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Kolkata New Year

December 30, 2016 Kalyan Panja 4 Comments

Kolkata New Year

At the end of the year, the people of Kolkata celebrates and dance in great joy. The streets of this historic city attracts a large crowd, who spend the 31 December night in gala dinners, dances, jokes, operas, trendy clubs and mundane bars. Fantastic exhibitions and numerous events like concerts and operas are of great attraction as well as the smash hit musicals of the year offers a wide range of entertainment for the day and the New Year's Eve.

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31st December Kolkata New Year Party 2017

December 30, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Kolkata New Year Party 31st December

The New Year in Kolkata is incomplete without its authentic food and music parties. As the New Year approaches, singers are hired by neighbourhoods for concerts and musical events involving Bollywood stars and celebrities. Large crowds gather to watch these shows, and maybe get a photo with some stars.

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Kolkata Christmas

December 29, 2016 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

Kolkata Christmas wallpaper

Christmas in Kolkata is a holiday, which is also called as bada din or long day and that is it. With the Christmas Mass, the feast is celebrated and the banquet is no less delicious than other countries. Particularly typical are the cakes and desserts, which are served in clay pots for this holiday.

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Jagadhatri Puja

November 09, 2016 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

Jagadhatri Puja

Jagadhatri Puja is a major sociocultural event that is more common in Bengal than the other part of India. The word Jagaddhatri literally means, protector of the world. Durga, the feminine aspect is most often depicted as a warrior goddess with 10 arms who rides a tiger or a lion. Her name means invincible.

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Bhai Phota

November 01, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments



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.

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Mahasasthi Durga Puja

October 06, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Maha Sashti, is observed on the sixth day after new moon during Durga Puja. Goddess Durga is welcomed on Sashti day to Puja pandals and households.

Masculine and Feminine. which is extremely different from the equation, so ingrained, that man and woman Male Female intellectually we get almost all, perhaps after an initial concerns, but you need to hear in the bowels as truth incarnate, otherwise you live in constant struggle with a part of ourselves and with the surrounding world. the strength of the mythological narratives is disruptive, myths speak to the core here is therefore the story of the birth of Durga, the Goddess, and his fight with the demon Mahishasura.

Mahisasura so we do not perceive a rift good-evil net, you are not likely to identify only the bright side, leaving to others the dark. besides the demon buffalo has all her good reason to be angry with the gods, but that's another story us here, we find it already furious.

Mahishasura was powerful as he meditated seriously for many years, and at the end of Brahma, the god of the beginning, appeared to him, commending his efforts and granting him the realization of a wish. In fact, the gods always makes his job: grants the wishes of those who pray, be a man, demon, beast or a god less powerful. can not do anything else, it is his task!

Mahisasura asks the gift of immortality. the fact is that it is the only thing that nobody can just give him, in fact the same deity had to fight hard to win but even this, is another story. Brahma will explain, and Mahisasura corrects the shot: "I ask you not to be killed by any demon, nor any man, nor by any god. me guess, the faces of Brahma, that in the traditional iconography has four although at the time he was five and over a matter of jealousy loses one, but that's another story, in listen to the request of the demon buffalo.

Brahma, maybe doubting, can not do anything but grant. From that moment on, the situation degenerates. Mahisasura conquest of all the territories of men, and his armies become stronger day by day, frightening and those who fight under his banners and more numerous. also conquered all the kingdoms of the world of demons. when the gods saw his hordes closer to his own world, fear spreads among them. who will ever be able to stop the decline of the universe gather in the council. the three main deities, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, that in the struggle between the devas (gods) and asuras demons, anti-gods are a little over the parts especially Shiva, and only in extreme cases intervene in support of the devas , are always accompanied by their female counterparts: Uma / Parvati / Kali for Shiva, Vishnu to Lakshmi, Sarasvati to Brahma.

Durga is born beautiful, smiling, jeweled, with a perfect curls look neat and sweet and firm.
enchanted by such splendor and understanding the hint, all the other deities give each his own weapon: a trident from Shiva, Vishnu chakra (disc war, a sort of deadly frisbee), Indra sword and gradually fumbling. at the end of Durga has a few dozen fathoms (thirty-three!), each limb armed with a gun divine. the equipment is not complete without a vehicle which transports: and rides a lion, Durga. a feline scary, huge, with a roar that upsets the earth and whose pitch drops the mountains. Goddess part, alone on her lion, for the battle.

it takes a heartbeat to vanquish the armies and vast hordes of demons Mahishasura. and when he sees it coming, you probably understand by now the fundamental error committed when he expressed his desire for invulnerability at Brahma; now it's late, and he can only fight. in the struggle, Durga is impassive, not even a curl hairstyle is broken, nor a drop of sweat wets the face of God. the demon/buffalo is constantly changing form, from the human to the buffalo, until Durga gets impatient and just nails him with his trident of Shiva, the exact moment of transition from one form to another. Mahishasura is destroyed, his armies defeated, and peace returns to reign in the three worlds.

Durga is easy for women to identify with Mahishasura it is for men. a bit too easy and if it exceeds the appearance Mahishasura in asking not to be defeated by either gods, demons or men, he left out the Female I do not know, then do not consider it. and it is the lack of integration of this quality energy to lose.

Mahisasura when we do not consider, because we do not know, some parts of us. so no, that tells of the destruction of the Male is a warning to all those who have the patience to listen to the myths and listen to yourself, not to make the same mistake of Mahishasura.

Durga has the opportunity to be born. after all they are our moments of crisis to bring to light the unexpected parts, numinous, who live there. The festival of Durga Puja that last for six days, particularly honored in West Bengal, Orissa, Assam and Tripura, expected at the end of the period of great devotion, water immersion of the idols of clay depicting the Goddess, letting you gather with Shiva, his consort.

In the particular case of modern Calcutta, Durga puja has now become a sort of carnival of the East where people of all backgrounds, whatever their religious beliefs come together to have fun and to make  pandal-hopping , or browse through all the stands and pavilions Durga made ​​by local students of art and architecture. I know this may be far from the idea of spirituality that everyone should have in mind in India, but India, alas, this is also, and in many respects is absolutely a country verging on kitsch trash!

Would be very interesting to go to Calcutta a few days before the start of the celebrations and admire the artists while they finish decorating the pandal. But then perhaps it would be better to move towards some minor center in search of the lost spirituality!

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Mahalaya

October 06, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments



Mahalaya heralds the advent of goddess Durga. This time the gods, in their eternal struggle against the demons asuras do not make it. Powerful weapons, bloody battles, ingenious stratagems fail to eliminate the powerful buffalo Mahisha and his endless hordes of wild warriors.

Only the sum of their energies and their guns will be concentrated in one prevail against Mahisha. Here comes Durga, the most powerful, ruthless, cruel deity of Hinduism along with Kali that according to some tradition was born out of a brow of Durga. Shiva gift own Trishula, Vishnu chakra, Agni the fire arrow, Vayu a bow, Indra the thunder, Kubera the bat, Yama the spear. For this Durga has many arms, up to thirty-two. His vahana, the vehicle used to move, is the tiger, lion and more often this is also known as Simhavahini where simha is lion.

Durga is beautiful and is not like other female deities the shakti that is the energy of a particular god, but it is the sum of the energies of all the gods. Durga has no spouse, even if the various traditions now try to associate it to a god time to another. well armed Durga is launched against the Buffalo hits, but he turns into a lion, again the hits and he turns into an elephant and catching with its proboscis.

The goddess then the net with a shot off the proboscis and Mahisha turns again in buffalo, the goddess - reinforced by strong drink soma hits to death the monster and eventually comes out of the mouth of the buffalo demon in his human form. A huge and powerful warrior armed with a sword. Durga not intimidate you and hits Mahisha in the heart with a trident, the Trishula of Shiva.

It was the tenth day of fighting and Durga had finally killed Mahisha, so it is also called Mahishasuramardini, the one who killed Mahisha and that day is considered to be dedicated to her, is the Vijaya Dashami. Goddess is worshiped throughout India especially during the festivals of Durga Puja. For her combative nature and winning was also taken as a symbol of independent and free.

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Viswakarma Puja

September 17, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Viswakarma Puja

Every year around the time when the sky is covered with kites, and the Durga puja is near comes the Vishwakarma Puja. Vishwakarma is the god of artists and creators, who is believed to be the designer and builder of palaces, chariots and weapons. Vishwakarma is the architect of the universe and the patron deity of craftsmen. According to the Mahabharata, Vishwakarma built the halls of the palaces and all kinds of ornaments.

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Engineers Day

September 15, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


The desire to bring the ambitions of future engineers to the needs of the labour market was the compelling motive, which led to the birth of the first edition of the Engineers Day. A moment of reflection and discussion, designed specifically to bring together two worlds intrinsically and inevitably eager to understand and complete to the best.

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Alpana: Bengali Rangoli Designs

September 05, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

alpona kojagori lokkhi puja

In India, there is a special art form called the rangoli in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Alpana in Bengal and Aripana in Bihar. Every morning, at the threshold of their house, the women draw with white or colored powder a different complex design everyday. Often dedicated to Lakshmi, they bring luck and happiness in the home. Rangoli means colorful rows. The art of rangoli is transmitted from mother to daughter.

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Teachers Day Kolkata

September 05, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Teachers Day wallpaper images

Teachers Day is a special day in which students thank their teachers, who are crucial to their growth. It is a time to hear for teachers. In India, unlike other places in the world, education is perceived as fundamental, as well as the efforts made ​​by those who work in education. Who knows how to teach well every day receives a small gift and a silent thank you. A day dedicated to what would be the occasion to give the opportunity of even the most timid expressions.

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Mother Teresa

August 26, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Mother Teresa wallpaper

On the ground floor of the Mother House, the mother-house in the Lower Circular Road in Calcutta, there is the simple and unadorned chapel where since September 13, 1997, after the solemn state funeral, the mortal remains of Mother Teresa. Inside, however, time seems to stop every time, crystallized into a kind of rarefied bubble the tomb chapel houses a poor and bare, a block of white concrete which has been placed on the personal Bible of Mother Teresa and a statue of Mary with a wreath at the neck, next to a marble tombstone engraved with the above, in English, a verse from the Gospel of John: Love one another as I have loved you (15:12).

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Mayapur Iskcon

August 25, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


The Hare Krishna movement is the name by which is best known International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKCON, the association founded in New York in 1966 by the spiritual master Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON movement is based on the teaching of the mystical Bengali Chaitanya, according to a disciplic line of spiritual teachers (guru parampara) that the Gaudiyas date back to Krishna.

The doctrine, as for other current Gaudiya, is based on the focus of religious faith in the figure of Krishna, here understood as the Bhagavad. God, the Supreme Person, in one with his eternal, Radha, here understood as a manifestation of the same Bhagavat, and in that of Chaitanya and its Panca-tattva, here understood as the manifestation of deity Krishna and his eternal paredra Radha , and the promotion of an active missionary activity.

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Janmashtami Kolkata

August 23, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Janmashtami ISKCON wallpaper images

Across India there is the great Hindu festival of Janmashtami which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, also known as Kanha or Govinda. Anyone who has been in India has seen this deity celebrated in temples and street altars or homes, and now I will tell you his story.

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Rakhi Bandhan Kolkata

August 17, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Rakhi Bandhan Kolkata images wallpapers

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival celebrating the brotherhood between two beings of opposite sex, whether they are truly brothers and sisters by blood or consider themselves as such on the basis of their friendship. Raksha Bandhan literally translates as the bond of protection. The festival is called simply Rakhi in some parts of India, designating the sacred bracelet the girl will tie the boy's wrist.

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Independence Day Kolkata

August 15, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Independence Day Kolkata

At the stroke of midnight between 14 and 15 August were born India, the day of Independence from the British. Independence Day is a holiday and a time of great national pride with banks, government offices and many shops remain closed. Schools, colleges and offices officially hoist the flag, singing the national anthem, followed by parades and cultural programs.

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Dol Purnima

March 24, 2016 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments


Holi comes from India and is celebrated in the spring, especially in the north of this vast country. It is also called Phagwah or Dol Yatra, Dol Purnima, Holika, Pagwa, Hola Mohalla, Gair Dance, Lathmar Holi, Prahlada, Kumaoni Holi. We make colorful balloon dust, the gulal and colored water. And one of the oldest festivals and certainly the most colorful of the world. On this day all people are equal. Also belonging to the caste has no role in this day, exactly like sex or social position. At one time the dust was produced by flowers healing, roots and spices. Even today, the powder is blessed.

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Kolkata Holi Celebration

March 24, 2016 Kalyan Panja 2 Comments

Kolkata Holi party

The play of colors, but it's due to the story of Radha and Krishna. The young man asked his mother why his beloved Radha was clear and he was so dark. The mother then told him that coloring the complexion of Radha, he would not have noticed the difference. It's game launch color reminds one of the erotic games that Krishna used to do with the Gopis Young cowherd, of which there are various artistic representations , such as in a painting of 1788 in Kangra.

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Kolkata Holika Dahan

March 24, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Holika Dahan holi

Holika Dahan is an important part of Holi which signifies the victory of truth over darkness. In Hindu mythology, Holika was a woman who could withstand fire. She entered fire carrying Prahalad, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, whose father was intent on killing him, but was instead burned to a crisp while Prahlad was saved.

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Kolkata Holi

March 24, 2016 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

Kolkata holi shantineketan basanta utsav

Holi or Dol makes Kolkata joyful and happy. The day of Holi is the last full moon of the Hindu month of Phalguna, corresponds to March. The festivities begin, however, a few days before and ending after a few days.

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Howrah Station

February 15, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Howrah Station is the second oldest station and the largest railway complex in India. In 1854 the British colonial government in India started building a rail link from Kolkata to the coalfields in Bardhaman district. This was the second railway line constructed in India

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Kolkata Valentine Day

February 14, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


San Valentino, also known as Saint Valentine in Terni or Valentine from Interamna, was a Roman, martyr bishop. Venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church, by the Orthodox and later by the Anglican Church, is considered the patron saint of lovers and protector of epileptics.

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Valentine's Day

February 13, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Valentine's Day Kolkata

Get cosy in a fine rainy day in a public park in Kolkata, at the Victoria Memorial or at the Nandan complex, which are an exceptional lover's zone very popular among youngsters, couples for dating, as also cinema halls put up closed box sitting arrangements to woo couples.

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Kolkata Disco Nightclub

February 10, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Kolkata nightclub is characterized by a atmosphere and soft music generally live. Usually you can consume alcoholic beverages, and you can dance. The difference with the bar and the pub is the presence of live music or a disc jockey and a dance floor. Some nightclubs also have other types of attractions, including dancers pole dance, lap dance, cubist or strippers. In these cases, the difference with the strip club is very labile. In fact, usually, only the adults can enter.

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South City Mall

February 09, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

South City mall kolkata jadavpur

South City Mall shopping center is a homogeneous building complex specially designed and built to accommodate a number of businesses stores of large retail chains, stores specialized retail, wholesale or temporary, retail chains in franchising, cinemas, restaurants, banks and other services to person as hairdressers gyms and more.

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Joynagarer Moa

February 03, 2016 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Joynagarer moa is one of popular sweets in Bengal. This Bengali sweet available during winter season is a famous but rustic sweet and a must taste during winters which is sweet, round and quintessentially Bengali made from khoi, kheer and nolen gur, and is only a winter treat.

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