Saturday, October 8, 2016

The victory of Good over Evil; Durga pujas

An artist at Kumartuli
One of the most popular festivals of Bengal, Durga puja begins. Durga puja celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. This five day festival begins with Shashti, which was yesterday, and ends on Dusshera (Vijaya Dashami).

Kolkata is so very festive during this time, and like every year, the city has turned into an artistic hub with amazing display of creative Durga puja pandals and idols…This festival combines art, music, food, and to me it is not a religious festival but a festival that celebrates the power of good over all things evil.
I went out on a tour early morning on Pachami, and saw quite a few beautiful and creative pandals. Some of the pandals were ready, while some were on the last stages of completion. 
In Kumartuli where almost all the idols are made, idol makers were busy completing the idols. 

To begin with, I am posting 
quite a different looking pandal. They have created a train station and a A/C train.This pandal was near the Ultadanga flyover.

Train station Durga pandal 
A/C train Durga puja pandal


Durga puja pandal Ultadanga
Durga idol


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