On behalf of Bengalis in Hyderabad, I welcome you all to capture the Durga Puja Celebrations in Hyderabad across the various locations.
Durga puja also referred to as Durgotsava or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar and the fortnight corresponding to the festival is called Devi Paksha. Devi Paksha is preceded by Mahalaya, the last day of the previous fortnight Pitri Paksha, ‘Fortnight of the Forefathers’), and is ended on Kojagori Lokkhi Puja, ‘Worship of Goddess Lakshmi on Kojagori Full Moon Night’).
Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil.
Though not as grand as Kolkata, the festival is still celebrated in Hyderabad with much fanfare.
This is a photographers delight as you get an opportunity to capture various moments, portraits and also the grand celebrations. People are all decked to showcase their best apparels.
Come take this opportunity and share your photographs to the world.
Details on various Durga Puja celebrations in Hyderabad is available here: http://goo.gl/XsN2n