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Durga Puja – Know it All!

Durga Puja - Know it All

The nine day festival Durga Puja is upon us. We all know it is celebrated for the victory of good or evil. A color of festivals and lot of dancing, this particular Navratri is very different from any other. 

But do we know what each of these 9 days signify or the 9 avatars of Goddess Durga. Can you name one? Let us help you out.

Durga Puja Dates, Avatars & Colors this year 2019
Durga Puja Dates, Avatars & Colors this year 2019

The festival begins with Mahalaya, and ends with Navami. It is filled with a lot of fun, food, dandiya, dholls etc.. It begins with the advent of Goddess Durga from her mythological home in Kailash. And the next 9 days are celebrated with worship, dance, sindoor khela, dhoomi & drummers.

As we all know, Kolkata has the best artisans for jewellery, for silverware and even for Pandals. There are thousands of dazzling & different themed Pandals built all over the country, majority of which are in West Bengal. Each Pandal is unique, beautiful and extra-ordinarily extravagant. In Kolkata, the best pandal wins quite a fortune.

Bakul Bagan Club Puja. More than 50,000 beetle leaves brought from Coimbatore has been used in making the pandal.
Bakul Bagan Club Puja. More than 50,000 beetle leaves brought from Coimbatore has been used in making the pandal.

The dates of the puja change every year. It is usually a post monsoon festival, however this year the monsoons refuse to leave. But Kolkatans will not let anything hamper their Pandal Hopping fun.

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XOXO,

Sneha