Actress Celesti Bairagey, who hails from Assam, has some great Durga Puja memories and this year she is seeking an opportunity to celebrate it in her hometown along with her family.
Talking about her plans during Durga Puja she says, “This year I plan to celebrate Durga Puja with my family in Assam. If I am unable to go, I plan to celebrate it with my friends in Mumbai where we have some big celebrations. It’s my second Durga Puja in Mumbai. Last year during Navratri I could go for pandal visits. If I have time I usually celebrate Durga Puja with my family in Kolkata at my aunts’ place. The city of joy turns into a different city altogether during Durga Puja. The festive vibes, the bong food aroma in air, hustle bustle around the pandals, specially planned lighting – there are so many things to explore.”
Celesti loves to wear sarees during Durga Puja. She adds, “I wear sarees during Durga Puja and enjoy dressing up during festivals. Sarees are so elegant – specially the Bong sarees – have a different flavour and look. My fondest Durga Puja memories are from the time I celebrated them in Kolkata. I go out with my family and friends for pandal visits and eat a lot of street food. The best part of celebrating Durga Puja in Kolkata is eating the special Bhog Khichdi in pandals. That taste is so different and unique that you don’t get it anywhere else in the world