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Shubho Bijayadashami!

Bijayadashami means durgapuja is over. Sadness is the only tune of this day, parting from the friends, relations, and mother Goddess, too many reasons to mope about! The Ghat and Kalabou that were welcomed on saptami are immersed in the river on Vijayadashami morning. With that Ghat the Goddess leaves for her celestial abode, the clay idol stays behind to be immersed in afternoon. Wait for next year starts from morning!

Wish you all a very blessed time ahead!
May your world be forever blessed!

Durgapuja from a small village’s aristocratic home:

Click to access durgapuja-in-traditional-way.pdf

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Shubho Mahanavami!

Mahanavami comes with tinge of sadness, five days so longed for are about to be over, the Goddess that filled up the altar with her divine beauty will be gone from there for yet another year! So the day moves on heavily. the special hom is held in the afternoon when the Goddess is offered 108 leaves of bel tree, and every member has to be present during that puja. the evening arati of navami is the longest one. no one wants it to be over.

Wish you all a very blessed Durgapuja!
May your world be forever blessed!

Durgapuja from a small village’s aristocratic home:

Click to access durgapuja-in-traditional-way.pdf

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Shubho Mahashtami!

Mahashtami is the day when Ramchandra slayed Ravana, in the actual durgapuja, that is held in Spring this is the day when Mother Goddess Durga killed the buffalo demon, Mahishasur. the moment on which that occurred is called sandhikshan, and different famillies celebrate this day in different ways, in my ancestral home it is celebrated with 108 lotuses and 108 earthen lamps or pradeep’s offered to the Goddess.

Wish you all a very blessed Durgapuja ahead!
May your world be forever blessed!

Durgapuja from a small village’s aristocratic home:

Click to access durgapuja-in-traditional-way.pdf

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Shubho Mahasaptami 16.10.18

Mahasaptami is the second day, on this dawn every family or puja committe members go to a river nearby and after offering puja they fill up the mangalghat and bathe and dress a banana tree symbolizing Lord Ganesha’s wife before bringing them back to the altar where they are worshipped and established for four days.

Wish you all a very blessed Durgapuja ahead!
May your world be forever blessed!

Durgapuja from a small village’s aristocratic home:

Click to access durgapuja-in-traditional-way.pdf

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Shubho Mahashashthi!

Mahashashthi is the first day of Durgapuja, which is quite a serious matter in famillies which hold it in traditional ways. Because on this day the Goddess is invoked into the clay idol through a beautiful puja called pranpratishtha (bringing to life).

Wish you all a very blessed Durgapuja ahead!
May your world be forever blessed!

Durgapuja from a small village’s aristocratic home:

Click to access durgapuja-in-traditional-way.pdf

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Shubho Mahalaya, the fortnight of the Goddess begins!

I missed the Janmashtami greetings on 2nd September, so here it is! The day when the first layer of clay is applied on the Goddess’s frame and the day when Lord Krishna took birth.

Mahalaya is the first day of Devipaksha, fortnight of the Goddess, the day when the Goddess opens her eyes and looks at us. This ceremony is called chakshudan.

Apart from that Hindu men offer their ancestors homage on this dawn, that is called tarpan.

So in gist it is quite an important date in Hindu calendar!

Wish you all a very blessed Mahalaya and Durgapuja!

Love.

Durgapuja in a traditional way for you:

Click to access durgapuja-in-traditional-way.pdf