Burdwan at night


People offer prayers at Sarbamangala temple in Burdwan, West Bengal. This old temple sees thrice the number of visitors on moonless nights, considered auspicious for worshipping the Goddess Kali.

When night falls on a diversion stretch of Grand Trunk Road in Burdwan, West Bengal, this arch lits up like a grand entrance to a palace. Beyond the gate lies a rather simple market of everyday needs, clothes, food. Built in 1902-03 on the coronation of Bijay Chand Mahtab, Maharaja of Burdwan, the arch was later renamed Curzon Gate after Viceroy of India Lord Curzon visited the town in 1904.









Sunday night rush at the local temple.







Big business at a small town.



Evening in Burdwan.

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