Durga Puja is regarded as one of the most famous festivals and is widely celebrated across the Bengal, especially in Kolkata. Hindu Mythology says that Goddess Durga has emerged from the collective energy of all the Gods. It is believed that Goddess Durga is an epitome of divine feminine power which is also known as Shakti. People believe that Mother Durga that symbolizes Shakti or power is born to destroy the demon Mahishasura. Every year Bengalitnesses a holiday of 4 days on the return of Goddess Durga and celebrate her existence with great solemnities and ceremonies. The celebration of Goddess Durga takes place at all parts of Kolkata. As Durga Puja means the celebration of good spirit and joy, hence every year the city is witnessed to be decorated with lights, beautifully themed pandals and idol of Goddess Durga. Different clubs and puja committees take the initiative to decorate their localities with lights and make themed pandals
Kolkata Shree Shamman, which is organized by Maskin Services India Pvt. Ltd. plays a vital role to gear up the joy of Durga Puja to another level. KSS helps people to vote for their favourite pandal. Those with the maximum number of votes get rewarded with the Kolkata Shree Shamman award. It is a token of love and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of those people who pains takingly involve themselves in making those beautiful pandals. Every year Makin Services India Pvt. Ltd. takes the step to reward those Puja committees thus keeping their glory alive. In 2018, more than 300 clubs across Kolkata had enrolled themselves out of which 30 clubs had been awarded.