Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Festive Fashion

Durga pooja (worshiping of mother Durga, a Hindu mythological devi and diva) is the biggest festival of Hindu-Bengalies and it was celebrated few weeks ago. In Kolkata, India it is celebrated extravagantly every year around this time. I am "spiritual but NOT religious" and for me, it's a festival of color, friendship, good food and of course, fashion! Every year during this time I just feel so home-sick and miss my friends & family back home. This year we went to a Hindu temple, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Nj to celebrate and of-course, I wore a saree. Here are few pictures of that day for you guys.


Enjoy few pictures of Durga Pooja, right from Kolkata (Courtesy Aniruddha Dutta, my friend, an amazing amateur photographer http://www.flickr.com/photos/tropical_illusion/)

It might seem very excessive to some - the amount of hard work and funds that goes into these magical decorations, making of idols, exuberant light and sound shows. However, I can assure you, none of you have experienced something quite like it unless you have been to Kolkata during this time. I find it very unfortunate that all these huge mementos of innovative and unique designs and artistic masterpieces are there to stay for only 4-5 days each year. It is needless to say the arrangements take weeks to months. Religious or not, if you fancy overdose of innovative art- trendy Indian fashion- great foods and endless entertainment, I would highly recommend visiting Kolkata, India during Durga Pooja.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Please share pictures of your special festivities with us.
All the best to all of us.


  1. Your saree is so beautiful!
    love it!

  2. Gorgeous dress! Love the jewelry too :)

    <3 Josephine

  3. you look beautiful and your saree too!


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  5. You look absolutely gorgeous in the saree!!
    The photos are beautiful!!!

    A very happy diwali to you too!!


  6. the saree is so pretty, everything is so colorful.. xoxo
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  7. This looks so amazing and full of spirituality :) You look beautiful in your saree :) Hope you enjoyed the festivities ;)
    xx Eve.h

  8. Nice, beautiful dress.
    Greetings friend..

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  10. Really nice saree, indian sarees are really very popular nowadays in western countries also, it looks fab in such occasions.

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