Kali Puja Celebration in Kolkata 2013
Amid bursting crackers, Fireworks and dazzling lights, chains adorn the city of joy; Kolkata’s along with the rest of West Bengal is set to celebrate the Kali Puja on the Saturday and Sunday of Diwali.
Kali Puja celebration in Kolkata is considered the second most important Festival after Durga Puja.
Dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated every year on the day of the Hindu month Ashwin in Bengal.
Interestingly, on the occasion of Diwali, all India worships goddesses Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, while the Bengalis, Oriyas and Assamese adore Kali goddess.
In Kolkata, Kali Puja, a Festival of lights celebrated with great pleasure and joy.
Like Durga Puja Kali Puja is also celebrated in Bengali Homes and pandals nearby.
Many rituals associated with the worship of the goddess Kali, who worshiped the night with Tantric rituals and mantras.
Is a red Hibiscus flower, animal blood skull, sweets, rice, lentils, fish and meat.
Determined that the fan must meditate all night until dawn.
The House may also send the ceremonies in the tradition (Hindu style Tantra) Brahmin ritual in form as Adya Shakti Kali.
Animals ritually sacrificed Kali Puja day while offering to the goddess, although the practice is now less in vogue. Animal rights groups protested too much this ritual sacrifice.
Celebration of Kali Puja in Kolkata is also taking place in the garden of a cremation, where she is staying.
Kalighat Kali Temple and other famous places Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Maa Karunamoyee Kali Puja near Tollygung in the city and on this day the priests worship of goddess Kali differently in the two temples.
In the Kalighat Kali Temple was worshipped as Lakshmi on the day of Kali Puja, reflecting the essence of Vaishnava Haldars on Kali worship.
Thousands of devotees flock to the temple on this day.
On the other hand the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, where the famous Kali devotee Sri Sri Ramakrisna, was a priest, the celebrations have changed little since his time.
Area in South Kolkata Chetla hosts many popular pujas.
Revelers go scene-hopping, even Kali Puja with decoration theme based on this festival.
In households where people light diyas and the decorating the House with chains of lights to commemorate the occasion.
Many Bengali at home is also a Laxmi POOJA on this day.
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