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Durga idol admired

From humble community beginnings in 1970, Durga Puja celebrations have grown into an elaborate affair for Delhi's Bengalis who spare no effort in celebrating their biggest festival with flair in CR Park.

Durga Puja is the biggest annual Hindu festival celebrated by Bengalis, originating from the Indian state of West Bengal. In Delhi, a neighborhood called Chittaranjan Park or CR Park is home to a large Bengali migrant community, who celebrate Durga Puja on a grand scale here every year.

The festival marks the victory of goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura after a 9 day battle, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.

Huge temporary structures called pandals are set up with large clay idols of goddess Durga. Each day has special rituals and the last day culminates in immersing the idols in water.

The celebrations in CR Park bring the look and feel of Durga Puja in Kolkata to Delhi - from themed decorative pandals, cultural events like music and dance performances, crowds thronging for pandal hopping, to lip-smacking Bengali food stalls.
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10 comments

Günter Diel said:

Sehr schön gezeigt! Gruß Günter
5 months ago ( translate )

m̌ ḫ replied to Günter Diel:

Thank you
5 months ago

Annemarie said:

great and interesting
5 months ago ( translate )

m̌ ḫ replied to Annemarie:

This was from a walking tour, I was waiting for this walk over a year, since I learned about Durga Puja organised by the Bengali community in Delhi. Of course, the puja is famous in Kolkata, however in the capital the majority do not know, and do not care. Such experience is rare, to visit the artist's workshops and get fist-hand information. This single photo represents a full experience
5 months ago

Annemarie said:

Wish you a peaceful Sunday!
5 months ago ( translate )

m̌ ḫ replied to Annemarie:

thank u
5 months ago

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5 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Outstanding capture!

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