Sunday, 3 November 2013


This year am in Kolkata- the city of joy.
Durga pujo is one festival that I wait for the whole year to come. It is associated with so many sweet memories of childhood and growing up.
In Kolkata for the first time for the pujo.

We started Pujo this time from Chaturthi itself
by Pandal hoping ofcourse.....start 12 at night and came back at 3 in the morning :)

This Durga murti is from Maddox square

This thakur is from Shobha Bajaar, North Kolkata

Such a pretty face of the Mother

There was one pandal decorated with peels and seeds of different fruits.
This brilliantly lit up pandal  is made of small mirrors all over.

 This beautiful Devi murti is from our owr Pandal

No pujo seems complete without the Alpana. Alpana is traditionally madewith paste of soaked rice paste, but this one I painted in the pandal with the white and red oil paint.

We also organized painting competition for the children on eve of Saptami. Nice to see the kids come up with lovely ideas some very innovative.

 My daughter Aarotrika reciting a bangla poem "Bapuram shapure" by Sukumar Rai. She also won first prize for this in under 5 years age group.

 My son Adhrit reciting a bangla poem "Hatti-matim-tim" by Sukumar Rai

Dashami- after sindoor Khela

We intended on face to go home as good girls and children but excited that we were went instead to the ghaat to see Murti Visarjan.

AAsche bochor aabar hobe....
Bolo bolo Durga Mai ki Jai.....

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