The Splendor of the Kolkata Durga Puja

There’s pomp and show, music and dance, fun and frolic, gaiety and above all, creativity—Kolkata Durga Puja is all these and much more. Durga Puja (referred to as Navratri in other parts of the country) enjoys a unique status of a state festival in West Bengal, being celebrated in every household. And nowhere else is it manifested as a public celebration on such a large scale and with such grandeur as in Kolkata.

The Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata attract people from all walks of life, including celebrities and NRIs. Voice of Republic organized Puja Parikrama for its NRI guest and the veteran actress, Rituparna Sen Gupta.

Five days of bhog, aarti, feast and cultural programs organized by Bengali communities during Durga Puja is significant.

Below are the glimpses of NRI and Rituparna Sen Gupta enjoying the most awaited fesitval, Durga Puja.

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