Durga Puja in Kolkata is the largest festival of the year for Bengali Hindus. The festival is a religious occasion to worship Maa Shakti, Durga. It celebrates the victory of Ma Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. The festival is a grand occasion where ornamented, life-sized idols of Durga are depicted slaying Mahishasura. In large open spaces, elaborate pandals, made of bamboo and cloth, are created to house the idols. The worshipping goes for five days after which in brilliant procession to a local river, the idol is immersed so that they make way to their celestial abode. The 10 days of Durga Puja in Kolkata is a time for socializing with family and friends. People dress up in new clothing, visit the decorated pandals, participate in the festivities, and feed of mouthwatering delicacies.
Region : Kolkata
Duration : 10-days