When it comes to Durga Puja Kolkata nails the festivities year after year. Whether it's basking in the grandiosity of the pandals, admiring the graceful manner in which people dress up, or feasting your eyes and your taste buds at the delicious food available - there is no denying the fact that Kolkata and Pujo celebrations are a match made in heaven.

However, if you still don't believe us, then check out these amazing photos of the Pujo celebrations in Kolkata!

1. Durga Puja in Kolkata is an experience like no other.

2. From the moment the idol creation begins, the air of festivity envelops the city.

3. As humans create God, the very city seems ethereal.

Where creation creates the creator!!! The idol makers of Kumortuli... . জাগো, তুমি জাগো, জাগো দুর্গা, জাগো দশপ্রহরণধারিণী, অভয়াশক্তি, বলপ্রদায়িনী তুমি জাগো।।। . চক্ষুদানের মধ্যে দিয়ে দেবীপক্ষের সূচনা।।। Wishing everyone শুভ মহালয়া!!! . প্রতীক্ষার ৭ দিন।।। . . . #streetphotography #streetphotographyindia #natgeoindia #ngtindia #incredibleindia #indiapictures #india_gram #yourshot_india #indiaclicks #_soi #storiesofindia #storiesofdurgapuja18 #photographers_of_india #desi_diaries #onlyinbengal #wearebengal #streetphotographykolkata #ig_calcutta #streetsofcalcutta #amarkolkata #sokolkata #storiesofkolkata #calcuttacacophony #calcalling #hellokolkata #ashlopujo #culture #festival #travel #travelphotography

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4. From the elaborate rangolis to the detailed idols, every element of a pandal is worth capturing.

5. And posing against the decorations is an important part of the pujo celebrations!

6. Just like sindur khela is an important element of traditional pujo celebrations.

7. The preparations for the events are never less than fabulous.

Maa Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day. Maa Katyayani is known for her fearsome sight, with her wild hair and have 18 arms, each holding a different weapon in each hand. Goddess Katyani's divine appearance is full of rage and anger. It seems that she emits a radiant light from her own body said to eradicate the darkness and evil in everyone’s life. Despite this manifestation Hindus believe that she is the symbol of calmness and brings inner peace upon all who worship her with full religious devotion and belief. Maa Katyayani also appears to be seated on a lion, which signifies that she is always ready to confront evil. Dance Group: Utkal Dance and Research Academy #_soi #india_clicks #everydayindia #indiaclicks#lonelyplanetindia #indiaig #dslrofficial#yourshot_india #bbctravel #cnntravel #durgapuja#streetphotographyindia #igramming_india #oph#ig_calcutta #indiapictures #indiagram#indianphotography #storiesofindia #photographers_of_india #amarkolkata#calcuttacacophony #streetphotographyindia#ashlopujo #storiesofkolkata #kolkatagram #_woi#onlyinbengal #ourcitykolkata #theuncommonbox #storiesofdurgapuja18

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8. It is here, in the city of joy, that pandal hopping takes on a whole new meaning.

#pujovibes #durgapuja

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9. Because the delicacies are to die for!

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With each passing year,the definition of Durga Pujo has been changing for me. Earlier during the primary to middle school days, it used to be the excitement of getting new clothes to planning how many pandals to visit and meeting as many people as the limited days of festivities would permit. Now,pujo actually has come to mean few days of festivity where people who have travelled a few miles more coming back home.It now means spending quality time with those loved ones and making memories. 💫 How time changes, How the concepts we hold in our minds about different things changes,including pujo. How we grow. How the memories and the process and effort in making them becomes more important. We don't even realise. So, Here's wishing all a Subho Bijoy Doshomi. Hope the coming years bring joy,laughter and sunshine to everyone's lives. Till then, Keep the memories alive. ❤ #durgapujo #writersofinstagram #instagram #foodporn #sweettooth #calcuttauncut #calcuttacacophony #ig_calcutta #ig_daily #ashlopujo #amarkolkata #amarshohor #kolkatadays #kolkatafoodscene #kolkatagram #kolkataeats #sokolkata #ifoundawseome #celebratewithLBB #lbbkolkata #dd_kolkata #thingstodoincalcutta #things2doinkolkata #thisiskolkata #nomnom #tasteofcalcutta #tasteofindia #foodlove #foodtalkindia #withlovekolkata

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Bong it up this Durga Pujo with @chai_break There is a certain smell in the air that signals that autumn is knocking at the door. The days are bright and with a slight breeze. The smell of shiuli engulfs the air and sight of kash phool welcomes you at the most unsuspecting of places. Hence, Durga Puja has arrived. With the advent of the Pujo, reverbs the synonymous, Petpujo. Bengali cuisine is known for its subtle yet fiery flavours, and its spread of confectioneries and desserts. It also has the only traditionally developed multi-course tradition with food served course-wise rather than all at once. With an emphasis on fish, and mustard as the hero in many dishes, vegetables and lentils are served with rice as a staple diet. Presenting Chai Break, who has curated some amazing Bong delicacies to satiate the Bong in you. Where and when? Available in the Sector V, Chai Break outlet from 15th of 19th of October, i. e, Shashti to Dashami from 12 pm to 3.30 pm What's available? Luchi Live Basket Maacher Kalia Chicken Curry Bengali Style Muger Dal Basanti Polao Alu Posto Alu/Begun Bhaja Bhetki Macher Paturi Doi Phoolkopi Borir Jhol Chingri Malaicurry Mutton Dakbunglow Tomato Chutney Chocolate Sandesh Komolabhog Dorbesh Payesh (Including the Gur variant) Wallet factor? This and more just at 750 INR + GST. So people, get going, here is the welcome call to all the gluttons of Kolkata , drop in to experience the goodness of Bong flavours. Cheers! #PujoSpecial #Pujofood #goodbanglafood #bongfood #konizfoodwheels #chaibreak #Am2PmFood #PanchPhoron

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10. And each idol is uniquely beautiful.

11. The many colors of Pujo are hard to capture, but worth the effort.

12. Truly, there is no joy greater than being a part of Durga Puja in Kolkata.

13. For the dances, the treats, the joy - Pujo in Kolkata is the finest example of divine celebration.

ন জায়তে ম্রিয়তে বা কদাচিন্ নায়ং ভূত্বা ভবিতা বা ন ভূয়ঃ । অজো নিত্যঃ শাশ্বতোঽয়ং পুরাণো ন হন্যতে হন্যমানে শরীরে ॥ The intelligent Self is neither born nor does It die. It did not originate from anything, nor did anything originate form It. It is birthless, eternal, undecaying, and ancient. It is not injured even when the body is killed. #durgapuja2018 #amarkolkata #calcuttainstagrammers #igcalcutta #kolkata_igers #thekolkatabuzz #streetphotographykolkata #kolkataatclickersadda #calcutta #kolkatadiaries #kolkataclicks #kolkata_calcutta_city #kolkatagram #calcutta_aesthetics #kolkataphotography #kolkata_ig #streetsofkolkata #streetsofcalcutta #sokolkata #kolkata_lanes #vdcalcutta #kolkata #kolkataigers #kolkatalanes #sfl_ #kolkatakaleidoscope #calcutta_minimalism #calcuttacacophony #storiesofkolkata #kolkata_diaries

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14. It's a festival the elevates the beauty of the city of joy to a whole new level.

15. And everyone bows down to the divinity at display.

#storiesofdurgapuja18 #storiesofkolkata #uma2018

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Truly, the joy of celebrating Durga Puja in the city of joy Kolkata is unparalleled.