Durga Puja is one of the biggest festivals of the year and it is even bigger for Bengalis. Bengalis wait for one long year to hear Recital of Birendra Krishna Bhadra at 4 am on Mahalaya, Shiuli phuler gondho, Dhaker Baaddi, Dhunuchi Naach, Ashtami-r Anjali and Dashamir Sindur Khela, all of it takes a lot of place in our heart. But all that is good has an end so puja too is in its ending moments now and every Bengali has an amount of sadness in his heart as Durga Maa is leaving us.
Before the procession and immersion, there is one more favorite event of Bengalis and that is ‘Sindur Khela’. It is loved by all, more or less everyone takes part in it especially the Bongo Tanaya’s. Not only the common people but the celebrities also take part in this lovely event. This year too in one of the biggest pujas in Kolkata, celebrities emerged to play Bengalis favorite ‘Sindur Khela’. Among the celebrities present were Rituparna Sengupta, Moon Moon sen, Monami Ghosh, Pallavi Chatterjee, Parno Mitra, Chaiti Ghosal, Jaya Seal, Koushani Mukherjee, Gargee Roychowdhury, Agnimitra Paul, Usha Uthup, Mumtaz sorcar and many more.
After ‘Sindur Khela’ usually comes the procession and the immersion part. But this year it was more beautiful as from previous year Durga Puja carnival event has been started by our honorable Chief Minister Smt. Mamata Banerjee. Over 60 puja organizers will take part in this event on Red Road from all over the Kolkata to make it a huge success. More than 20,000 visitors & 2,000+ VIPs have enjoyed the Durga Puja idol immersion ceremony from their designated seats set up on the sides of Red Road. Everybody is invited to be a part of such big event. We are happy that our government is taking such huge steps to raise the bar of our own Durga puja to the worldwide audiences.