Utsaber Raat

The annual autumnal Bengali extravaganza……Durga Puja celebrating the triumph of good over evil in the form of goddess Durga prevailing over demon king Mahishahura, usually takes place in the month of October spread over a period of four days. The Indian state of West Bengal, the country of Bangladesh and Bengalis spread over the rest of the world celebrate this festival with much gaiety and pomp. General bonhomie pervades the air in both rural and urban Bengal. Festivities range from utilitarian forms of worship involving a few to elaborate grand affairs involving entire communities.
Widely considered to be the grandest of all bengali festivals, this event is celebrated from the sixth to the tenth day of "Devipaksha" (fortnight of the goddess) which corresponds to the waxing phase of moon in the month of "Ashwin" (September – October) according to the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The sixth day or "shashti" marks the invoking of the goddess on Earth and the beginning of festivities.

This super evil building was discovered at Flickr by user Dipanjan Roy . Original date: 2013-10-15 10:16:27

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