Traditional image of Bagbazar Durga Puja.

Souvik By Souvik, 27th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The article speaks about the great appeal of Bagbazar Durgapuja in North Kolkata. The Goddess is traditional under Daker Shaaj.

Bagbazar Durga Puja.

Bagbazar Durga Puja is famous all over the world for the outstanding traditional image. It is held in a park in Bagbazar.


A big mela is held in the park where the great Pandal and beautiful Goddess Durga and others Gods are kept.

Daker Shaaj.

Bagbazar Durga Puja has the traditional Daker Shaaj. It means that the decoration of Goddess Durga used to come by post.

British era.

When India was a colony of Britain and Kolkata the capital of India, the materials like thermocol for Goddess Durga used to come by ships.


A beautiful idol of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is displayed on the pandal of Bagbazar Puja Committee where visitors can take photos.


Visitors are allowed to take photos standing on both sides of the idol of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Bagbazar Durga Puja.


There is excellent work in the ceilings of the Durga Pandal in Bagbazar. Devotees minutely watch the art work.


The pandal of Bagbazar Durga Puja is outstanding. It has a traditional theme and the devotees find the pandal very pious.


Other pujas in Kolkata are based on themes. But Bagbazar Durga is still traditional but it is most famous puja in Kolkata.

Huge Goddess

Goddess Durga or the idol of Goddess Durga and Laksmi, Saraswati, Ganesha, Karthika are huge in Bagbazar Durga Puja.


Bagbazar Durga Puja had won Asian Paints Sharad Samman a number of times. Mainly the awards are won due to excellent ambience.


In the famous mela around Bagbazar Pandal, the stalls sale essential commodities, food, crockery, other useful things.


Mantras are chanted by priests inside the Pandal and on saptami and mahaashtami pushanjali is held in Bagbazar Durga Puja.

Sources of images: "The images are taken from private camera of Dr Souvik Chatterji during visit to Kolkata on October, 2015."


Bagbazar, Durga Puja, Goddess, Kolkata

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author avatar Souvik
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Bagbazar Durgapuja in Kolkata is called Sabeki puja.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Awesome post and thanks for sharing it! By now India will be very familiar

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author avatar Souvik
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks Fern for the wonderful comments.

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