Kolkata: On Tuesday, people of West Bengal geared up to celebrate Kali Puja or Shyama Puja, a Hindu festival predominantly celebrated by the Bengali community, just as the rest of India busied themselves with Diwali, the festival of light and crackers. The temple like Dakshineshwar, Adyapith, Kalighat are the main destination of the Kali pujo of west bengal’s people.
With The streets filled with bright decorative lights, both kali Pujo and Diwali is nothing short of stunning visuals. Being a nocturnal event, it calls for special preparation. Goddess Kali is the destroyer of evil, she is the female form of Lord Shiva, the more expressive form of Goddess Shakti. Kali, as the very name suggests, means black or dark. She embodies the extreme of everything and is closely associated with time.
In West Bengal’s post-Durga Pujo festivity calendar, Kali pujo again feels the people of festivity. The Central government doesn’t recognize a holiday on November 10 on account of Kali Pujo. The next day, however, is a compulsory national holiday for Diwali.
The government of West Bengal recognises November 10 as an optional holiday for Hindus on account of Kali Pujo. There’s no Diwali. There’s no Diwali in the West Bengal government’s official holiday. West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today tweets and told happy Diwali and kali pujo to all.
Metro railway will enhance security at stations on Tuesday to prevent any untoward incident during Kali Puja. On Tuesday, the metro will run a holiday service. Instead of 274 services, there will be 136. However, officials feel that there will be a rush at some stations and have made necessary arrangements.
Kali Pujo is primarily a religious festival, around which other rituals like Bhoot Chaturdashi are woven. All of these entail generationally handed down customs of eating, behaving and being. The people enjoys with firecrackers. The all shop of crackers are fully engaged with people. All man decorates their house with various lights. They also decorate their house with candles and lamps.