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Durga Puja is widely celebrated in India. It is not only the biggest Hindu Festival celebrated throughout our State - West Bengal, but also the most significant Socio-Cultural Event in Bengali Society, all throughout the World.
We have tried and enlisted more than 1200 Pujas in Kolkata and surrounding areas, with Detailed Descriptions and Pictures to provide a complete overview under one banner depicting the DURGA PUJA. You will get all details about The Mythology of Goddess Durga, Different Names, Regional Names, Durga Puja Schedules in India and Abroad, The Rituals of Puja, Mantras, Aarti, Bhajans, Details about Award Winning Pujas & Puja Recipes. Details about (1) Kolkata Police-Help Lines- Traffic Movement & Pandal Position Road Maps; (2) West Bengal Transport Corporation - about Extra running of Fleet of Buses; (3) West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Limited- schedule of Puja Tours –along with Special Offers; (4) Eastern Railway and S.E. Railway – for Additional Railway Timings and Puja Special Trains; (5) Metro Railway- about running of Metro Trains and Timings along with their new/alternative Names of Stations, has been incorporated for ready references. This site has been designed to make it easier for you, to search, choose and visit your Ideal Puja.
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Durga Puja is celebrated in West Bengal since the Medieval Period, also known as the period of Mughal Empires. In 16th Century the Durga Puja was held in the Court of Rajshahi, and in Nadia District in 18th Century. However, in 18th Century it became popular.The Zamindar families of the city are quietly carrying on with their traditions, some of which started hundreds of years ago. By mid of 18th Century, the national festival of the Bengalis became an occasion for the rich Babus of Kolkata to flaunt their wealth.. It became a religious splurge among the Babu's of Bengal, to measure the supremacy of one over the other.Guptipara in Hoogly was the first place in Bengal where the idea of "Baroyari" or "Sarbojanin" puja was conceived in the year 1790.
Durga Puja is the most awaited festival of West Bengal, spanning over four days at a stretch. It is not possible for everyone in the community to organize it of their own. A Durga Puja is organized by a group of people in a locality thence being known as Sarbojanin Durga Puja. Initially, Durga Puja was celebrated only in affluent and zamindar families of West Bengal. Then Barowari Puja came into existence. The word "Baroyari" is derived from "Baro" and "Yaar" ie. a group of twelve friends.
Today in Kolkata people like to reside in Housing Complexes, Apartments or Enclaves. These Housing complexes consist of different blocks consisting of numerous flats. The housing complexes provide many amenities to their residents. The Complexes in Kolkata organizes Durga Puja festival at large scale. The residents of all streams of religion and caste become united to put their common endeavor to make the Puja a big success. The Puja is organized by collecting funds from the residents of that particular Apartment.