Durga puja is a festival that celebrates the victory of goodness over evil. It is the biggest and most important festival of Bengali people, worshipping Goddess Durga.
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Vinayaka Chavithi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival takes place in late August or early September according to the lunar cycle.
It is almost that time of the year. The streets will be filled up with shiny and glittering lights, houses will be thoroughly cleaned and decked up, Kolkata, herself and many parts throughout the country will be beautifully decorated.
Bong women are known for their big eyes and Antpoure traditions. The timeless artistry and sophistication of Bengali culture pave their ways through fashion and lifestyle. There are tales from the glorious ancient hours written across the folds and borders of Bengali traditional sarees.
Banarasi saree and bong brides are synonymous to each other. Be it the grand wedding evening, or the breezy morning of the Haldi ceremony, or the glitz and glam of the reception, a Bengali bride can hardly imagine her wedding without this mandatory outfit.
A saree defines the eternal beauty of Indian women for sure. But often, wearing a heavy saree becomes way too stressful for long day events. Linen is a fabric that comes to the rescue when it arrives at having an easy-breezy ride in a saree attire. It is silky soft and yet quite elegant looking.