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Heritage Puja
People  /  Published 30.09.22

Daaker saaj, ‘boli’, blank fire of a gun: Mankar's Biswas family Puja is one of a kind

The family offers the goddess annabhog, which is prepared only by the Brahmin men of the household...
By Amitabha Gupta

People  /  Published 28.09.22

No ‘boli’ and fish for prasad: Beliaghata Bose family’s Puja promotes communal harmony

The puja that started in 1880, allows married, unmarried and even widows to participate in all the rituals...
By Somen Sengupta

People  /  Published 26.09.22

Inside the unique 182-year-old Durga Puja of the Punjabi Handa family of Burdwan

The Handas of Ukhra have roots in Punjab but have worshipped Durga the quintessentially Bengali way for centuries...
By Somen Sengupta

People  /  Published 22.09.22

The rituals at the Dasguptas’ 400-year-old Puja in Barrackpore are unique and ‘spirited’

Though animal sacrifice has stopped, Goddess Durga is still offered liquor along with non-vegetarian food every day...
By Somen Sengupta

People  /  Published 20.09.22

Women remain in the forefront at Tollygunge Chatterjee family’s 95-year-old Durga Puja

While the rituals are ancient, the family gives full liberty to its daughters, daughters-in-law, even widows, to organise and participate...
By Somen Sengupta in Calcutta


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