Delhi: Durga Puja's capital shift celebrates 100 years

Oct 06 2013, 10:56 IST
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SummaryBengali families have the colonial rulers to thank for suggesting that they hold Puja celebrations.

footfall of 2 lakh people this year, the members claim that they have not let commercialisation seep in. “It’s not like in Calcutta where pandals compete with each other. In fact, I know so many Bengalis in Calcutta who go for a vacation during the Puja because that is the longest holiday they get,” Brahmo says.

“We still follow some strict dos and don’ts — the samity member in charge of the Puja cannot eat non-vegetarian food and has to fast. He cannot have any leather on him and has to wear dhoti.”

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