Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kash phool and Durga puja

Kash Phool
Ah-Kash! The appearance of Kans grass, Kash Phool (in Bengali) feels heavenly, not only because it so lovely, the white against the green, but it is also a happy reminder that the festive season is about to begin!
Kash phool brings with it a change in weather, it starts to get a bit pleasant after the monsoonal downpour. Earlier, with so many open fields, one could get a glimpse of Kash any where, it is getting very difficult now with almost all the green spaces being taken away for real estate constructions :(
With Mahalaya just two days away, Kolkata is in frenzy, with pandals gearing up to complete the decorations, people doing their last minute shopping; this weekend being the last weekend before Durga puja begins. It is true that it is almost impossible to move anywhere without getting stuck in traffic jams, but the mood is so positive, and optimistic that I don't mind .In fact, I don't want to go out of Kolkata during this time. I will miss it too much.
I can't wait for Durga puja to begin so that I can get to see those wonderful pandals which are a final word of creativity in Kolkata during this time.
You can check out some of the 2011 durga puja pandals in kolkata here:-

2 comments:

Rajrupa Gupta said...

So true... Ah Kash... Oh the Durga Puja!

Ghazala Hossain said...

Made me nostalgic :)