Saturday, October 31, 2015

South Kolkata Durga puja 2015

Durga idol-Hindustan Park Kolkata
Here are some more Durga puja pandals from South Kolkata. It keeps getting better and better...

With Durga pujas now over, there is a bit of sadness in the air... the celebrations got over too soon:(  

The puja fever is really one gets spared…it is just engulfs you. It is difficult to express how it feels unless you are in Kolkata and are a part of these celebrations. There is so much more to Durga puja than it being a religious festival where Goddess Durga is worshipped. 

In fact, I would say it is much beyond a religious festival, it is a time for celebration, a joyous occasion when families and friends get together, delicious khichdi bhog is devoured by one and all (I wait for the khichdi…I have never tasted anything as delicious as this khichdi), gifts are exchanged, one wakes up to the sound of dhaks, and the best part is the creative and beautiful puja pandals and idols... Oh what a treat!                                                             

Hindustan Park Durga puja

Pandal decorations Hindustan Park

Such a beautiful idol and creative pandal

Hindustan Park Durga puja 2015

Ekdalia Evergreen Durga puja 2015

Wood work in the pandal
Ekdalia Kolkata puja Pandal 

Ekdalia pandal
Durga idol

Singhi park Durga puja 2015-Note the bottles used for decoration
Puja pandal

Inside the pandal
Durga idol

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