Happy Poila Baisakh 2024: Devotees throng temples to seek blessings on Bengali New Year

Poila Baisakh marks the beginning of the new year according to the Bengali calendar and is celebrated on the first

Published on Apr 14, 2024 02:14 PM IST 9 Photos

Bengali New Year, also known as Poila Baisakh or Noboborsho, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Bangladesh, and among the Bengali community worldwide. 


A priest worships thaders' ledger book on the occasion of Bengali New Year, 'Poila Baishakh', at the historic Kalighat Kali temple, in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)

On this day, people visit temples to seek blessings, perform special puja of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi for a prosperous business year, and open a new accounts book called 'Haal Khata'. (PTI)


People take part in a procession to celebrate Bengali New Year, 'Poila Baishakh', in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)

Devotees stand in a queue to offer prayers at Dakshineswar Kali Temple on Bengali New Year, in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)