Monday, 23 November 2020




The festival of Durga Puja at Kolkata appears to be a remarkable tradition. Durga puja as used to commemorate by the aristocrat families and Zamindars of ancient Calcutta relates the history and foundation of Kolkata. In this post, tried to show a glimpse of the century old Durga Puja celebrations of the aristocrat and Zamindar families of Kolkata.

Rani Rashmoni ( রানি রাসমণি, 1793—1861 ), after her marriage, she continued the tradition of celebrating Durga Puja at her house at Janbazar. Rani Rashmoni’s House at Janbazar wasvenue of traditional Durga Puja celebration each autumn. This included traditional pomp, including all-night Jatra (folk theatre) and Kabi gaan. Maharshi Debendranath Tagore used to visit this house during Durga Puja. The idol of Durga having a speciality to mention that its face color is “Tapta kanchan” Barna and it is maintained. Ramakrishna and Sarada Devi also worshiped here.

Photo Credit: Biswarup Nath

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