Diwali is a day of new financial year to Marwaris and Guzratis - Each shop and business establishment open new account books and the customers visiting them are entertained with sweets etc.
Roll No: 1.
Customer in a roadside sweet shop famous for Indian sweets.
Inside of Jewellery shop showing "Jhampi" (C.S.) the money Box of Lakshmi.
Outside show widow of a Jewellers shop.
Illumination at Burrabazar the famous market place of Calcutta
L.S. & C.S. of row of shops dealing with various commodities.
After the Pujah ceremony was over the owner of shop is blessed by the priest and his hand is tied with a rod string called "Narachali" C.S. of Account books and Idols.
C.S. of guests invited on the occasion.
Outdoor shots: Rama, Sita and Lakshman, a drama to be performed to entertain the guests.
Beetle shop - a buyer chewing the beetle. (outdoor shot)
A section of Kalakar street - the business center. a few shots of various types of goods for sale.
Idols - An European guest. C.S. of Dwarka Sreenatjee (Udaipur) C.S. of Lakshmi.
Tilak ceremony - the priest blesses the owner of "Zarda" manufacturer. C.S. of "Zarda and Surti".
Roll No: 2.
C.S. of Idol "Kali" L.S. & C.S. Drummer beating the Drum.
C.S. of another Pujah offering C.S. of devotees attending the ceremony.
Traffic and the hawkers on the streets.
Illumination at the Immersion Ghat (where after the ceremony is over the Idol is immersed on the river Ganges)
"L.S. of Kali taken over a truck on way to Ghat for final immersion.
Another Image of Kali L.S. Ladies coming out of the Pujah Pandel.
Fireworks before the Kali - "Tubri".
Street scene in the afternoon at Howrag Bridge crossing - shots from different position.
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Background: Diwali is a day of new financial year to Marwaris and Guzratis - Each shop and business establishment open new account books and the customers visiting them are entertained with sweets etc.
Now idols of "Ganesh" and "Lakshmi the goddesses of plenty and prosperity are installed in shop after priests had chanted Vedic hymns.
- Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of the Hindus - they worship the Goddess "Kali" the destroyer - Illumination and Fireworks are main items of the function: It is a religious festival for Hindus.