Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Durga Puja Festival 2011 From Kolkata


First I want to declare the winner of the book Kitchen Counter Cooking School
by Kathleen Flinn and the winner is Nami from Just One Cook Book.
Congratulation Nami and I am sure you will enjoy the book.

Today I am not sharing any recipes but as I promised I am sharing few festive moments some delicious foods from the grand festival of my town Kolkata and I hope you all will love it for more pics from the event visit me on flicker.

The fist image is of the two signature sweets of Bengal Rosogolla and Chanar Jilapi. Rosogolla are melt in a mouth small balls made of Indian cottage cheese or chana dipped in simple syrup. The other one Chaner jilapi is also made from Indian cottage cheese but this are fried and then dipped in simple syrup. Both are mouthwatering and are hot favorite during this festive season.


This is the traditional idol of Mother Goddess Durga and her two son Lord Ganesha And Lord Kartikeya and her two daughter Maa Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) and Maa Swaraswati (godess of knowledge).



This are called pandals where Maa Durga is worshiped for five days. People from all over the world visit Kolkata to see this five days architectural wonders. You will not find any similar pandals, each one is unique in it's own beauty.

Chandelier from a puja pandal.

Catch more action of the festival in my flicker slide show.





I hope you will love it. If you are planning to visit India then I will love to invite you in Kolkata in this festive season next year. Durga puja is not a religious festival but a carnival where you will find celebration of life.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.

16 comments:

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Whoa!!! I win?! Yayyy! Thank you so much Sutapa! =) I checked your Flicker - what a colorful festival! It looks like you are having great time there. I always wish the festival to continue and hate to go back to normal days. haha. It's so nice of you to invite the readers to the festival! Thank you again for the book! =)

yummychunklet said...

Looks like a great festival!

Deeksha said...

Nice clicks.

cookingvarieties said...

hi sutapa, sometimes one does'nt have to even read the recipe, to appreciate the food, by just looking at a photo...
a great photo will always represent the food's beauty and flavor. you have a nice pic here:)

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

great pictures and happy diwali

Catherine said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of your festival. It is always nice to learn about other cultures and their customs. Blessings to you, Catherine xo

thomaru said...

I really like your blog, it looks very nice, I'm happy to visit again and again to see your blog because it is very good indeed and very nice, thank you for all this I really hope to be your friend.
regards thomaru

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks more like a food festival ;-))

Babli said...

Wonderful and yummy sweets. Looks tempting.

Babli said...

Tomake janai Shubho Bijoyar priti o shubhechha. Pujo kemon katlo? Perth e pujo hoyechhilo tai ami khub anondo korlam.

Jay said...

love your cliks...just more than awesome..;)
Tasty Appetite

Now Serving said...

OMG - I am in a drool pool looking at those yummies - (sigh)

Nisa Homey said...

Hey, I am new here...lovely space with amazing clicks...visit me if time permits.

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a fun and beautiful festival, so much colour and great food :D
*kisses* HH

cookingvarieties said...

hi sutapa. happy diwali to you and family.. must be busy preparing all the yummy fiesta foodies

julie said...

lovely recipe..yummy n delicious!!
Glad to follow you :-)
Hope u'll follow my space too..