Over the years, both the icons and the pandals have gotten more and more elaborate, and each year fierce competitions are held among neighborhoods for the best pandals and puja themes (past themes have run the gamut from the ancient Egyptians to Harry Potter).
Today, the larger community pujas in Kolkata even have corporate sponsorship, adding a commercial aspect to this highly spiritual celebration.
Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019 is also known as a name of Gurpurab, Guru Nanak Birthday and Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav.
This festival is the most sacred festival of Sikhism, Now Guru Nanak Jayanti will be celebrated on 4th November, 2019.
Navratri means "nine nights" in Sanskrit, and on each day of the festival, nine different forms of or Mother Durga are worshipped.
In West Bengal, this festival occurs primarily on days six through ten of Navratri.
On the tenth day, Durga's victory over evil is celebrated as Vijayadashami in Bengal and Dussehra in Hindi (in North India, Dussehra also commemorates Rama's vistory over the demon Ravana as described in the Our innovative trip focuses on the last six days of Navratri in West Bengal, which is known as Durga Puja or Durgotsava and is the largest festival of the year for Bengali Hindus.
In the months leading up to Durga Puja, highly decorated, life-sized idols of Durga that depict her slaying Mahishasura are created by potters out of clay.
The Sikhs celebrate the birth of all their 10 Guru’s; the celebrations are similar, but the hymns uttered on each of the occasions are completely different.
The morning of Guru Nanak Jayanti starts with Prabhat Feris in the Gurudwara followed by processions in localities singing hymns.