10 Place to Celebrate Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

Durgotsava or Durga Puja is annual Hindu festival, celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga, the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti. Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura,
widely celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal and the biggest Hindu festival celebrated throughout the state. The most famous Kolkata Durga Puja pandals are Bagbazar,Kumartuli Park,College Square,Mohammad Ali Park,Santosh Mitra Square,Badamtala Ashar Sangha and
Suruchi Sangha.

Kumortuli-Making of Durga Sculpture

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The traditionally potters of Kumortuli not only made potters but supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to neighbourhoods. Kumortuli is listed as one of the seven wonders in Kolkata,where hundreds of artisans are working non-stop for clay idols goddesses Durga.

Bagbazar- Famous Durga Pandal

There are thousands of Durga Pandals across the city of Kolkata but Bagbazar is one of the most famous and oldest Kolkata Durga Puja Pandals,
having been in existence for around 100 years,attracts the crowds with its beautiful idol of Goddess Durga.Image Source: bsde

Siliguri-Hundreds Puja Pandals

Hundreds of puja pandals are set up every year in the Siliguri with colourful lighting and sounds. Famous puja pandals are DeshbandhuPara, Hakimpara, Rabindra Sangha and the oldest durga puja in this area.

Cooch Behar-Oldest Durga Pujas

Cooch Behar host one of the oldest Durga pujas of Bengal and the gigantic sized Durga sculpture is known as Borodebi. Many buffaloes, goats, pigeons are sacrificed in front of the deity by the royal family of Cooch Behar.

Badkulla -Large Durga Pandals

Badkulla is famous large Durga puja pandals, thousands of people gather here from the nearby places to see the huge pandals, beautiful light works, amazing idols.

Chanduli

Chanduli village near Katwa city is more than 350 years old and also one of the oldest Durga Puja pandal in the state. Devi Durga is glorious and famous in this locality.

Lataguri

Lataguri is a small village and offers an old tradition of Durga Puja, Netaji Sangha, Friends Club, Pal Chowdhury Bari are some of the oldest pujas pandals.

Berhampore

Hundreds of puja pandals are set up every year in the Berhampore and all pandal are decorated with lights and sounds. Kadai, Swargadham, Ajana Sangha, Cossimbazar Choto Rajbari are famous and the oldest durga puja from this area.

Jalpaiguri

Being one of the oldest cities of Colonial Bengal, it host Durga puja with a great pomp in several places from more than a century. The oldest puja of the town is the Puja of Baikunthapur Rajbari.

Kalighat and Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar-kali-Temple

Kalighat Kali Temple are dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is situated alongside the Vivekananda Bridge,Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River.