Sunday, October 9, 2011

Durga Puja in Kolkata

Durga Puja, the biggest festival for Bengali Hindu's was held with gusto from 4th - 7th Oct with Gusto in Kolkata , lots of colorful Pandals adorned all the localities and clubs and they had competition among each other to outdo each other in terms of safety, decoration, theme etc. I must also mention that the early morning prayers made getting up late very difficult.

There was a sense of community among the people of Kolkata for those few days, also I noticed there were less beggers on the street, probably an outcome of free food in the Pandals. I just hope that they have this sense of community outreach, specially for weaker sections of society once a week to ease the ruthless life here in Kolkata.


1 comment:

  1. Hi..Thanks for writing about Durga Puja. It's the prime festival celebrated in Kolkata city. Also, an interesting array of places to visit in Kolkata adds a unique charm. One must visit the famous Howrah bridge, especially at night to see its twinkling city lights.