Durga Puja, the Hindu festival honoring the Goddess Durga in Calcutta, India, is a kaleidoscopic series of events spread over many days that tends to overwhelm ones senses with its sights and sounds. See my earlier post for a more detailed description. Thousands of idols of Durga and her entourage are created, worshiped, and ultimately immersed in the Ganges River. Millions of people celebrate what has been compared to Mardi Gas in New Orleans or Carnival in Rio.
For a week in early October I made audio recordings of the ambient sounds while photographing the festival. I then created a soundtrack from the individual sound files. Using that soundtrack and selected images of the festival I created this video.