Durga Puja is a celebration of the Mother Goddess, and her victory over the evil demon Mahishasur. The festival celebrates the powerful female force in the Universe.
Putting together a few looks for the upcoming Durga Puja festivals. This Jamdani weave Tangail Silk saree was a gift and came with no blouse. A turtle neck black crop top from my wardrobe came to my rescue. #Indianfestival #indianfashion #fashionblog #festivalwear #saree #stylist #creative #improvise #indianfashionblogger #londonblogger #bangladesh #sareefashion #instagood #instadaily #instafashion #bangladeshisaree #sareesutra #outfitoftheday
Durga Puja is celebrated in West Bengal, particularly in the city of Kolkata. It’s the biggest and most important occasion of the city, and I’m elated to be here, this year! Bengali Hindu communities in other locations across India and abroad celebrate Durga Puja as well.
Even though Durga Puja is a merry feast and social event with many secular elements, it is inherently a religious festival to honor the goddess Durga. During the five-day event people pay tribute to the goddess, people make offerings to her in ceremonies, through prayers, and sometimes through music. Each of the five days of the festival has different ceremonies and rituals held at each pandal before large crowds of worshippers. This popular culture “pandal -hopping” is a well-established tradition. Families decked up in their best clothes as they visit pandals all over the city to offer their prayers before the idols. It is a time for family members to come together and to invite friends and relatives into their homes to enjoy special festival delicacies. It is also a time when people shop till they drop for new clothes, jewelry, and household items as well as gifts. Talking about shopping and dressing up, which is exactly the main objective of this post- to inspire and influence your Durga puja looks.
Although the festival lasts for 5 days, however, Bengalis take the 7th, 8th and 9th day of Navratri as the most important days of Durga puja, therefore, the dressing up game is quite strong during these three days. Over the next three days, I am going to share 3 different looks (keeping the essence of the festival in mind) that I have conceptualised and styled with outfits and accessories from my own wardrobe for all of you to take some inspiration and style yourself in your own unique ways. Here goes the first one-
I am going to attend Shaptami Puja wearing this Jamdani Print Tangali half-silk saree from Bangladesh which was a gift by someone dear to me- a friend whom I regard as my sister. The saree came with no blouse piece, so this black halter neck crop top from my wardrobe came to my rescue and played the perfect blouse to it.
Wearing my hair in a high messy bun, I finished out the look with smokey eye, nude lips and grey-gold toned pearl jewellery.
Happy Durga Puja!!!
What Was I Wearing?
Saree from Bangladesh (It was a gift, so don’t know which store/ brand it is from)
Pearl Necklace from Bangladesh (It was a gift, don’t know where it is from! Find similar ones here)
ChiChi London Clutch from Asos
Asos Crop top and Shoes
Hair, Makeup and Styling by yours truly