A Journey Called Durga Puja – 3) Until Next Year

She leaves with the promise of return. The Dashami Pushpanjali is a prayer of mixed emotions. The bitter-sweet feeling of being one with her and her departure is beyond the expression of words. But sadness doesn’t mar the celebration, for a daughter leaving for her husband’s abode is always bid farewell with celebration. The women... Continue Reading →

A Journey Called Durga Puja – 2) The Stay

She rests the night after her arrival. But the frenzy hasn’t died down. Last minute touches, changes, midnight arrangements for her morning welcome are many. The pandal, her stay area is cleared of any clutter and while she rests with her face covered, the entire household is running around tying up loose ends. The Sholapith... Continue Reading →

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