Kolkata Preps For Durga Puja 2017 With Longest Street Rangoli: Pictures of ‘Alpana’ Will Leave You Mesmerized
Bengalis all over the world are busy preparing for Durga Puja which is a five-day festival full of life. Durga Pujo 2017 will begin on September 26 and continue till September 30 this year and West Bengal’s capital, Kolkata is already prepping for the grand Indian festival with the longest street rangoli. On the occasion of Shubho Mahalaya, the colourful rangoli of Alpana is being painted through the streets of Lake Road in South Kolkata. Pictures of the beautiful rangoli art have already hit the social media and are absolutely mesmerising.
Durga Puja or Durgotsav refers to a five-day festivity that is observed from Shashthi to Vijayadashami during Navratri. According to Hindu religious text, Durga Puja should begin after Mahalaya Amavasya, which is also referred to as Shubho Mahalaya. To celebrate the upcoming Durga Pujo around 400 people gathered on the streets of Kolkata and created this beautiful rangoli or Alpana with vibrant coloured paints like yellow, red, pink, etc.
Popular Bengali actor, Prosenjit Chatterjee was also present at this event and the pictures of this grand festivity were shared on Facebook and Twitter by several avid fans. The pictures depict the journey of making the long rangoli art and also has some beautifully captured pictures of the colourful streets.
The initial stages of making the alpana
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The view is clearly stunning
The birds eye view
See Video of the Rangoli Being Made
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The rangoli has been created on a 1.4 km stretch of Lake Road and has left people on the social media swooning. The decorations have been started a week before Durga Puja and shows that the city is just getting started with their celebrations. People have been sharing the pictures and videos of the rangoli with the hashtag #SubhoMahalaya and #DurgaPuja 2017.