Jagaddhatri Puja

Religious in Up the Hooghly

Devoted to an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga, this festival sees Chandannagar deck up in gorgeous public lighting, while enthusiastic locals throng festive arenas to pay respects to gigantic clay idols of the four-armed deity in temporary pavilions called pandals. An enormous procession sees the idols cast into the Hooghly River at the end of the four days' merrymaking.