Puja, likewise called Durgotsava, isn’t just about religion. The supreme celebration has turned out to be synonymous with the excellence of overwhelming Durga icons, the throughout the night pandal bouncing and the unmatched all inclusive party. An unquestionable requirement visit on each energetic explorer’s basin list, the motivations to visit Kolkata amid Durga Puja are many. However, in the event that you are a culture epicurean, the celebration’s aggregate free for all will hold an exceptional draw.

The word party assumes control Kolkata actually amid Durga Puja. Once the customs, for example, getting ready or serving bhog or escorting the purohit are dealt with, the city detonates to life. While pandal-jumping, para (area) festivities, adda (quintessential talk sessions) and khawadawa (nourishment) are the key features, the accompanying ought not be missed either:

Here’s the means by which Kolkata’s Durga Puja guarantees a pleasure around each corner:

While Kolkata’s open Durga Puja pandals get all the consideration, the conventional ‘Bonedi Bari’ pujas in the city’s palatial old private chateaus are likewise worth encountering. The manors have a place with well-off blue-blooded zamindar (landowner) families who have been carrying on the celebrations for a considerable length of time. They’re spread out crosswise over Kolkata (and also other significant towns in West Bengal). Two of the most well known ones are Sovabazar Raj Bari and Rani Rashmoni Bari in north Kolkata. Gives Meet Up Tours runs a chance to entire day Bonedi Bari Tours to these and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. West Bengal Tourism likewise leads transport visits amid the festivals.

Durga Puja starts with the conjuring of the nearness of goddess Durga into the icons on Mahasaptami, or the seventh day. The ceremonial starts at a young hour toward the beginning of the, prior day break, with the showering of a banana tree in the Hooghly River. The banana tree is dressed like a love bird lady (known as ‘Kola Bou’, the banana lady of the hour) in a saree, and used to transport the goddess’ vitality. The best places to go to the custom are Prinsep Ghat, Bagh Bazaar and Ahiritolaghats.

The Kumari Puja is another critical custom that is performed amid the Durga Puja celebration. Amid the celebration, goddess Durga is adored in different structures. In this custom, she’s revered the type of a honest youthful unmarried virgin young lady. This fills in as update that the goddess and her vitality are ubiquitous in all creatures. Belur Math in Kolkata holds a broad program of customs amid the nine days, including an exceptional Kumari Puja.

On the most recent day of Durga Puja, known as Dashami, the merriments start with wedded ladies setting red sindoor (powder) on the symbols of Goddess Durga. They at that point spread it on one another. At night, the icons are drenched in the water. A standout amongst the most well known drenching focuses is Babu Ghat (halfway situated close Eden Garden), despite the fact that you’ll have the capacity to get the activity at any of the ghats along the waterway. A brilliant method for seeing it is by pontoon ride.   Happy Durga Pujo. 🙂

37 Comments Add yours

  1. cprateeti says:

    Thanks for giving one of the best view of Kolkata Durga Pujo through ur writing. Kolkata Pujo k khub khub miss korchi😭 ami eka na infact aekhene je chotto bangali group ache ora o miss korche. Anyway have loads of fun and Subho Saptami to u.

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thank you my friend. I hope tui Kolkatai pujor smay some day nischoy asbi and khb moja krbi. Joto tuku paris enjoy kor okane.

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      1. mistimaan says:

        Suvo bijoya my friend 🙂

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  2. Same to you mistimaan !

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  3. Enjoyed your post, Mistimaan!

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  4. Well written and imformative. Nicely done!😊

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  5. Jyoti Rao says:

    Thanks for sharing! ❤ Happy Durga Puja!

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Most welcome

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  6. Jyo says:

    Nice post and nice info….happy Navarathri 🙏

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks and same to you

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  7. Sneha Modi says:

    Happy Durga Puja 🙏🏻

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  8. Nidhi says:

    Enjoyed the post👍happy dasherra 🎉🎉🎉

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks and same to you

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  9. Favoursweet says:

    This is so informative! I really enjoyed reading this post.

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  10. Sandhya says:

    What a beautiful write up- I hope to be in Kolkatta during one of the Durgotsav. The tours of the old mansions sounds amazing.
    I was in Chennai this year during Navratri and loved the experience!

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks a lot and please inform me when you will be in Kolkata.

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  11. Sunshinysa says:

    I read. I learned. Proudly an Indian woman here.

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks my friend 🙂

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  12. Thanks so much for a culture and history lesson.

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  13. Julie G says:

    Sounds wonderful. Would love to see more pictures.

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  14. sharonchyy says:

    Great post and have a great day

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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  15. Discovering Life With Appie says:

    Loved the way you explained Durga Puja

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks a lot 🙂

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  17. djhbolton says:

    Fascinating post. I like the colorful history.

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    1. mistimaan says:

      Thanks

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