Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bhai Phota

Bhai Phota, is performed by the sister who religiously fasts until she applies a phota or mark on her brother's forehead, offers him sweets and gifts and prays for his long and healthy life. The tilak applied on brother's forehead is made of ghee, sandalwood chandan paste and kaajal. The sisters wish happiness to the brothers by giving them sweets, while brothers promise to protect their sisters.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kali Puja

Kali Puja kolkata diwali

Kali Puja is a festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated on the new moon night during October or November. Despite being grossly identified as a symbol of darkness and violence, she is a beneficent deity and terrifying at the same time, with a number of attributes from the deep symbolic meaning.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Dhanteras gold silver lakshmi puja jewellery

Dhanteras is the inaugural day that starts off the Diwali celebrations. The day is associated with purchase of gold and worship of Goddess Lakshmi. Exchanging of gold and silver gifts are popular traditions associated with the festival. Around 200 kg of gold jewellery is manufactured in Bengal every day. People buy gold the day before Diwali to bring good fortune and wealth for the coming year. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja lokkhi

The beginning of cold season Sharad Ritu of the year is marked with this day. Being the full moon day it is said that the Amrit of life is showered on all the living beings of the earth on this day of Sharad Purnima. As just before this day the monsoon ends and moon appears to be very bright, a change of season is marked. A special calmness, cheerfulness and enjoyment seems to be showered by the moon on this night. And the believe not to sleep the whole night and spend night singing, playing games and doing other activities and amusements.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nakhoda Mosque

Built in 1926, the Nakhoda mosque meaning Mariner is a place of prayer with a prayer hall capacity of 10,000 for the faithfuls of Islam built by Kutchi Memon Jamat. The word originated from the Arabic word masjid that indicates the location in which you reach the Sujud, the prostrations that are part of compulsory movements that must take the faithful praying.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

City Centre New Town

The City Centre New Town shopping center or multi directional differs from traditional mall for its services and activities it performs. A shopping center is a structure that encloses a supermarket or hypermarket, surrounded by a number of shops shopping mall and catering.
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