Amidst heavy and rhythmic beats of “Dhak” (the barrel shaped drum) and “Ulu dhwani” (a sound made from mouth by a group of women typically in Bengal and Orissa), beautiful adorned statues of Goddess Durga are installed on the altars. The atmosphere gets charged with emotions of excitement and joy, because when Mother comes home, all suffering, pain and negativity disappears. So, it is the time to rejoice and make necessary preparations for Mother’s homecoming - the beloved Mother, who protects from all problems of life, is visiting her children afterall! This is the day of Shashti, the sixth of waxing Moon, when the Divine Mother arrives amidst her mortal children and stays firmly rooted in their consciousness. Durga pooja is the most popular festival for Bengalis of West Bengal.
June 11, 2015 | Total Views : 217