Durga Puja

Religious in West Bengal

Across the state, especially in Kolkata, temporary pandals (pavilions) are raised and intense celebrations take place to worship the Hindu goddess Durga. After four colourful days, beautiful clay idols of the 10-armed deity are immersed in the rivers. Celebrated as Dussehra or Dashain in the Himalayan foothills. Banks and offices are closed for up to a week.