Maa Durga wears gloden saree and golden jewellery while holding 10 weapons on her ten hands

Celebrating Durga Puja: The Homecoming Of Mahishasura Mardini

Why Durga Puja?

The City of Joy while Celebrating Durga Puja becomes even more lively with lights, Dhunuchi Naach and the smell of street foods drifting in the air. Furthermore, it won’t be any amplification to say that, Bengalis for Celebrating Durga Puja spends a lot of time thinking about what they would be doing.

The Impeccable Five Days of Durga Puja

First of all, the scale of reminiscence, memories, and food during the Durga Puja festival is almost and certainly completely indivisible. As a result, counting from having Bhog in pandals, egg-rolls, papad-bhaja, and Khichudi during Durga Puja is above everything.

The Returning of Ma Durga to Kailash

Finally, comes the last day of Durga Puja is “Mahadashami”. Likewise, on this day Maa Durga is immersed in the holy Ganges and married women put vermillion on each other marking their status as married women and this is quite noteworthy. Probably, for the reason of Maa Durga's submersion that everybody visits their relatives to wish “Bijoy Dashami.”

The Extra-Ordinary Feel

First of all, for Bengalis Celebrating Durga is almost like celebrating life. As a result, Kolkata seems like nothing less than a magical experience. Probably, before Durga Puja, the air is deep with a feeling one gets before experiencing something huge that is, Durga Puja in Kolkata. While, in the month of September, people almost start the count-down of the Durga Puja celebration in their minds. As a result; heaven on earth is here. It unites people, forms friendship while forgiving and forgetting old qualms. Therefore, it is Durga Puja that brings the city together for almost five days binding each people in love and festive feeling or even more.

Celebrating Durga Puja

First of all, Maha Shashti marks the disclosing of Maa Durga’s face, finally followed by Bodhon and Adhibash. Likewise, Maha Saptami marks the beginning of Durga Puja, with the ritual of “Nabapatrika”. Furthermore, Maha Ashtami marks the main day of Durga Puja, as in this day Maa Durga slew the devil and came to be known as “Mahishasura Mardini”. Another, noteworthy ritual on this day is offering Pushanpanjali. Likewise, Maha Navami comes up with the completion of “Arati”. Similarly, Non-Bengalis celebrate Navami.

Pandal Hopping

Customarily, Maa Durga is placed in the pandals on the 6th day. Celebrating Durga Puja in recent years has almost become common among people and therefore, they start visiting the idols from the first day of Durga Puja. While on the move from one puja pandal to another, almost all satisfy their thirst with a bottle of thumps-up and certainly also not protesting to have the taste of other traditional foods.

Food and Culture

While Celebrating Durga Puja, almost everyone experiences a joyous mood; probably shopping around. Therefore, Celebrating Durga Puja is almost a feeling, certainly cannot be heard rather feel it even more. Above all, it raises goosebumps when the dhakis play their first beat at the pandals. It is due to this reason; it seems that the city is rumbling with the echo of conch shells which rather gives a divine feeling. Finally while Celebrating Durga Puja, Bengalis gets to taste the best fish preparations in town. During Durga Puja, Kolkata delicacies have almost all people pave their way to the pandals with an overflow of options in tasting the fishy preparations or even more. Most people prefer normal fish fry and fish chops. But, one cannot leave behind Ilish Mach, Pabda Macher Jhol and fish Orly and the list include even more.

Deeping down to "Success Planning"

Above all, Celebrating Durga Puja almost elaborates on the strength and prosperity of the Indian Culture even more than anything else. It is because of this reason, to get the hand-on experience of Durga Puja, a must-visit to Kolkata is recommended if staying abroad. Because, Celebrating Durga Puja is considered as an expression of the city itself, certainly; it is the time when Kolkata burst into laughter. Therefore, the list of best Durga Puja Pandals can never be limited. Consequently, marking the Durga Puja celebration as the most noteworthy celebration in Kolkata.

Author: Shromona Das