Durga Puja 2011--Rest of India

Bengalis are there all over the World and it is said that wherever there are 3 Bengali families, there has to be a Durga Puja. Well, may not be quite true but the fact that Durga Puja is ‘Sarvajanin’ i.e. for everyone, Bengalis try to start a Puja whenever there is enough number of enthusiasts. Calcutta has the cream of Pujas but this feature is about the Pujas that are held in other parts of India, New Delhi to start with. Will keep this updating as and when the photos start pouring in. 

New Delhi:

Chittaranjan Park, or just CR Park is a favorite place for the Bengalis of the Capital. Even when I spent my Delhi days in the most posh Punjabi locality in Vasant Vihar, I made it a point to do my rounds of CR Park, at least twice a month. Fresh fish, Mishti, authentic Bengali snacks attracted me to this wonderful place. Durga Puja days were very different though. Driving and parking was both a headache, yet we went. It was a heavenly feeling to see Devi Durga and hear the Dhaak, buy some of the Saradiya Puja Barshiki and of course gorge on the various mouth-watering foods that was sold everywhere. Here’s a glimpse of a few renowned Durga Puja of CR Park. Photo Courtesy Ms.Parameshwari Sircar.  

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(C.R.Park- B block-barir pujo)

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(C.R.Park-B Block)

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( C.R.Park-K Block)

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(C.R.Park-Mela Ground)

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(C.R.Park-Naba Pally)

Kashmiri Gate: The oldest Puja of New Delhi celebrated its 102nd year!

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MUMBAI: POWAI:


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(Photo Courtesy: Madhumita Ghose)


MUMBAI: North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja (Santacruz): The age old Pujo of the Mukherjee family has a grand celebration and is attended by the who's who of Bollywood. This year the cultural programmes are lined up with famous artists like Shankar mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal and Runa Laila.

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(photo courtesy-Anjan Pal)

PONDICHERRY: 

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(Photo Courtesy: Nandini Sengupta)

BANGALORE: KAGGADASAPURA BENGALI ASSOCIATION

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(Photo Courtesy- Nilanjana Banerjee)

MULUND: MUMBAI

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(Photo Courtesy: Rupa Sen)


PALACE GROUNDS, BANGALORE:

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NABARUN SANGHA, HOWRAH:

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(Photo Courtesy: Kalyani Samaddar)


ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE (AFMC) PUNE:

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(Photo Courtesy: Tanushree Poddar)

Hyderabad: 

Masab Tank:

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Domalguda:


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Secunderabad:

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(Photo Courtesy: Rahul Basu & Krishnendu Daripa)