Durga Puja means Kolkata- The City of Joy, where one can enjoy or moreover feel such a grand festival scrupulously. For Bengalis, it’s not just a festival rather part of their lives. The heart beats with uncontrollable excitements followed by mind full of ideas, the keenness of getting reunited and those extreme plannings. That’s how people prepare themselves for Durga Puja.
Prior to puja, the wind seems to be carrying a sweet fragrance with a message full of love for the people. After the rainy season, clouds tend to start the countdown in its own style followed by the flare of sun peeping through fluffy clouds. In such manner Nature brings the most awaited invitation of Durga Puja for everyone.
The iconic festival is celebrated for showing heartiest respect to the divine feminine power wining over evils and protecting lives. Definitely, it is a “Celebration of Togetherness”– bringing people much closer. Festivals are not meant to be compared but more to be enjoyed. Like that, Durga Puja is very unique in its own style with its enlightened culture, classic tradition, and sweetness of the people.
It’s no wonder that you would get to see swarming crowds right a month before the festival. May it be– scorching heat or heavy showers, but it can’t overcome people’s enthusiasm which keeps on growing with time. Kolkatans pretty much turns out to be more like shopaholics with hefty shopping bags. Undoubtedly, Durga Puja drives in as an income spinner for all. Moreover, every sector gets to see their graph rising income during this festive season.
The impact is astounding!
The official four days festival (Saptami to Dashami) is insufficient to meet the tremendous energy of people. Thus, it’s an overall ten days mixed-up combo pack celebration of lights, mouth-watering delicacies, attire trends, and togetherness. The city glitters up with lights of joy and amazing decorations which would fill your mind with happiness. Followed by sleepless glowing nights which shows up more like daylight.
The day of Ashtami seems to be very special for everyone! The serene ambiance where morning prayers begin and deep devotion could be felt. The myth which believes Goddess having her enormous power on this day. The other side where Love is in the air with ethnic trends and its colourful appearance of women with beautiful sarees and men with dashing kurta pajamas. However, fusion wear also made up it’s way to Durga Puja. The time when feet always gets charged up for pandal hopping with friends and families without which puja seems incomplete.
Such mega celebration wouldn’t be possible without full support of Kolkata Police and their hard work. The energy is always at its top most point on the day of Navami which comes with a message– last day of puja. It’s no wonder that pandal hopping turns out to be maximum priority on Navami with an add-on of more chilling and restaurants filled with extreme foodies.
People celebrates with a friendly appearance, meeting and greeting others. Moreover, the festival ends with wonderful moments which bring tears of love and tons of hopes for next year to make this festival more grand, special and memorable.
Kolkata’s Durga Puja can’t be predicted!
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