Flavours of Local Festival

Flavours of Local Festival

The biggest festival of Kolkata (India) is Durga Puja ( worship of Goddes Durga). When the rest of India is celebrating Navratri and fasting, Kolkata is celebrating Durga Puja and feasting. As a bong, I also enjoy the flavour of this festival. This is mainly 4 days long festival. But, in Kolkata, it is celebrated throughout a week. Here, I just want to portray some glimpse of this local festival as an entry of WPCLocal .

The worship of the idol of  Goddess Durga goes for 4 days in the time of the festival. The idols are made up of clay and bamboo sticks. Then, painting and decorations are performed over the idol of clay. During the time of the festival, idols are placed in temporary temples, which are called Pandal. The pandals are built with bamboo, clothes, and plaster of paris. The Bengalis (bong) are very creative in making of those Pandals and idols.  Number of competitions on these creative works have been going on  all over the Bengal including Kolkata.

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Local car parking in the festive night.

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The purifying fire of incense sticks.

Igniting the incense sticks or Agarbati is one of the most important Indian rituals of performing any Puja.

 

In the last day of Puja, the idols are immersed in the local river and the festival is ended with the hope of performing it in the next year.

 

 

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Miriam
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Looks amazing.

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks, dear.

Idle Muser
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I especially loved the capture of incense sticks. <3

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks, Idle, for stopping by and for leaving your thought as well.

Idle Muser
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You’re welcome!😊

vishal4u
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Bengal is famous for its Durga Pooja, and it is awesome , but don’t you think the immersion of idol in river o?late day is polluting the river???

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thought, Vishal. I agree with you that idol Immersion in river is pollution. But, there is some special mechanisms to avoid that. Like, the idol is picked up in some small boats, which are arranged by local authorities, to throw the structures outside the river. This process is strictly maintained almost everywhere of Bengal by extra supervision of local authorities. It’s good that you have raised the question here.

vishal4u
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Well that is a great idea, thanks for replying.

Sayanti aka Shine
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My pleasure, dear.

Sudhir Chauhan
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lovely photos Shine….. didnt saw you for a while…..

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks, Sudhir. Yes, I wrote after a while.. It’s because this festival…. Was enjoying it friends and family.
Have a nice day, Sudhir.

Sudhir Chauhan
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😄😄

myheartbeats4ublog
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beautiful pics…cheers

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thank you, dear.

myheartbeats4ublog
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My pleasure…

Infinte Thirteen
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Beautiful

Ami Miss Calcutta
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Beautiful. :””)

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radhikasreflection
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I have heard a lot about the the festive celebrations of dusshera in West Bengal.
All your pictures are amazing but the flame on the incense stick is a stunner 👍😊

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks, Radhika. But, that wasn’t Dussera. It’s simply, Durga pooja or Navratri.

radhikasreflection
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Ok……

skd
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Wow… Just enjoyed Durga Puja:)
Great pics. Which Camera you use?

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks. I used Nikon D3200.

skd
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Ok.

Beparvah !!
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Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks Bepavah, for nominating me for this challenge.

Beparvah !!
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Moushmi Radhanpara
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I love the Indian festive season, specially during October and this picture just ignites the mood. Great click!

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks Mousumi.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
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Beautiful…I loved the incense sticks picture… Subho Bijaya … 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks, Maniparna. Subho Bijoya to you too.

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