In photos: If it's Durga Puja, it has to be Kolkata. No other city comes even close
Durga Puja or Pujo as its popularly known in West Bengal, commenced on 26 September with much gusto and celebration. The ten-day festival runs parallel with Navaratri and Chhat Puja. The festivities which begin on the sixth day, come to a close on Dashami, i.e. the tenth day of the festival.
The pandals in Kolkata have lit up once again this year. And as usual, pandals anywhere else in India are no match for the grandeur of Kolkata's pandals.
From recreating the larger than life kingdom of Mahishmati from SS Rajamoul’s Bahubali, to bringing to life traditional motifs from the temples of South India, the pandals in Kolkata have displayed a diverse set of themes this year.
Needless to say, the pandals are a visual delight for photographers and artists alike. The unique colours and artistry are a masterclass in visual arts and a must-see for all. Here are some photos from the various pandals this year.