Kolkata also we have a very famous Duo whose name is so popular that in North Kolkata there is a market in their name. They are Chhatubabu and Latubabu... the sons of Sir Ramdulal De (Deb Sarkar also known as Ship Sarkar), the pioneer in Indo-US trade and the first modern Bengali millionaire.
The puja here is popularly known as Chhatu Babu Latu Babu'r Pujo meaning Chhatu Babu and Latu Babu's Puja. The only time general public gets to enter and see this heritage venue is during Durga and Kali Pujas. People can also participate in the religious rites... especially the Pushpanjali that happens on all the days during pujas.
Similar to their father, Chhatu Babu and Latu Babu also has may stories to their credit. As long as the tales go back it is said that once there was an Englishman who opened a new Shop of Chandeliers in north Calcutta (the old name of Kolkata during British Raj). Latu Babu, being an admirer of beautiful things, went to the shop to see the products. The Englishman didn't know who Latubabu is... So when Latubabu inquired about the price of a Chandelier, the Englishman misbehaved with him saying that it is not in his reach e.g he doesn't have the riches to buy it. This didn't go well with Latubabu, who in turn bought all the lights and chandeliers from the shop and asked the owner to spread all of those chandeliers on the road in front of the shop... and then he crushed all the chandeliers with his Ghodaa Gaadi (Horse drawn carriage). #yourshotindia #theuncommonbox #creativeimagemagazine #peoplescreatives #asiaphotography2018 #indiabeats #yourshotphotographer #india_undiscovered #raw_india #ig_gramming_india #indiaclicks #instacanvasind #ig_calcutta #ashlopujo #myashlopujomoments #streetsofcalcutta #creativeimagemagazine #thekolkatavibes #kolkatabuzz_shoutout #kolkatasutra #kolkata_lanes #kolkata_calcutta_city #kolkata_diaries #mypixeldiary #calcalling #calcuttacacophony #calcutta_minimalism
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