Bonedi Barir Durga Puja of Kolkata: Photo-walk in the Century Old Heritage Houses Amid Celebration!

The Bonedi Bari Durgapuja of Kolkata: A Forgotten World? In a Durgapuja world of abstract themes, artistic prowess and the overwhelming feel of a grand carnival, the Bonedi bari Durgapujas of Kolkata beams with pride of heritage! For the uninitiated, Durgapuja was celebrated in the old Rajbari (the royal palaces), the elite families, most Hindu […]

Where the Durga Pratimas are Made in Kolkata: A Photowalk in Kumartuli!

The History of Kumartuli: Where Bengal’s Durgapratimas is Born! Back in 1932, the Bonedi Barir Durgapuja (the Durgapuja celebration of royals) of Kolkata was slowly dying as British took off their interest and finances from the grandeur of religious celebration to elsewhere. The era stood witness to an eventual transit to the Barwari Pujas (a […]