Kolkata: The city of joy, Kolkata, is probably the best place to be if you want to experience Durga Puja in all its glory. The festival will start on September 26, 2017 and end on September 30, coinciding with Navratri and Dussehra or Vijayadashami. Many travel back to their city from all over the country, even the world, to experience Durga Puja in Kolkata.
The streets of Kolkata will be flooded with Bengalis making their way from one Pandal to another. Each year, the puja organisers try to floor visitors with innovation when it comes to the kind of puja pandals constructed each year. There are unique themes and art that not only aim to be distinctive but also deliver a meaningful message, pandal-hopping is not only a matter of fun but also a way to realise the kind of ideologies that are dominating current society.
This year Pathuriaghata Pancher Pally comes with unique theme. They introduce foreign currency theme in this year. The puja organizers just tried to convey the message of Indo-Nepal unity through this theme. A section of Mandap has been arranged by the forty thousand Nepalese coins.
But the theme of the pujo is not Nepal. Their actual theme is religious harmony. The pandal also made by every religious god-goddess picture. Now the question arises that, Is Puja committee breaks the rule regarding the use of foreign currency? At first Artist Rakhi Mukherjee and Sandip Mukherjee feel embarrassed about this question. They said that these are the normal Nepalese currency.
Foreign Currency law said that certain amount of foreign currency can be taken from one country to another country. In RBI’s rules, one can keep 25 thousands of Nepal, Bhutan currency. A total of 40 thousand Nepalese coins have been brought for Pandal making. But the authorities said they did not know about this rule and regulation.
Reported By- Souptik Banerjee
Edited By- Piku Mukherjee (Argha)