Art of Durga Puja

21 Oct

Durga puja just passed few days back. In kolkata every year the artisans of Bengal show their  skills during Durga Puja. The Pujas bring out the arts in  their Pandals and the idols. The pujas use some theme and they work on the same for months together to give shape of the theme. The corporates too select best pujas on different angles like pandal decoration, lighting, idol and so on. So the puja has now become, in one sense, exhibition of arts and unfortunately in this race of competition have lost the sanctity of the puja. But some have  not jumped to theme puja and continuing with traditional one for decades. But the artistic creations displayed during Durga Puja, we just can’t ignore. Here are two photographs showing one each of the best pandals and  idol of Kolkata.

FD Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.  (on the Dashami day evening)

Bose Pukur Shitala Mandir, Kolkata (Pandal Theme was Rashi Chakra)

Some more photographs have been posted on the page “Utsav” of this blog.


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