How is Durga Puja celebrated in Kerala

Kolkata Festival - Fairs and Festivals in India

Calcutta festivals are celebrated with fun and prank. In this section we provide you with information on the various festivals of Kolkata, India.

Kali Puja celebrations in Kolkata
Kolkata-Kali Puja Festival is another important occasion that occurs 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. It also symbolizes strength. Puja of MA Kali is conducted by Kartik at midnight on the new moon day of the month. Kali Puja from Kolkata India usually coincides with Diwali. It is celebrated with glorious glory. People light candles, bumper 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 when prayers are offered to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, peace and prosperity. MA Laxmi's puja gives people an opportunity to invite the goddess of happiness and prosperity to their homes. A day or two before the celebration of the festivity of Laxmi puja, Kolkata's local markets are beautifully decorated. The shops get inundated with the idols of Laxmi placed on a lotus.

Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata
Puja of Ma Durga is a major festival of Bengalis that they keep waiting for the whole year. Kolkata-Durga Puja Festival is celebrated on a large scale with great pomp and glee. It is celebrated to worship mother Durga, the goddess of energy (Shakti). It celebrates the victory of MA Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Durga Puja from Kolkata, India usually takes place during the autumn period from September-October. The weather is pleasant and gives air a touch of festivity. Though the festival of Durga puja is celebrated throughout Bengals, but it is special in Kolkata. Durga puja involves the performance of a long series of rituals.

The daily departure from the day of 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 clothes, visit pandals, eat mouthwatering food, and enjoy the drumbeats. It really is the best time to catch up with your old friends.



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