5 Ways to Experience Kolkata During Durga Puja

5 Best Ways to Experience the Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

Durga Puja by Sanjay Arora. An annual 5-day Hindu festival celebrated in South Asia, "Durga Puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil."

Durga Puja by Sanjay Arora. An annual 5-day Hindu festival celebrated in South Asia, "Durga Puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil."

The Day of the Shahi Snan Basant Panchami 15 Feb 2013, via Flickr.

The Day of the Shahi Snan Basant Panchami 15 Feb 2013, via Flickr.

Celebrating Basant Panchami

Celebrating Basant Panchami

Indian school girls spin in a swirl of color on the eve of Basant Panchami, the Festival of Spring, in Amritsar

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Indian school girls spin in a swirl of color on the eve of Basant Panchami, the Festival of Spring, in Amritsar

The Hindu holiday of Vasant Panchami marks the end of Winter and the first day of Spring. The color yellow has special significance during this festival, representing new blossoms and the vibrancy of all life, and kites are flown by families and in competitions.  Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the Indian month of Magh. This day is also honored as the birthday of the Goddess Sarasvati. . .    (read more at the above link - photo by D. Kundu)

The Hindu holiday of Vasant Panchami marks the end of Winter and the first day of Spring. The color yellow has special significance during this festival, representing new blossoms and the vibrancy of all life, and kites are flown by families and in competitions. Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the Indian month of Magh. This day is also honored as the birthday of the Goddess Sarasvati. . . (read more at the above link - photo by D. Kundu)

Celebrating Basant Panchami http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-celebrating-arrival-of-spring-with-vasant-panchami-in-ahmedabad-1800285

Celebrating Basant Panchami http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-celebrating-arrival-of-spring-with-vasant-panchami-in-ahmedabad-1800285

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