Images of Durga Puja in Kolkata | Photos of Maa Durga Pandals

Durga Puja festival marks the victory of good over evil, with the slaying of demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. It is a worship of power of Good which always wins over the bad. Durga Puja, is widely celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Orissa & Tripura where it is a five-day annual holiday. 

 

Artists give final touch to a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata on Oct. 8, 2013, (Photo: IANS)

 

Durga Puja 2013 dates: This year Durga Puja is scheduled to start with the Panchami Puja and will end with Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra. The dates of Durga Puja are from 11th to 14th October, 2013. While, the immersion of Durga idols will take place on 15th October,  2013.

 

An idol of Goddess Durga at a community Durga Puja pandal during Durga Puja the biggest festival of the year in Kolkata on Oct. 9, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

Like Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai, Durga Puja is nothing short of cultural extravaganza & a carnival in Kolkata where music, plays, skits, revelry & devotion all blend into one seamless whole. Durga Puja preparations are in full swing in the city & artists are busy in giving final touches to Goddess Durga Puja pandals.

Friends, sharing with you couple of pics of preparations of Maa Durga pandals at different places in Kolkata…

 

An exorbitant Durga Puja pandal before being thrown open to public in Kolkata.

 

A Durga Puja pandal before being thrown open to public in Kolkata on Oct, 7. 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

A Durga Puja pandal before being thrown open to public in Kolkata on Oct, 7. 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

Last minute finishing touches being given to yet another enormous Durga puja pandal.

 

Last minute finishing touches being given to a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata on Oct. 8, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

Last minute finishing touches being given to a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata on Oct. 8, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

Artists give last minute touches to a massive Maa Durga pandal. Isn’t it impressive?

 

Artists give final touch to a Durga Puja pandal before it is thrown open for public in Kolkata on Oct.7, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

A Kolkata community theme based Puja pandal during the biggest festival of the year, Durga Puja.

 

A community Puja pandal during Durga Puja the biggest festival of the year in Kolkata on Oct. 9, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

A community Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata on on October 9, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

Kidderpore 25 Pally Durga Puja Pandal.

 

Artists give final touches to a Durga Puja pandal before it is thrown open to public in Kolkata on Oct. 7, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

An under-construction Maa Durga Puja Pandal of Behala Janakalyan Sangha in Kolkata.You like the theme of this pandal?

 

An under-construction Durga Puja Pandal of Behala Janakalyan Sangha in Kolkata on Oct. 7, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

An under-construction Durga Puja Pandal of Behala Janakalyan Sangha in Kolkata on Oct. 7, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

 

Top 5 themes of Durga Puja 2013 Pandals in Kolkata are:

Maa Durga to flash Tanishq ornaments
Goddess herself stands against rapes
An exlusive Durga idol by Pakistani artists
Cannes to Kolkata theme pandal by French artist Jean-Xavier Renaud
More than a century old Kolkata’s first community Durga Puja

 

Which theme pandal you like the most?

 

For more upcoming events for Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai & other major cities of India please visit Events section of Buzzintown (dot) com site.

 

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