The ancient Durga Puja festival in Kolkata might get featured on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list for 2020 and we the mad lovers of the festival are screaming- WE KNEW IT!
One who hasn’t yet experienced the grandeur and ecstasy of the Durga Puja celebrations in the city of joy is indeed missing out on something really distinct and crazy. The city and its people are very much emotionally attached to the Durga Puja festival, which is the sublime level of the rich, Bengali culture and tradition. Every year during autumn, Kolkata gets decked up in all its glory and magnificence, and the maddening enthusiasm is something one cannot put to words! You ought to be a part of this heartful happiness and celebrate the festival along with fun, food, and frolic.
I won’t say I’m a regional person, but being a Bengali I can’t be more excited when I heard that the iconic Durga Puja festival has been India’s official entry for the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) by UNESCO, for the upcoming year 2020. This proud nomination has been put forward by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, which is a national level academy dedicated to performing arts and is supervised by the Government of India.
Durga Puja is like an adrenaline rush for the Bongs and we badly wait for the calendar to reach the month October for the celebrations and start planning right from the beginning of the year without any further ado. Coming to the city of joy (Kolkata) which looks fabulous with the dazzling fairy lights as far your sight can reach and the larger than life puja pandals, the themed decorations, the traditional dhunuchi naach, the rhythmic sound of dhaak, the morning pushpanjali, the chanting of hymns, the tempting smell of bhog or prasad, the very ethnic fashion of every single being, the delightful face and of course the unparalleled euphoria.
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