Experience a slice of Bengal in the city.
It is that time of the year when Bengali communities across the world eagerly await the homecoming of Maa Durga. The sound of dhaak, dhunuchi dance sessions, the ubiquitousKurta-Pajama and white-red sarees, and the cultural harmony of Rabindra Sangeet or Adhunikmusic, not to forget the sumptuous food – the 6 days of Durga Puja from October 18th to 23rd are undoubtedly special. The city’s Probashi Bengalis are not far behind when it comes to keeping the spirit of Durga Puja alive. Head to these 4 places to get a taste of Pujo, Bengali style.
THE BENGAL ASSOCIATION, T NAGAR
The oldest Bengali syndicate in town, formed in 1929, this association on Giri Road in T Nagar hosts one of the most grand puja celebrations every year with music and dance programmes and plays by popular artists. The festivity starts right from Bodhon, when the idols are brought in and unveiled. People pour in to catch a glimpse of the pushpanjali and savour the bhog during the mornings and stay until evening to gorge on Bengali delicacies ranging from luchi, sweets, puffs, cutlets, rolls and mishti doi at the food stalls. The 82nd Durga puja celebrations is set to be a grand affair, according to club president Ajay Chakraborty.
Address: 29, Giri Road, near G.N Chetty Road, T Nagar
To join the celebrations, call +91 4428340557