Durga Puja Throwback 2014 – From Kumhartoli to Pujo Pandal and Visarjan
The arrival of Maa Durga's idol at our Puja Pandal, a photo session with Devi Durga.
This is Durga Puja throwback for the year 2014. Almost four years passed away since that Durga Pujo we organized well that year. It is 2018 and I still have those photographs and videos yet to be shared with the world. The world, where everything has changed drastically during these 4 years for us.
This was the look of our Durga Puja Pandal with idols in 2014 - Classical Embossed
These pictures have become memories spent together. Memories of visiting a kumhartoli (Kumortuli, as called in Bangla) in Bansberia of Hooghly district from Howrah district for Durga Puja idol purchase.
Heavily eating out with friends and family. Dumped into festive season that engulfs the whole West Bengal. Followed by the arrival of 'Vijaya Dashami' the time for visarjan of Durga Puja idols into the river waters of holy Ganga.
On the way to Kumhartoli in Hooghly from Howrah
On the way to Kumhartoli in Bandel, National Highway.
Small & Themed idols for Durga Pujo at Kumortuli
Durga idols kept to display at kumortuli for sale.
Another Durga murti ready for sale and purchase at Kumhartoli
Mahisasura praying for his life, the fear of Maa Durga's lion can be seen on his face and facial veins. Artistic.
Lord Shiva's gifted snake to Maa Durga hanging around with Mahisasur, literally.
Mahish - the buffalo is dead, now it's the Mahisasura's number.
And then we started photo session with Mahisasura. Here are the pictures we took before he died. You know what I mean.
Grou-fie with Mahisasur and they were hundreds of them at Kumartoli idol display.
I being the exception, even gave vocals and that loud laugh for Mahisasura's idol at Kumhartoli Durga idol display.
After capturing and going through different styles and makes of Durga idol displayed at kumortuli ground, we took the one we were looking for. Came back to our puja pandal, settled the idols, captured some more photos with the positivity that the festive season has just started.
Pandal Hopping Starts
Classical Minimalist Durga Puja Pandal at Kishore Sangha
Bamungachi Recreation Club's Durga Pujo Pandal celebrating over 100 years of Durga Puja
Bamungachi Recreation Club's Durga Pujo idol, celebrating over 100 years of Durga Puja
Durga Idol before visarjan somewhere in Howrah
Themed Durga Puja - When Lord Ram prayed to Durga to win the war over evil Ravana. Kartik - the god of war helped Lakshman & Hanuman for Maa Durga.
Dhaki Dhaak Bajao - A short video of Dhaak Music
From Pujo Pandal To River Ganga for visarjan (immersion of idols)
Visarjan of Durga Pujo idol in the holy Ganga at Bandhaghat, Howrah
But the painful part is to bid adieu to Maa Durga for visarjan on Vijaya Dashami. Even the Durga idol becomes reluctantly heavy to move out of the vehicle as if it doesn't want to go. But as we say in Bangla "Asche Bochor Abar Hobe".
One of it's kind in Eastern India, this 51 feet tall Lord Shiva statue was unveiled by Honorable President Of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The President along with his team and Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi visited the famous temple ' Natun Mandir' aka ' Naya Mandir' which means 'Newest Temple' in English, i.e, Seth Banshidhar Jalan Smriti Mandir or Bangeshwar Mahadev Mandir in Howrah early morning on Sunday. FYI, the Shiva Temple rests in between Howrah Railway Station and Salkia's Bandhaghat area exactly on Salkia School Road which is both way connected to Kolkata either by road or by river through Golabari-Armenian Ferry Service as well as Bandhaghat-Ahiritola Ferry service too. It would hardly take an hour to reach the landmark if you are connecting the nearby dots I mentioned above during peak traffic hours. First Day of inaugurating the tallest ever lord Shiva in Eastern India at Bangeshwar
कुछ ढूंढली यादें और कंप्यूटर में रक्खे हुए कुछ फोटो ने मेरा ध्यान आकर्षित किया! जैसे ही मैंने फोटो देखने के लिए खोला तो सहसा याद आगया के यह सारे फोटो 2012 के सावन के महीने की हैं! वह मेरा आखरी सावन था जब बाबा धाम से लौटने के बाद, आखरी सोमवार को मैं अपने दोस्तों के साथ कलकत्ता के निमतला समसान घाट स्तिथ बाबा भूतनाथ के मंदिर गया था! आखरी सावन इसलिए क्यूंकि 2013 में पिता जी के परलोक सिधारने के बाद; ना ही मैं बाबा धाम गया और ना ही सावन के महीने में भूतनाथ मंदिर! समय बीतता गया, संन् 2014 आगया और मैं फिर से उसी जगह खड़ा हूँ जहाँ मैंने खुद को छोड़ा था! आज उन्ही यादों और अनुभव को कुछ पुराने फोटो के जरिये आपके सामने ला रहा हूँ! Lord Shiva at Bhootnath Temple-- Smartphone Photography by JNK Bandhaghat Launch Ghat-Howrah side (Smartphone Photography by JNK) मैं हावडा में रहता हूँ, इसलिए बाबा के मंदिर जाने के लिए मुझे बांधाघाट लांच घाट से फेरी पकड़नी पड़ती है! इस सुभ यात्रा की शुरुआत गंगा नदी पर सफर करने से शुरू होती है! Smartphone Photography by JNK गंगा नदी पार करने के बाद
The sacred month of Savan in 2011 ended on Saturday, 13th August. As I told you earlier, I poured water in Baba bhootnath Mandir at Posta, Kolkata on all the 4 mondays of this month. Though I had my exams or morning classes during this period but I did not miss any of the Mondays . Rare Pictures of Aarti & Shringar of Lord Shiva Idol at Posta's Bhootnath Temple, Courtesy- Image Source- http://dharmikraj.blogspot.in / We go there riding a bike on Sunday nights after 11pm, used to reach there at 1pm or so, and destined to come back home till morning 5am. There was no chance to get adequate sleep and proper rest for the body on that day. But none cares about these stuffs during these religiously sacred days as I never felt tired after returning back to home from the temple. It seems like the Lord Shiva is attracting you towards himself. It's real fun to go there in a group, stand in a queue for hours and hours, enjoy waiting for the