Capture Durga Puja Celebrations in Hyderabad

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 MahalayaShashthiMaha SaptamiMaha AshtamiMaha 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 PakshaDevi 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

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  • Rahul B.

    Had a great time capturing lots of subjects.. :)

    October 25, 2012

  • Soumyadeep N.

    Goin today to Ramakrishna math... Wish i know how to contact anybody from this group...

    October 23, 2012

  • Randeep K.

    Anyone going to Ramakrishna Math today? .. would like to join.

    October 22, 2012

    • Jaishanker

      HI, I'm ready to attend.. since i'm new to this city, can u assist me on the venue locality?

      October 22, 2012

    • Soumyadeep N.

      Jaishanker, Ramakrishna Math is near lower tank bund near Indira park. If you are coming by public transport, ask for Ramakrishna Math near Indira Park..

      October 23, 2012

  • Madhavi

    had a good time today ta the pandal ... but was searchin for some of our guys didnt see any ...

    1 · October 22, 2012

  • Karthik

    dude. it starts at 7.. i couldnt make it

    October 22, 2012

    • Madhavi

      goes on till 11 ....

      1 · October 22, 2012

  • Karthik

    its near lower tank bund, opp to indira park

    October 22, 2012

    • Jaishanker

      Thank u Karthik, at wat time the event starts?

      October 22, 2012

  • Jaishanker

    Hey Guys!!! Any plans for today's venue? can anyone assist or join me on some place for photography?

    October 22, 2012

  • Dilip

    Guys what time does the event at HBS domalguda start today(sunday)?Anyone from TCPC coming?

    October 21, 2012

    • Sunil K.

      been at Bangiya Sankritik Sangha along with BJ ....had lot of fun....shot some good ones too....!!

      October 22, 2012

    • Rahul B.

      Dilip, you will be able to upload the snaps after Dussera.

      October 22, 2012

  • Sunil K.

    been at Bangiya Sankritik Sangha along with BJ ....had lot of fun....shot some good ones ....learnt some good tips...!!

    October 22, 2012

  • Sunil K.

    was there at Pigle Venkat Ramreddy hall with Rohith and Jithender.....met Rahul....had fun...!!

    Stayed till 10:30 PM, took few pics and had good bengali food.I expected to meet quite a few and introduce my self but couldnt find any.
    I suggest we all should descide a common spot or contact a common person once reaching these kind of venues.

    overall, my first meetup was not quite a meetup but was fine. looking forward for some better knowledge sharing meetups ahead.

    Rahul, thanks for arranging this.

    2 · October 21, 2012

    • Rahul B.

      Sunil, glad that you enjoyed... This is was not a meetup too... I invited everyone of you because we wanted you all to experience this.. :)

      1 · October 21, 2012

    • Sunil K.

      oh got you.....thnx Rahul.

      October 21, 2012

  • Sunil K.

    @rohith @kishore...sorry guys I cant come along with you today....gotto meet friend at Vidhyanagar.....so will be leaving early so that I can make the most of both the things.....Planning to reach the venue by seven...will call you guys once I reach there....hope you will be there by then...wishing a great time for all....rock it...!!

    October 20, 2012

  • BJ

    Bangiya Sankritik Sangha - 21st October (Evening) - Secunderabad
    i planed to go above venue 21st. any one join with me. feel free to[masked]

    October 20, 2012

  • Rohith B.

    hey guys, how was yesterdays event??? i am going today...

    October 20, 2012

  • Rahul B.

    The real action starts today...

    October 20, 2012

  • Karthik

    so guys how did the shoot go...

    October 19, 2012

  • Karthik

    no prob..

    October 19, 2012

  • Sirisha.B

    pallavi i think we can meet at s.r.nagar and join the rest of the group .. wat say?..can we start at 5.30 in the evening?..I planning to go to secunderabad..let me know ur place of interest and time

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sirisha I will not b able to join u guys tomorrow. SO sorry have so personal work to finish.

      October 19, 2012

    • Sirisha.B

      Hey i was about to msg u ..even i wont be able to attend ..we'll see if possible on weekdays...

      October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here alredy at the venue...I realy dnt understad wat r we suposd to click here...nothngs setup... Can see any of the rsvp'd ppl...any numbers to call..???

    October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Call me @[masked] if any 1s here..

      October 19, 2012

  • Madhavi

    guys im going today ... who is comin ... im comin on my bike directly ....

    October 19, 2012

    • Madhavi

      lower tank bund .. opposite to indira park ... thr is a route map ...tat is easy to follow ...

      October 19, 2012

    • Dilip

      Thanks. got it

      October 19, 2012

  • Somabrata P.

    anyone from Madhapur side on Saturday? will like to go together[masked]

    October 18, 2012

    • Sunil K.

      hey Somabrata ..... check the thread for latest comments Kishore is planning to come from Hitech....there is room in his car for 1, at least....!!

      October 19, 2012

    • Somabrata P.

      got it, I will contact Kishore

      October 19, 2012

  • Sai Kishore N.

    Good idea in going in group... Pls let me know which days ... M cmg from hitec... N my first meet wid dis group... Add my num to the list 9000007890..

    October 13, 2012

    • Sai Kishore N.

      Sunil and Rohith .. u can text me .. v can coordinate from ther..

      October 19, 2012

    • Sunil K.

      sounds good....wht do you say Rohith??

      October 19, 2012

  • Karthik

    s.r.nagar is fine with me... wat say guys do we final s.r.nagar

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure Pramod. Lets do the same

      October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Guys, Will not b able to make it on Sat & Sun. Got som urgent personal work to complete. Am so sorry. I can make it on a weekday thou

      October 19, 2012

  • Sunil K.

    @madhavi- are you coming from JNTU or Secunderabad....I read you mentione JNTU.
    @Rohith and @Kishore - Are we still in with the plan to start from JNTU?

    October 17, 2012

    • Madhavi

      im comin frm secbad ...

      October 18, 2012

    • Madhavi

      but no problem ill be thr at jntu ... have to tell me ...

      October 18, 2012

  • Rahul B.

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for your interest to capture the magnificent Durga Puja celebrations starting 19th October, Friday.

    Since this may be a first time experience to many of you in Hyderabad, I thought to share few suggestion which might help to get the most out the all the places.

    Here is a suggested iterinary:

    Krishti Goshti - 19th October (Evening) - Kanchanbagh
    Hyderabad Bengalee Samiti - 20th October (Evening) - Domalguda
    Bangiya Sankritik Sangha - 21st October (Evening) - Secunderabad
    Cyberabad Bengali Association - 22nd October (Morning) - Miyapur
    Bangiya Sankritik Sangha - 22nd October (Evening) - Secunderabad
    Bengalee Cultural Association - 23rd October (Evening) - Masab Tank
    Hyderabad Bengalee Samiti - 24th October (Afternoon) - Domalguda
    If you need further help, please feel free to contact me on 9000597653.

    Have a Happy Dussera ahead.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Rahul Basu

    October 18, 2012

  • Karthik

    ok.... we are starting from s.r.nagar & there is room for 1 more person in my car, any1 wishes to join call me @[masked]

    October 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are 4 of us coming from S.R Nagar. We would be at Ram Krishna Matt by around 6.45 pm.If anyone wishes to join us ,can call me @[masked] . We all can get together n click. We shall wait for others(if any1 is joining) till 7 pm and then get in.

    October 17, 2012

  • Karthik

    @ pallavi... we r planning to meetup for saturday itself rite?

    October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Karthik, the plan is still on for Saturday.

      October 17, 2012

  • Rohith B.

    ya sure.. we can go in groups.. i will be coming from JNTU....

    October 11, 2012

    • Rohith B.

      hahahha... That's a nice.. one Dilip... when are u going..? fri/sat/sun?

      October 12, 2012

    • Dilip

      Iam going frday and saturday. I live in abids.so not too far.But i can only come at around 8:15pm.whats the spot exactly again?ramkrishna matt?

      October 17, 2012

  • BJ

    any group formation in secunderabad., i will join to them

    October 17, 2012

  • Madhavi

    i hope we r planning to go on saturday ... tat is the 20th rite ...

    October 17, 2012

  • Madhavi

    ill be comin on a bike so tat is not a problem ... can i cm to indira park n we move from thr ... wat time shud i be thr ...

    October 17, 2012

  • santosh k.

    @madhavi if u r coming by bus u have to catch 113Y bus it will come from indira park ......!

    October 17, 2012

  • Karthik

    @ madhavi... ramakrishna math marg is nothing but indira park road near lower tank bund...

    2 · October 16, 2012

  • Madhavi

    guys help me out wid the directions ... dnt knw where this is ...

    October 16, 2012

  • Suresh K.

    Guys....those who are coming on 19th please assemble at one point so that we all can meet outside and then enter the venue. @Rahul - will you be there on 19th?

    October 16, 2012

    • Rahul B.

      19th I will be there at Kanchanbagh. There is an musical evening planned there. I will be capturing it.

      October 16, 2012

  • Madhavi

    hey guys ru goin on 19th ... where ru plannin on meet... just let me knw ... im comin from secunderabad ...

    October 16, 2012

  • santosh k.

    hi every one im coming from jntu .....so could any one join me.......!

    October 15, 2012

  • Karthik

    hmm.. tat means we still got room for 1.... anyone's wellcome

    October 15, 2012

  • Karthik

    allrite... with srikanth we r 4 & full :-) ... anyone else wanna join with another car..

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Karthik, if there are others from arnd SR Nagar, they can join u. I can drive my bike along and would prefer to bike.

      October 15, 2012

  • Sunil K.

    yay sounds exiting.....@Madhavi,@Rohith and @kishore....let's see what Rahul says and shall plan accordingly....!!

    October 15, 2012

  • Karthik

    yup..

    October 15, 2012

  • Karthik

    @ pallavi.. gud idea.. & i have my car.. so 1 person can join us.. anyone guys

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      lets wait n watch. som1 mite join.

      October 15, 2012

  • Rohith B.

    @rahul... u can decide the best time to visit, we all will decide the travel time accordingly....

    October 15, 2012

  • Rajani

    Hi Rahul, Why don't you decide the time of the photo shoot on saturday at the venue since many seem to want to join that day. Saturday, if I am correct is Shashthi - which is the starting day of the durga puja. You would be a better person to judge the crowd to be present and the time best suited to take the pics. Take this meetup forward rahul......

    October 15, 2012

  • Karthik

    yes.. i like the idea of goin together.. but how do we decide a place

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Y dont we all fix a time and meeting place for Saturday's event. Seems many are planning to attend on Saturday

    October 15, 2012

  • Sirisha.B

    Hi guys even i am planning to go on saturday....wud like to join the group..let me know the time to start and the place where we can meet.. i come from s.R.Nagar

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am planning to go too on Saturday.

      October 15, 2012

  • Karthik

    guys i have a 4wheeler.. join me in

    October 15, 2012

  • Madhavi

    @ Sunil ... hey if ur going from jntu ... can u tell me at wat time ru meetin thr ... i would like to join ...

    October 15, 2012

    • Sunil K.

      Madhavi....sure you can join....but we havent yet finalised the timings. May at around 5:30 PM, so that we can reach the venue by 7 PM at least. I dont have a four wheeler, I come by a bike......!!

      October 15, 2012

    • Sunil K.

      @Rohith and @ Kishore- How shall we plan? Do you have a four wheeler? However, I think two wheelers should also work.....what say??

      October 15, 2012

  • ramprasad

    When are you guys planning to go? If it is on Saturday, I will join you guys. Please let me know.

    October 15, 2012

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