About the event
“Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi”
“Victory to Thee, the Goddess who permeates in all beings, the devourer of darkness; salutations to Thee”
From childhood we have grown up hearing the Stotra path at the onset of Mahalaya, the auspicious day marking the end of Pitripaksha and beginning of Devipaksha. Devipaksha is a time to worship the Devi, Ma Durga in her nine forms. Durga Puja is an integral part of Bengali culture, at home and beyond, binding the hearts of Bengalis far and wide.
In Netherlands, Durga Puja celebration was first started by Kallol, when a few like-minded individuals got together and decided that we must have our very own Durga Puja in this country, which is our home away from home. Planning and execution took a lot of time, energy, commitment, immense hard work and eventually “Ma” came to Netherlands for the first time in 2010. Since then, there is no looking back. Every year Kallol has been celebrating Durga Puja with a lot of enthusiasm, dedication, fun and laughter, accompanied by mouth-watering food and cultural events every evening during the Puja days.
This year Kallol is celebrating Durga Puja from Sashti, Saturday, October 01 till Dashami, Wednesday, October 05. It will be 5 days of celebrations with daily Puja, Prasad, Bhog, Lunch, Dinner and Cultural Events throughout the days. Please visit our Donation Page to see how you can contribute, in your own way, to our beloved Pujo. We sincerely thank our well-wishers who have been with us through the years on this journey.
We will also be launching our Annual Sharodiya Magazine, so in case you are interested, please send in your articles, pictures, drawings, so we can include them. Here is the link to the Magazine Page where you will find all the details.
Durga Puja is about community service and volunteering, as a form of worship. In case you are interested to volunteer, please refer to our Feedback Section and send in your details. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Our Durga Puja Ticketing Window will open on Friday, August 05, 2022. Please block your Calendar right now, as we will release more details about the food and cultural programs in the next coming days.
The ethos of Kallol Durga Puja lies in its warm hospitality where every newcomer is welcomed with open arms and old friendships renewed. To quote the words of one of our family members…” Kallol is like a warm woolly cultural blanket, a home away from home”.