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Gunshots and canonshots to arouse the Devi

A step into the Jorasanko Daw Bari immediately transports a visitor back in time. Standing at the small but cosy thakurdalan vividly...

Puja for over 400 years at Hutom’s house

The old thakurdalan where puja is held Baksha is a quiet hamlet neighbouring the popular village of Janai in...

Pre-wedding shoots with Durga

    It’s said that marriages are made in Heaven. But nowadays, they are being made at some of the prominent locations of the city. Weddings...

Banned Chinese Manja on hot demand among kite-fliers

Five months ago, a young man riding his motorbike on the Maa flyover suffered serious injury when a kite string slit his throat. Saikat...

Calcutta – Frozen in Time and Frame

  Calcutta in late 19th and early 20th century was a reality far from the present. Today, to any Calcuttan, it will seem like a...

400 years of Rath Yatra at Baruipur

        The green chariot carrying Jagannath, Subhadra and Balaram is hurled through the mud and grass covered ground of Baruipur Rash Math. Rath Yatra in...

Vindhyavasini worshipped for over 180 years

The presiding deity of Vindyachal, a pilgrimage site 8km from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, has found place in the hearts and belief of people...

Gandheswari – The Goddess of Fragrance Merchants

It’s a queer corner to have a place of worship. A narrow passage between the temple and the wall of the Gandhabanik Mahasabha Chhatrabas,...

Malda’s goddess – Johura Kali

The sanctum sanctorum is enough to accommodate not more than 10 people at a time. The spillover outside the temple is far larger on...

Piercing to please Lord Shiva

    Bainan, a nondescript village in Howrah district comes alive on the night before Chaitra Sankranti. Devotees of Shiva, the sannyasins who have observed the...

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Durga Puja at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Malda

The idol at RKM Malda There is no dearth of club pujas in Malda...

The Saha’s Durga

The Mokdumpur Sahapara Durga Puja is estimated to be more than 300 years old. It has its origins at Sahapur in  Old Malda...

Gunshots and canonshots to arouse the Devi

A step into the Jorasanko Daw Bari immediately transports a visitor back in time. Standing at the small but cosy thakurdalan vividly...