Kolkata Durga Puja tour 2015 - blue white ethereal theme

Inside the unforgettable blue white glow

This was the first time we had to stand in a queue. It was evening by now. This is the time to come out and enjoy. Streets start getting filled up. Queues for Devi darshan start getting longer by the minute.

Our queue moved fast. In a short half an hour we could enter the path to the idol. As we moved ahead, I noticed the white swans.

 

Rows of blue tinged white swans, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

I lost myself for sometime in the spectacle. floating at the base of a tall column a majestic swan looked at me serenely.

 

Swan and the tall flaring feathered funnel, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Detaching myself from the attraction of the beauty I moved ahead. People looked small among the majestic blue whites.

 

Blue light glowing from within, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Wall area was sparse, nevertheless the art on the walls matched the surroundings.

 

Delicately colored matching wall art, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

I looked through the tapestry. Blue tinged white light on the webs of art leaves, feathers, delicate white strands and beads created mysterious curtains around the glow within.

 

Glowing tapestry, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

At last Devi Durga. I stood silent, my heart full. Such beauty!

 

Devi Durga, heavenly, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

A member of the event guided me to the feathered lake. Light pink lotus floated.

 

Feathered lake, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

The huge feathered plume aspired to touch the leaves of a chhatim tree in the center of the arena.

 

Giant white cone under chhatim tree, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Before leaving I couldn't but have a last look at the heavely creation of Devi Durga.

 

Devi exuding empathy, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

Home now, nothing after this, I declared. My friends concurred readily.

Our own Ma Durga waited for us just outside our home.

 

Our own Ma Durga, Kolkata Durga Puja 2015

 

She is our own, incomparable.