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Old May 22nd, 2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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Samarjit's Kolkata Durga Puja pics

Jai's Sonar Kolkata thread and his last comment regarding Durga Puja lured me to post a few snaps of the Durga-Thakur (Idol of Goddess Durga). These snaps were taken by me on 2004 Durga Puja, October, just before I left the city... So they are very close to my heart..Hope u'll njoy them too.....

Ekdalia Evergreen Pandal


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Will add more Kolkata pics.

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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Simply Beautiful.

If anyone is interested in seeing the marvellous pandals of Kolkata, then check out this site

http://www.anandautsav.com/abp2004/index_e.html and click the Pandal Hopping link.

You will be amazed by the craftsmenship. India is just so full of talent.

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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Wow nice, they definately deserve a place in the international forums . Samarjit, can you pls upload more pics if possible .
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 04:16 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Suncity
Simply Beautiful.

If anyone is interested in seeing the marvellous pandals of Kolkata, then check out this site

http://www.anandautsav.com/abp2004/index_e.html and click the Pandal Hopping link.

You will be amazed by the craftsmenship. India is just so full of talent.
Thanks.....

In the URL that is provided by Suncity, there is a unique "pala", meaning play, an animated one, describing the story behind Durga Puja...Though the play can only be enjoyed to the fullest by a Bengali only, because of the language used, but I sincerely believe that its worth taking a look into it irrespective of whether u understand bengali or not ( u can always njoy the unique rthym and there are english subtitles).

Mahisasur Pala

Apart from that, its really encouraging that, nowadays, several organisations are taking due interest in preserving these amazing works of craft, even after the Puja is over. Earlier, most of them either ended up in Trash, or some dirty corners of some local clubhouses, again, to be dumped later. This initiation will surely benefit the craftsmen, not only in terms of financial aid, but also will showcase their amazing talent in front of a huge international audience..
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 06:01 PM   #5
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samarjit> welcome to Skyscraperscity-India

thats beautiful pics of Kolkata durga puja
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 03:57 AM   #6
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I'm posting here some more snaps of Kolkata... some of the places have already been covered by the other Forumers. Please excuse the low resolution (I didn't have enough mem ).

Dakshineshwar Temple- on the bank of Hoogly river: The meditation place for Ramkrishna Deb.


Temple's river side garden with vivekananda Setu/ Bali bridge at a distance.
(The pic is a bit old. U can see the same pic in Sidipta's thread with the constaruction work of the new bridge at the backdrop..)


12 NatMandirs/ Shiv Temples along the riverbank


A closeup of Bali bridge.... u can see a train crossing the bridge..


Dakshineshwar Ghat: many people take a bath here before offering their prayer to Goddess Kali..




Victoria Memorial..


A side view with sun setting in the backdrop


The angle on the dome... they completed renovating it!!


The Sunset on Hoogly River...






Vidyasagar Setu/ 2nd Hoogly Bridge












Cheers !!

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Old May 23rd, 2005, 08:11 PM   #7
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Great pics, man!

And welcome to the forum
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 09:09 PM   #8
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Very nice pics .. now we have more coverage from Kolkata !
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Old May 24th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #9
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Very nice pics .. now we have more coverage from Kolkata !
Welcome to the forum.
I would love to cover Kolkata with my camera lenses.... but currently, I am away from the place. So the new developments are up to u guys, I guess. But I have some more photos of Kolkata and nearby places in my collection, which I'll be posting in due time. By the way, u are doing a great great job, to say the least. Keep up the good work .
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Old May 24th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #10
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Can't wait!
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Old June 13th, 2005, 04:11 AM   #11
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Hi

I posted these pics so everyone can enjoy them, in the Amar Sonar Kolkata thread
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