Kolkata Festival - Fairs and Festivals in
Calcutta festivals are
celebrated with fun and frolic. In this section, we will provide you
information on the different festivals of Kolkata, India.
Kali Puja Celebrations In Kolkata
Calcutta Kali Puja festival is another important occasion that takes
place two weeks after the celebration of Laxmi puja. Kali puja is
performed in the honor of Kali, the Goddess of destruction. People
worship Goddess Kali with the belief that she will protect them from
evils. Also, she symbolizes strength. Puja of Ma Kali is conducted at
midnight on the day of the new moon in the month of Kartik. Kali Puja
of Kolkata India usually coincides with Diwali. It is celebrated with
splendid grandeur. People light candles, burst crackers, dress up in
good clothes and offer prayers to mother Goddess Kali.
Laxmi Puja Celebrations In Kolkata
Lakshmi puja festival falls in the month of October, about 5 days
after Mahadashami. Laxmi Puja of Kolkata India is an important
occasion, in which prayers are offered to Lakshmi, the Goddess of
wealth, peace and prosperity. The puja of Ma Laxmi gives an
opportunity to people to invite the Goddess of luck and prosperity to
their homes. One or two days before the celebration of the festivity
of Laxmi puja, the local markets of Kolkata are beautifully decorated.
The shops get flooded with the idols of Laxmi seated on a lotus.
Durga Puja Celebrations In Kolkata
Puja of Ma Durga is a major festival of Bengalis, for which they keep
waiting the whole year. Calcutta Durga Puja festival is celebrated on
a large scale with great pomp and gaiety. It is celebrated to worship
mother Durga, the Goddess of power (Shakti). It celebrates the victory
of ma Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Durga Puja of Kolkata, India
usually takes place during the autumn period from September-October.
The weather is pleasant, giving air a festivity touch. Though the
festival of Durga puja is celebrated throughout Bengal, but it is
special in Kolkata. Durga puja involves the performance of a long
series of rituals.
Every day starting from the day of the Mahalaya, the days of Sashthi,
Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami or Bijoya Dashami has its own set
of rituals. Durga puja is a time for socializing with friends, family
and relatives. People dressed in their new clothing, visit pandals,
eat mouthwatering food and enjoy the drumbeats. It is truly the best
time to catch up with your old friends.
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