Photo of the Day : Satyaki Seal – Kolkata

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1. Title of the Photo :: Immersion ceremony of goddess Durga
2. Name of Place where Photo was taken :: Bagbazar,Kolkata
3. Photographer’s Name :: Satyaki Seal
4. Camera Used :: canon 700D
5. Country  :: India
6. State :: West Bengal
7. City :: Kolkata
8. Category of the Photo :: Others
9. Your Social Sites Link :: https://www.facebook.com/Satyaki.Seal
10. About Photo :: Durga Puja  is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga.It is particularly popular in West Bengal. Durga Puja festival marks the battle of goddess Durga with the shape-shifting, deceptive and powerful buffalo demon Mahishasura, and her emerging victorious.Thus, the festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil.When the ceremonies of the nine-day festival Durga Puja end on the Vijaya Dashmi, an intricately made and beautifully adorned idol of Goddess Durga is immersed into the river. This is believed to be the day when the Goddess departs to Kailash, her heavenly abode, and bids adieu to her people. People flock the Durga Pandals with sweets and vermilion to bid farewell to the Goddess and her four children Ganesha, Karthik, Laxmi and Saraswati who are also worshiped amidst vibrancy and festivities. After the immersion people play drums and trumpets on the banks of the river.

Bengali women dressed in traditional Korial sarees gather in crowds to smear vermilion on the feet of the Goddess and then apply it on each other’s forehead or faces also known as Sindoor Khela. This is done in order to wish longevity of each other’s’ husband’s life and prosperity to the family.

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