Durga Puja’s festivity lit up Lokhandwala Gardens beautifully as TOI Durgotsav 2013 was celebrated in full swing! This was the 18th year of this event, which had originally been conceptualised by singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya.
The celebration was a very joyous occasion as people had dressed up traditionally and savoured mishti doi, jhal muri and other dishes on the menu of this gorgeous and colourful festival.
The traditional feel of the festival had been enhanced with Durga Puja rituals and performances by Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Lehri, Mamta Sharma, Javed Ali and Akriti Kakkar. There were the traditional dhunuchi dancers as well. Abhijeet da was the enthusiastic compere, while Akriti couldn’t thank the Goddess enough for her blessings. She went on to say, ”Composer Jeet Ganguly’s wife spotted me here two years ago and since then, there has been no looking back.”