South 24 Paraganas (West Bengal) : The biggest celebration of the most auspicious occasion has begun in West Bengal “DURGA PUJA”. Eye-catching huge and beautifully decorated pandals with mesmerizing sculpture of Goddess Durga can be seen during puja. Behala’s Barisha Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee has designed a Durga puja pandal on the theme of Rajshahi’s (now in Bangladesh) Durga puja.
“We’re working on India’s oldest Durga puja theme that happened 415 years ago in Rajshahi which is now in Bangladesh. We’re doing this on the basis of research,” says Tanmoy Chatterjee, member of Barisha Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee.
In the year 1606, in Rajshahi (currently this place is in Bangladesh), King Kansa Narayan organized Durga Puja.
The idol displayed by the Behala’s Barisha Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee has been crafted by renowned artist Subrata Gangopadhyay.