Hogwarts Temple !

What does this really mean? Yes.. A ‘pandal’ had been set up at Calcutta on the occasion of Durga Puja which begins today.

Source : BBC UK : Here

A community group in the Indian city of Calcutta says it has been sued by JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, for breach of copyright.

The group has been building a huge model based on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as part of celebrations for a Hindu festival.

A court in the capital, Delhi, will start hearing the case on Friday.

Next week’s Durga Puja festival is a huge event in eastern India – thousands pay homage to the Hindu goddess Durga.

Durga Puja

In Kolkata alone more than ten thousand pandals are set up, all clamouring for the admiration and praise of the populace. The city is adorned with lights. People from all over the country visit the city at this time, and every night is one mad carnival where thousands of people go ‘pandal-hopping’ with their friends and family. Traffic becomes a nightmare, and indeed, most people abandon their vehicles to travel by foot after a point.

There is also a Durga Puja website : http://www.durga-puja.org/

Well, my humble prayers to The Goddess.

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5 responses to “Hogwarts Temple !

  1. Jk Rowling is stretching the point too far.If it was intentionally done for commercial purpose then it she has every right to go to court.Is it ok for her if they included a book stall selling her Harry Potter books?
    Even it was not intentionally mimicked for commercial purposes then she has every right to sue the pandal authorities because she owns the copyrights .

  2. *ps news on my blog too

  3. Hello ppl this problem was solved by supreme court .. as the pandal was a non profit organization thats why the copyright act will not work upon it.
    Read this news :

    http://www.netglimse.com/news/491

  4. Hi, friend
    Happy Durga Puja
    Navratri is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means

    nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava – Nine and Ratri – nights. During these nine nights and

    ten days, nine forms of Shakti female divinity are worshipped .The 9 nights festival

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  5. Hi, Friend

    Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to

    worship of Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and

    Ma Saraswati and many many happy Durga Puja.
    Plesse visit for more detail
    http://desidirectory.com/indian-festival-events/

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