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The festive season in India is paused. Only before we get going again very soon. The season of festivals which starts with onset of monsoon goes on till Diwali and pause for few days. This is followed by the wedding season when festivities return in full vigour!
If you haven't been to Kolkata during Durga Puja, you have missed something. Kolkata is vibrant and colourful during one week of festivities. Goddess Durga is welcomed into everyone's home and worshipped. Huge pandals ( pre-fabricated structures) are erected at public places to display the goddess. Each pandal has its own theme. Over the years, they have become interesting with amazing diversity. You have all kind of themes - Tribal, Rural, Modern etc.. These pandals are a piece of art in themselves. Not only do you see the artistic creativity in decorating these pandals suiting the theme, but also the elegant sculptures of Goddess Durga. We were there few years back and it was a life time experience.
Good friend and colleague Sabyasachi Sen Sarma went around Kolkata during this year's Durga Puja and has come out with a magnificent album on the colourful pandals and festivities. You should see them to believe what we said previously. The variety is amazing and colours mind-blowing. Here are are few samples from his album.
Check out Sabyasachi's amazing album on Durga Puja 2014 here. Please click the link below.
Make sure you go to Kolkata during Durga Puja in the coming years. Go for Pandal hopping and we assure you that you would love every minute of your stay there.
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