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Durga Puja 2023

In pics: A lookback at how Kolkata spent Durga Puja

Puja began early and revellers enjoyed every moment of the festival till Dashami and after

By My Kolkata Web Desk | Published 29.10.23, 07:07 PM
1/12 Chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated most of the puja pandals virtually between Mahalaya and Tritiya. Pandal-hoppers were only too happy to begin early

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated most of the puja pandals virtually between Mahalaya and Tritiya. Pandal-hoppers were only too happy to begin early

Ashim Paul/My Kolkata
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2/12 Dev and Vidya Balan inaugurated Sreebhumi Sporting Club a day before Mahalaya

Dev and Vidya Balan inaugurated Sreebhumi Sporting Club a day before Mahalaya

Arnab Dutta
3/12 Lights on every street, Kolkata was at her dazzling best

Lights on every street, Kolkata was at her dazzling best

Suvendu Das
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4/12 Kolkata witnessed some thoughtful, extravagant and mind-blowing themes in puja pandals. In pictures, Disneyland at Sreebhumi and Abol Tabol at Hatibagan Nabin Pally

Kolkata witnessed some thoughtful, extravagant and mind-blowing themes in puja pandals. In pictures, Disneyland at Sreebhumi and Abol Tabol at Hatibagan Nabin Pally

Suvendu Das and Arnab Dutta
5/12 Thousands of people were out all night visiting pandals from Panchami to Dashami. Kolkata Traffic Police and Kolkata Police deployed maximum manpower to manage traffic and crowd. In pictures, Mohammad Ali Park and Sreebhumi Sporting Club

Thousands of people were out all night visiting pandals from Panchami to Dashami. Kolkata Traffic Police and Kolkata Police deployed maximum manpower to manage traffic and crowd. In pictures, Mohammad Ali Park and Sreebhumi Sporting Club

Arnab Dutta/My Kolkata
6/12 Many pet parents enjoyed pandal-hopping with their fur babies this year. In pictures, Bidhan Sarani Atlas Club, one of the few pet-friendly pandals

Many pet parents enjoyed pandal-hopping with their fur babies this year. In pictures, Bidhan Sarani Atlas Club, one of the few pet-friendly pandals

Arnab Dutta and Sannidh Raychaudhuri
7/12 Tollywood actor Prosenjit offers ‘anjali’ at Hazra Park Durgotsab Committee on Ashtami

Tollywood actor Prosenjit offers ‘anjali’ at Hazra Park Durgotsab Committee on Ashtami

My Kolkata
8/12 Kumari Puja at Bagbazar Sarbojonin

Kumari Puja at Bagbazar Sarbojonin

Ashim Paul
9/12 Intermittent showers on Navami could do little to dampen the enthusiasm of [andal-hoppers. Ot came umbrellas and they marched on. In picture, Chetla Agrani

Intermittent showers on Navami could do little to dampen the enthusiasm of [andal-hoppers. Ot came umbrellas and they marched on. In picture, Chetla Agrani

Soumyajit Dey
10/12 Women took part in ‘sindoor khela’ and ‘dhunuchi naach’ before bidding farewell to Ma Durga on Dashami. In pictures, celebrations at the Mohammad Ali Park puja

Women took part in ‘sindoor khela’ and ‘dhunuchi naach’ before bidding farewell to Ma Durga on Dashami. In pictures, celebrations at the Mohammad Ali Park puja

Ashim Paul
11/12 Many small puja committees and barir pujos immersed their idol on Dashami

Many small puja committees and barir pujos immersed their idol on Dashami

Ashim Paul
12/12 The celebrations drew to a close with the magnificent Durga Puja Carnival on Red Road on Friday

The celebrations drew to a close with the magnificent Durga Puja Carnival on Red Road on Friday

My Kolkata
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