Festivals & Culture

Guptiparans celebrate several events: Ratha Yatra, Jagadhatri Puja, Durga Puja, Dol Yatra, Jhapan, Kali Puja and many local festivals, including Guptipara Rathayatra.

Ratha Yatra

Ratha Yatra is the main attraction. At approximately 2 km, the Guptipara Ratha covers the second largest distance in India. It starts from the temple complex in Lord Brindaban Chandra Temple and stretches to Gopal Temple at Burrabazar, Guptipara. Approximately one million people gather there to celebrate the Ratha Yatra.


Jagaddhatri Puja

Barowari committees and houses organize Jagadhatri Puja. The main attraction is a firecracker competition and procession that takes place on the last evening of the Puja.

Durga Puja

Like other areas of Bengal, Guptipara hosts Durga Puja. Puja from the Sen's house is one of the oldest traditions in Bengal. The famous clubs who organize Durga Puja are United Club, Saradanagar New Young Star, Bandhagachi Barowari, Azad hind Club, SMIT, Jagarani Sangha, Durga Mandir, Nirbhik Sangha, Daspara Barowari, Bhumijpara Barowari, Swaralipi Club, Evergreen, Aryanagar Barowari, and Sasthitala Barowari. At least 100 small and big pujas have been organized here.

Kali Puja

The main attractions are Desh Kali Puja & Mashal Kali Puja (Deceits Kali). Flares are often used in the procession of Mashal Kali Puja.

Food

Signature dishes include:

  • Famous Pitai Porota
  • Singara (Samosa)
  • Famous Nalen Gurer Sandesh
  • Kachuri
  • Gupo Sondes
Festivals & Culture Festivals & Culture Reviewed by Tanmay Roy on August 23, 2020 Rating: 5