Friday, November 30, 2012

108 Shiva temple complex in Kalna, West Bengal

108 Shiva temple complex,
Kalna, West Bengal
108 Shiva temples was constructed by Teja Chandra Bahadur in 1809 AD. These temples are in two concentric circles. The outer circle has 74 shiva temples and the inner circle has 34. They represent the beads in a rosary.

These beautiful temples are located in Kalna,West Bengal. Kalna houses some of the most beatiful terracotta temples of West Bengal.

Outer circle
108 Shiva temples
Inner circle
108 Shiva temples

One of the Shiva
View of the outer
and inner circle

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Durga puja 2012, South Kolkata

Goddess Durga
I continue to share the pictures I clicked of the Durga puja pandals and idols I saw during Durga pujas.

There are so many-many such beautiful pandals and beautifully sculpted idols of Ma Durga that I think I will easily need 2-3 blogs posts to share the pictures that I clicked. And believe me this is just about half of the Durga puja pandals in Kolkata itself! Amazing.
Badamtola Durga puja 2012
Badamtola Durga idol 2012

Badamtalo pandal decoration
Park circus Durga pandal

Durga idol, Park Circus maidan
Ekdalia durga puja pandal 2012

Ekdali, Durga puja pandal
decorations, 2012
Durga idol Ekdalia park, Kolkata

Durga puja pandal, South Kolkata
Durga idol, South Kolkata

Durga pandal decoration,South Kolkata
Singhi park durga pandal

Singhi park durga idol
Mudiali durga puja pandal 2012

Mudiali durga idol
Mudiali, Durga puja pandal 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Diwali dhamaka at Jadavpur, Kolkata

On Diwali day there is quite a popular fireworks competition in Jadavpur, Kolkata.

Innovative names are given to each of them, and the participant comes forward and lights the anar (fountain firework) . If it bursts, you get disqualified. 

Quite an interesting competition! I captured a part of it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Durga puja 2012 , Salt lake, Kolkata

Ma Durga
Happy Diwali to everyone.May this diwali bring you happiness, success, well being, and much much more. Wish you a wonderful year ahead.

I am sharing some more beautiful creations with you.

simple and pretty pandal 
Durga idol

Durga puja 2012, pandal
Puja pandal in Salt Lake
Kolkata, 2012

Durga idol in Salt lake
Beautiful pandal at
Salt lake

Another creative pandal

Salt Lake FD block
Durga idol in FD
block, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Pandal decorations in FD block
Salt Lake
A pandal in Salt Lake

Interiors of a pandal
in Salt Lake, Kolkata
Beautiful idol of
Goddess Durga

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rajgir ropeway, a ride to remember

The aerial ropeway ride in Rajgir Bihar is quite an interesting ropeway ride. A ride that I thoroughly enjoyed! This video will give you an idea about the ride. At first glance you might wonder if it is safe to take a ride in this, but believe me, it is safe, fun, and quite an affordable ride.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

North Kolkata Durga puja 2012

This post is in continuation to my earlier post on Durga puja prikrama 2012 in North Kolkata. Some of these pandals and Durga idols really mesmerized me.Especailly the Kashi Bose lane one, it was almost like I was in a dream sequence. Amazing! Why does Durga puja end so soon? I could not even get around to seeing half of the Durga puja pandals! So much of creativity, and just for five days!

Kashi Bose lane Puja Pandal
Durga idol at
Kashi Bose lane, Kolkata

A butterfly themed
Durga puja Pandal
Durga idol

Paintings on the wall of the pandal

Hathibagan Durga puja
Pandal 2012
lighting at the pandal

Durga idol at
College square Durga
Puja 2012