“ The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” - Mahatma Gandhi

About Kolkata Festival Sharad Shamman

Durga Puja is a term which is well known to Bengalis. As autumn comes in the smell of festivity in the air and as well as in our hearts, we worship the Mother Goddess, to defeat all evil powers. It is the Festival of Festivals, a celebration of history, art, culture, music, food, community cooperation and happiness that generation, gender and race. Durga Puja Celebrated with a splendour and great warmth seen in very few places across the world.

Kolkata Festival has been organising Durga Pujo Sharad Shamman from the last year. It is a competition to adjudge the best of the Pujas in Kolkata. Screened from hundreds of entries and through a three tier judging system, the final judging culminates on the night of Maha Saptami to select the ten best Pujas in Kolkata.

Pujas started becoming more and more culture-conscious with Rabindrasangeet and Vedic mantras as well as entertainment through Bollywood music, and traditional idols made a comeback. More importantly, it is ensured that musical forms, traditional arts and crafts, and community celebrations have made the festival a religious fervour, all remained intact in the face of commercialism over the years.

Our objective is not only to share this grand festival around the world but also to hold the delicate history of the past. With an eagerness to give back to the community, we are now involved in making internationalize this blend of history and festivity of Sharod Utsab.

Our vision of Kolkata Festival is to merge the heritage, the culture, the bequest of each Puja with a different form of festivity and celebrations.