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Kolkata welcomes Maa Durga with India’s longest floor art and the pics are stunning

On the dawn of Mahalaya, the city of joy celebrated Mother Durga’s homecoming on Tuesday with India’s longest ever street ‘alpana’

india Updated: Sep 20, 2017 11:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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1 km ‘alpana’ on Lake Road in Kolkata. (All India Radio/Twitter)

Every Puja season, Kolkata outdoes itself in rolling out the welcome carpet for Goddess Durga.

On the dawn of Mahalaya, the city of joy celebrated Mother Durga’s homecoming on Tuesday with a gorgeous street ‘alpana’ (Bengali form of floor art), which is being touted as India’s longest such creation.

Mahalaya marks the first day of Dussehra and is celebrated by Bengalis across the world with much fanfare.

More than 400 people came together to create the ‘alpana’ on a 1 Km stretch of Lake Road as part of a corporate initiative.

Several celebrities, including actor Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, participated in the celebrations.

Pictures of the ‘alpana’ have made its way to the social media and people are loving it.

Here are some pics.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 19:26 IST