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The Autumn Festival: Across the World


Goddess Durga Photo Credit: Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons

New York:

Different cities of America:

London (UK):

South London:




Dublin, Ireland:

South Africa:




The Autumn Festival 2016: Our Choice

The four days of Puja (Autumn Festival) start from today (Oct. 7) the sixth day of the full moon that follows the Mahalaya and ends up with the Bijaya Dashami.The Dhaki (drummer) held the dhak (drum) on his shoulder and is beaten with two sticks.The 10 handed Goddess Durga made up of clay is on top of a lion.Her hands carry different weapons in them except two which holds the spear which has been struck into the chest of Mahishasura(demon).The four children are accompanying Durga-Laxmi,the goddess of wealth,Saraswati,the Goddess of knowledge,kartik,the god of worship and puja1Ganesha,the elephant faced god representing everything that is good

Here our choice:

College  Square

Near Calcutta University, College Street

2015 College Sq

2015 video:

Kumartuli Sarbojanin


Naktala Udayan Sangha

Behala Natun Dal

puja2.jpgBallygunge Cultural

The Festival Guide 2016

puja.jpgFor most Bengalis the countdown for Autumn Festival, the biggest festival of Bengal begins. As the festival is now only 42 days (Oct. 7-10) away, preparations have started in full swing. For tourists  who want to visit Calcutta during this festive season, we have some suggestions for pandal hooping. For best idols and pandals, you must visit the following places:

North Calcutta

Simla Bayam Samati

Location: Girish Park or Bidhan Sarani intersection (Simla Bus Stop)

ChaltaBagan Sporting Club
Santosh Mitra Square
Near Sealdah Railway Station, Lebutala Park, Bank of India
Md. Ali Park
Central Avenue
Bagbazar Sarbojanin
Near Shyam Bazar Metro Station
East Calcutta
Sree Bhumi Sporting
From Ultadanga Crossing towards Laketown VIP Crossing
Dumdum Tarun Sangha
From Ultadanga or  Dumdum Metro station

Dumdum Park Jubak Brinda

Near Dumdum Park Bus stop
Telenga Bagan Sarbojanin
Near Ultadanga
Park Circus Baniapukur Sarbojanin
Park Circus
South Calcutta
Deshapriya Park
Near Priya Cinema Hall
Maddox Square 
Near Richi Road
JodhPur Park
Near Gol Park
Akdalia Evergreen
From Gariahat to Ekdalia
Badamtala Ashar Sangha
Near Rashbehari Crossing
Hindustan Park Sarbojanin
From Gariahat Junction towards Basanti Devi college
Suruchi Sangha 
Near New Alipore Petrol Pump
Shib mandir
Near Muduali bus stop from Rash Behari Crossing
 Babu Bagan
 Near Dhakuria Railway Station
Bosepukur Sitala Mandir
Near Bosepukur Petrol Pump, Kasba
Tridhara Dhara Sammilani 
Near Dishapriya park ( Rashbehari)
Chakra Baria Sarbojanin
 Chakra Baria,BhabaniPur
Singhi Park Sarbojanin
Near  Gariahat Police station
Bosepukur Young Star
From Bijan Setu towrads Rubi General Hospital
Barisha Club
Near Behala Chourasta ( Crossing)
Ajaya Sanhati 
From Tollyganj or from Behala Haridevpur