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Glimpses from Kolkata's mega Durga Puja Carnival 2023

Like every year, Kolkata bid adieu to some of the famous and revered Durga Puja idols across the city with much pomp and merry through the mega carnival organised by the Bengal government on Friday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the event as several popular puja organisers displayed their tableau showcasing the idols and cultural performances at the Red Road in presence of hundreds of spectators. Several celebrities from the Tollywood film industry like Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev and Rituparna Sengupta were also in attendance at the grand carnival.

Bengal bids adieu to Goddess Durga

The five-day-long Durga Puja carnival in West Bengal came to a close on Tuesday with the immersion of idols on ‘Vijayadashami‘ at Babughat in the river Hooghly and other rivers across the state. The immersion was preceded by 'Sindur Khela' (smearing vermilion on each other's faces) by the women. (Photos by Avishek Mitra / IBNS)

Ronaldinho in Kolkata amid Durga Puja festivities

Amid Durga Puja festivities, Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho was in Kolkata for a full day on Monday. (Images by Avishek Mitra)

Amit Shah inaugurates Ram Temple-themed Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated Ayodhya's Ram Temple-themed Durga Puja pandal at Santosh Mitra Square in Kolkata on Monday. (Images: IBNS)

Heritage homes in Kolkata gear up for Durga Puja

Heritage homes or 'Bonedi Bari' in Bengali in Kolkata, is gearing up for Durga Puja festivities. (Image by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

French lady adds international fervour to Durga Puja as brand ambassador of The Greatest Show on Earth

'The Greatest Show on Earth' (GSOE) has introduced its new logo, featuring French Lady Alice Bonnafey as the Durga Puja Brand Ambassador on Thursday in Kolkata. The grand unveiling took place in the presence of Tollywood actress Ishaa Saha, actor Shantilal Mukherjee and GSOE founder Bodhisattwa Banerjee. This initiative is geared toward elevating the global recognition of Durga Puja and inviting foreign "culture explorers" to Kolkata. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS  

Actors Abir Chatterjee, Sohini Sarkar join Asian Paints’ tribute to Bengal's heritage ahead of Durga Puja

In a tribute to the vibrant culture and people of West Bengal, Asian Paints, which has been an inseparable part of Kolkata's vibrant Durga Puja celebrations through its initiative-Sharad Shamman, launched a special heritage-inspired festive pack for their luxury interior paint, Royale Glitz in presence of actors Abir Chatterjee and Sohini Sarkar. Additionally, the company has orchestrated a magnificent transformation of Kolkata's iconic tram from Tollygunge to Ballygunge into a living canvas, celebrating Kolkata tram’s 150th year.(Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

World of Sukumar Ray’s ‘Abol Tabol’ in Kolkata’s Durga Puja marquee

Kolkata’s Hatibagan Nabin Pally is set to bring alive the world of eminent Bengali writer and poet Sukumar Ray’s ‘Abol Tabol’, which completes 100 years in 2023, in this Durga Puja.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Adieu Maa Durga: Glimpses of idol immersion in Kolkata

India Blooms lensman Avishek Mitra brings some special moments from the immersion of Durga idols in Kolkata.

Kolkata bids adieu to Goddess Durga

KOLKATA, OCT 5 (UNI):- Devotees immersing idol of Goddess Durga in Ganga river, in Kolkata on Wednesday/ UNI

Priest performs Durga Puja ritual on Maha Navami in Kolkata

KOLKATA,OCT 4 (UNI): Priest performing Goddess Durga puja at a community puja pandal on the occasion of Maha Navami in Kolkata on Tuesday /UNI