Ahead Of Durga Puja, Longest Street 'Alpana' Brightens Kolkata Street

The 'alpana' on Lake Road, created for Durga Puja 2017, looks absolutely stunning

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Ahead Of Durga Puja, Longest Street 'Alpana' Brightens Kolkata Street

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Durga Puja 2017: A road in Kolkata is now home to a stunning alpana or rangoli

In Bengal, Durga Puja festivities have begun already - and how! Shubho Mahalaya is being celebrated today to usher in Pujo, as it is called. The countdown to Mahasaptami begins from Mahalaya, and in keeping with the festive spirit, social media is full of people sharing messages on Mahalaya. To celebrate the upcoming Durga Pujo, about 400 people in Kolkata came together to create a huge 'alpana' or 'rangoli'. Stunning pictures of the longest 'alpana' - it covers an entire street - have since taken over social media.

The 'alpana' was unveiled by Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee as part of a corporate initiative.

"This was unveiled by Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee amidst the foot-tapping beats of Dhak and mystical sounds of the shank on this auspicious day of Mahalaya," says a Facebook post.
 
 
 


The 'alpana' was created on the 1.4 km stretch of the Lake Road. Pictures of the gorgeous rangoli, created specially for Durga Puja, are now all over the Internet, and it has everyone swooning over it
 
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Parliamentarian Derek O'Brein also tweeted a video of the 'alpana'. "Kolkata getting into the Pujo mood already. Lake Road. See what college students did. Wow" he wrote.
 
Durga Puja festival marks the battle of goddess Durga with the demon Mahishasura and her victory. The festival epitomises the victory of good over evil, and is celebrated with merrymaking and joyous festivities.

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