2 days to Go – Utsab Orpington Puja goes international

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Enjoy a Pujo greeting from the legendary Debojyoti Mishra and then fasten your seatbelts as we take you across three continents. Orpington Durga Puja near London, UK will be celebrating their first ever Durga Puja with a new idol from Kumartuli. Manisha Sengupta shares her excitement of the idol-making its way across the seas and finally reaching Southampton port. But what happens when the idol doesn’t arrive on time? Some years back, that’s exactly what happened in Vietnam. Organizers of Saigon Durgotsav then had to scramble to find a local solution, as Raka from BanglaPodcast finds out. And how do you celebrate Durga Puja when you have no organization, no Bengali club and not enough funds to bring an idol from India? In a fascinating story of Mexican artists building a Durga Protima, Saheli Das from Mexico tells us all about the Guadalajara Durga Puja and Navratri. More highlights at http://www.banglapodcast.com

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