Holidays for Durga Puja

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It would not be worthwhile to blog about Durga Puja unless I also given idea what it is . As many of you will know, Indians historically have been very religious people –  theoretically having over 33,000 Gods and Goddesses. Goddess Durga is one of the main deities amongst Bengalis, who symbolises a Female power who freed the earth and heaven from evil, mythologically. We celebrate her coming to earth and her stay for 5 days with us mortals – starting with MahaShashti, and bid her farewell on the Bijoya Dashami . On this auspicious day she leaves for heaven.

Beyond mythology , this time is also celebrated as one of the biggest social events. People from all parts of the country and abroad as well , come back home to celebrate this joyous occasions. Roads and localities light up in full brightness, colorful pandals and gorgeous deities. People get out in the streets to enjoy and watch all these , meet up with their friends and relatives and sit down in adda.

An excellent site for resource material on this event is at http://www.durga-puja.org/

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