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Pohela Boishakh: Bengali New Year Celebrations in Pictures

India | PTI | April 15, 2019, 3:22 pm
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 People dance during a rally to celebrate Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

People dance during a rally to celebrate Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee carries a basket with idols of Lord Ganesha and goddess of wealth Lakshmi to perform rituals on Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

A devotee carries a basket with idols of Lord Ganesha and goddess of wealth Lakshmi to perform rituals on Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 A woman makes auspicious symbols on the wall of a temple while offering prayers on the occasion of the first day of Bengali New Year, in Agartala. (Image: PTI)

A woman makes auspicious symbols on the wall of a temple while offering prayers on the occasion of the first day of Bengali New Year, in Agartala. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman trader offers prayer inside a temple on the first day of the Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A woman trader offers prayer inside a temple on the first day of the Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 Vendors sell floral garlands outside Kali temple on Bengali New Year's day in Kalighat, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

Vendors sell floral garlands outside Kali temple on Bengali New Year's day in Kalighat, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 A security personnel stands guard as devotees arrive at Dakshineswar Kali temple to offer prayers on Bengali New Year celebrations, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

A security personnel stands guard as devotees arrive at Dakshineswar Kali temple to offer prayers on Bengali New Year celebrations, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Bengali women participate in a rally to celebrate Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Bengali women participate in a rally to celebrate Bengali New Year in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 A priest blesses a ledger of a trader during a ritual on the first day of the Bengali calendar in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A priest blesses a ledger of a trader during a ritual on the first day of the Bengali calendar in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 A vendor sells items with sacred inscription during Bengali New Year Day in Kalighat, Kolkata. (Image: AP)

A vendor sells items with sacred inscription during Bengali New Year Day in Kalighat, Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 A priest offers prayer with a new ledger book during rituals on Bengali New Year Day in Kolkata. Traders in West Bengal open their new account books for the year on Bengali New Year after offering prayers to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha to bring them prosperity. (Image: AP)

A priest offers prayer with a new ledger book during rituals on Bengali New Year Day in Kolkata. Traders in West Bengal open their new account books for the year on Bengali New Year after offering prayers to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha to bring them prosperity. (Image: AP)

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 Girls dance on the road during a procession to mark Bengali New Year, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Girls dance on the road during a procession to mark Bengali New Year, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees wait in long queues to offer prayers on the occasion of Bengali New Year at Dakshineswar temple, Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Devotees wait in long queues to offer prayers on the occasion of Bengali New Year at Dakshineswar temple, Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 People take part in a procession to celebrate Bengali New Year, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

People take part in a procession to celebrate Bengali New Year, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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