Bengali New Year Celebrations

  • Devotees surround Hindu priests with deities of Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, and Goddess of wealth Laxmi to perform rituals to mark Bengali New Year in Kolkata. AP Photo
  • People buy sweets to give as offering to a Kali temple during celebrations marking Bengali New Year in Kolkata. AP Photo
  • A devotees carries a basket with deities of Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, and Goddess of wealth Laxmi to perform rituals to mark Bengali New Year in Kolkata. AP Photo
  • A devotee chants prayers during celebrations marking Bengali New Year in Kolkata. AP Photo
  • A Hindu priest marks a ledger book with holy symbols on Bengali New Year day in Kolkata. AP Photo