Kolkata is all geared up for Durga Puja 2018. This year it seems that people are way too excited. Mahalaya was on the 8th of October 2018, and people already started pandal hopping. SreeBhumi was inaugurated on the 6th October 2018, and people already pandal hopping since the day of inauguration. Padmavat is their theme.
This year the theme they have selected is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s newly released movie Padmavat. Padmavat is a story of Queen Padmavati who fought against the then ruling Nawab, Alauddin Khilji. Her fight was much of with her intelligence. It is the tradition of Rajput Queens that when some ruler has attacked their country and they know that will not be able to win, they do “Johor” which means they will burn themselves in the fire.
Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the pandal and said, ” Religion is personal but festivals are for all. Today, people from all over the world have come to Bengal to witness this festival. This area has become so beautiful. Credit goes to you.
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