1. A picture thread of heritage family pujas of North Kolkata families. They are famous for their heritage & maintaining puja tradition. All photos have been collected from internet.

Deep daan ritual at Shil family puja, North Kolkata.
2. Among West Bengali families no puja is complete without ধুনো পোড়ানো /Dhuno Porano ritual. Married women perform it for the well being of their children.
3. Sovabazar Rajbari on a puja evening.
4. Maa Durga at Nilmani Dey thakur bari. This Vaishnava family is famous for their Rathyatra. Durga vigraha is nitya pujita here.
5. On the evening of Mahastami.
6. Mahastami Homa going on at Hatkhola, Dutta bari.
7. From the courtyard of Lahabari, Thanthania, north Kolkata.
8. Mitra family of Darjeepara. Considered one of top three aristocratic family pujas of Kolkata.
9. Durga puja going on at Chatu babu-latu babu family, at heart of North Kolkata.
10. Maniktala Saha bari puja. End of this thread. I'll make another picture thread on aristocratic families of district later. Hooghly has 50 times more such pujas than North Kolkata.

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