Poila Boishakh

Poila Boishakh celebrated across City of Joy

The authorities of both the temples had decided to open the gates to devotees from 5am so that they could offer the puja early. Businessmen bought new accounts books and offered puja to Goddess Kali which is considered to be auspicious.

Poila Boishakh: Then and now

The silver lining is that, while the frills have changed, the traditional warmth provides an all-too-brief respite from tensions flowing from districts to the city of Kolkata