1. Next to means at the side of.
Her best friend sits next to her at the table.
I will put my things in the basket next to yours.
Countdown begins for Durga Puja celebration in West Bengal
One of the most famous festivals of West Bengal cum India is Durga Puja. Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is all set to enjoy the great carnival with all zeal, enthusiasm and fervor.The celebration continues for four days. Schools, colleges and government offices remain closed for these days. The puja shopping a must for the youngsters and the folks oust their feelings throughout the entire month before the actual celebration. The underconstruction pandals adds to the fervor of the celebration and reminds of the countdown.Being celebrated in the autumn season, the weather generally remains calm and cool.
For those who stay away from their family members, Durga Puja brings in a great chance to meet up. The tourists, both domestic and international visit the state during the festive season. For these four days, the Bengalis generally are seen in their traditional attires.West Bengal Durga puja industry is growing at a compound annual growth rate of about 35 percent and is expected to touch Rs.40,000 crore by 2015 from its current size of Rs.25,000 crore.Despite falling rupee, rising inflation and slowdown in the economy, the large business industries are targeting high profits margins during Durga Puja in West Bengal which is growing at a compound annual growth rate of about 35 percent, as revealed by a latest survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India ASSOCHAM.