durga puja http://kalw.org en Unbearable Durga Puja http://kalw.org/post/unbearable-durga-puja <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal; ">A mother goes back to her parents once every year with all her children. That sounds like hardly the excuse for five days of city wide festivities. But that&rsquo;s exactly what happens during Durga Puja in Kolkata.&nbsp; Because This is no ordinary mother. It&rsquo;s the ten-armed mother goddess Durga coming back to visit her home with her four children. And Kolkata shuts down to welcome her back.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:20:43 +0000 Sandip Roy 34475 at http://kalw.org Unbearable Durga Puja Happy Puja! http://kalw.org/post/happy-puja <p>Durga Puja is the highest of high holidays for Bengalis when the mother Goddess comes home for five days every year. Bengalis abroad get very nostalgic at the mention of Durga Puja. The Bay Area hosts about half a dozen alone. But back in the Puja's home territory there's much grousing that the grand puja has become too tacky, too commercialized and too nouveaux riche.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 18387 at http://kalw.org Happy Puja!