“The essence of Puja is that all the passions of Bengal converge: emotion, culture, the love of life, the warmth of being together, the joy of celebration, the pride in artistic expression and yes, the cult of the goddess. It may be about religion. But is about much more than just worship” – Vir Sanghvi
Durga Puja to us Bengalis is so much more than just worshipping the Goddess. It is homecoming. It is getting goosebumps when the dhakis first begin to beat their drums. It is going on a first date. It is adda at the ‘parar pujo’. It is eating phuchka, egg roll, chowmein on the streets at 2 a.m. It is Ashtami’s Anjali. It is pandal hopping whole night. It is wearing the best clothes. It is celebrating moments with loved ones . It is ‘Upoharer Pujo’. It is ‘Bondhuteyr Pujo, Anonder Pujo’.
To celebrate this ‘Upoharer Pujo’, Manyavar has come out with a special Durga Puja collection in bright festive colours. Available in all Manyavar stores and the website, the men’s collection includes kurtas, jackets, churidaars, patialas and pathanis in bright yellows, reds and maroons. Each garment can worn in a variety of styles. While bright coloured kurtas can be teamed with lowers of contrasting colours, the wide range of jackets and dupattas can be added to the attire to get the perfect ethnic look for Pujo.
Here is a preview of the Manyavar Durga Puja collection modelled by popular film stars, Saswata Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee and Saheb Bhattacharya.
The Durga Puja collection is not restricted to men’s wear only. Mohey, the women’s wear range is also out with a new collection featuring sarees and salwar suits in bright, festive colors. Available in stores and on the website.
This post is written in collaboration with Manyavar