Kali Puja :Enjoy ” Jai Maa Kali ” experience outside Kolkata

Bengalis have returned to workplace after Durga Puja Carnival , but Bengal is still in festive mood .  When it comes to Durga Puja , pandel hopper Bengalis flock to Kolkata and do pandel hopping through the night . When you plan to enjoy Durga Puja in West Bengal , obvious destination is Kolkata . City of Joy becomes city of Puja pandels .

Young centre kali Puja

Young centre kali Puja at Madhyamgram

When it comes to Kali Puja , the same bhaktas rushing to another destination such as Barasat and Madhyamgarm . These two places are popular for Kali Puja .

Agragami Puja at Sajirhat

Agragami Puja at Sajirhat

If you miss home town puja bash during Durga puja festival , still you can enjoy whole day at Madhyamgram and Barasat . I am not statistics Guru , not having exact data , still I can guess that there are more tham 20 big budget Kali Puja in and around barsat and Madhyamgram .

Subhas Palli Puja

Subhas Palli Puja

Luckly I am close to Madhyamgam , main hub for Kali Puja . I have visited 5 big pujas . Some puja pandels and their decoration are really worth to mention .

Agragami Puja at Sajirhat 1

Agragami Puja at Sajirhat

I like most Agragami Sangha Puja and also Kali maa idols from Young Centre .

Kali Temple made of calenders

Kali Temple made of calenders

Off course , no puja experience will be complete unless you have prasad from some puja Mandir.

So we stopped at old kali mandir near Chotobattala and took prasadam on the way back home .

Kali puja pandels in 2015

This year kali puja was held on 10th November ( Tuesday). I took a day off to plan for pandels hopping in Madhyamgram and Barasat. Kolkata is famous for Durga puja festival , and Barasat and Madhyamgram are equally famous for kali puja.

Kali maa idol at Agragami Sangha

Kali maa idol at Agragami Sangha

Kali Puja at Agragami Sangha 1

Kali Puja Pandel at Agragami Sangha

Most famous kali puja in Madhyamgram is Agragami kalipuja utsav just located 500 meter from our house. On kali puja night, we have covered 5 big pujas in madhyamgram. Here I added some photos of Maa kali idols from various pandels.

Young center Puja Pandel

Young center Puja Pandel

kali puja celebration in IIT  kharagpur

My additional bonus puja experience was enjoying kali puja celebration in IIT  kharagpur. You might have thought iit kharagpur is a place only for study. but iit kharagpur is a famous  place many cultural festivals like Ganapati puja , Durga puja , kali puja.

This year I made small trip to iit kharagpur campus to visit 3 pandels.

Kali puja near iit main gate: Nicely decorated pandel and lighting created a festive mood in Diwali evening. It has been organised by iit kharagpur security committee.

IIT kharagpur main gate Puja

IIT kharagpur main gate Puja

Second campus kali puja was near Tikka. And third puja was close to iit prem bazar gate. All these three pujas are unique in their style , theme and presentation.

IIT kharagpur Prem bazar gate Puja

Kali puja near IIT kharagpur Prem bazar gate

IIT KGP kali Puja near Tikka

IIT KGP kali Puja near Tikka

So if you plan your next trip to iit kgp during diwali festivals, please enjoy kali puja pandel hopping experience in the iit campus itself.

Kali Puja experience in 2017 

This year’s Kali puja (19Th October, 2017) was happened 15 days earlier than last year Puja.  But, this year rain is refusing to retreat. There was a heavy rain forecast during Kali Puja. We planned to go for Kali Puja Pandel hopping on 19Th October, 2017 in Barasat and Madhyam area. Since, roads are closed to restrict vehicle movement in Barasat, we hired a TOTO (small battery operated van) to cover maximum possible puja pandel in barasat. When we reached Barasat, roads are closed since 4 p.m. We managed to see some Kali puja near Chapadalli more towards Taki road.

kali Puja 2017 Madhyamgram

Kali Puja Madhyamgram -near Doltala

Kali Puja Mandop near Chapadali Barasat 2017.jpg

Kali Puja Mandop near Chapadali Barasat 2017

Kali Puja 2017 near Udai rajpur Barasat

Kali Puja 2017 near Udai rajpur Barasat

Kali Puja Pandel 2017 -near Madhyamgram Chowmatha

Kali Puja Pandel 2017 -near Madhyamgram Chowmatha

Kali maa Idol 2017 -near Madhyamgram Chowmatha

Kali Maa Idol 2017 -near Madhyamgram Chowmatha

Maa kali idol near Madhyamgram hut 2017

Maa kali idol near Madhyamgram hut 2017

Maa Kali idol made of grass Young Center puja kali puja Madhyamgram 2017

Maa Kali idol made of grass at Young Centre puja kali puja Madhyamgram 2017

It was 10 P.m. night. Drizzling outside, roads looked deserted, still police blocked the roads leading towards many Puja pandels. Around 11 A.M we came back to Madhyamgram area. We visited 4 big pujas in Madhyamgram. When we returned home, it was 11:45 P.M. I have shared some snaps of Kali idols and pandels.

 

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2 responses to “Kali Puja :Enjoy ” Jai Maa Kali ” experience outside Kolkata

  1. Kolkata is famous for beautiful places and best cuisines.I would like to visit with tour guide

  2. nice article. May kali maa bless us all 🙂

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