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Durga Puja in Delhi: a Photo Tour

Updated: Apr 1

I have been fortunate in capturing some interesting candid moments of Bengali Durga Puja outside Bengal. In C R Park, Delhi, the most interesting aspects of the "Probasi" puja is the amalgamation of different cultures, language. A Durga Puja "Pandal" or premise becomes a milieu of multi-cultural and multi-linguistic diversity. Which may not be that much prominent in a Kolkata Puja. People take frenzy in bengali culture of tradition like "Dhunuchi dance", "Dhaaki-rhythm and dance" so much that they "fall in love with Bengal"! And that's why Probasi Pujas are so significant in spreading the good vibes of Bengali culture.

Some of the photos from a such a Probasi Puja in Delhi:


a girl performing a cultural dance on a "Puja" premise

The quintessential "Sindurkhela" enjoyed by everyone, bengali, non-bengali alike


A group of women joining the cultural dance on the Puja Premise

a TV reporter reporting live from the Puja premise

Selfie with Durga Maa

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