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Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: Probably the most exciting part of the year for most the most people of India especially people of East India is the Durga Puja which starts the festival season. This joyous and auspicious festival celebrates from the sixth to tenth day of the bright lunar fortnight in the Bikram SambatCalendar month of Ashwin which marks the great victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. The mesmerizing mix of traditional culture with fun, food, and enjoyment makes it more special. Actually, it is Bengali festival, but you don’t need to be Bengali to enjoy Durga puja. So, here are a few things which make Durga Puja more special.
Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. The complete image of goddess Durga signifies the destruction of evil and protection of Good.
The vibrant “Pandals” of Durga puja revibrates with the beats of drums, the sound of Snkhas and chants Mantras and puja geets. Extremely talented artists pull out all stops and put together new themes each year, from abstract to exotic, the marquees are dazzling.
Durga puja is like a big family Carnival. Everyone of the family, wherever in the world they may be, wants to come back home. It is like a family reunion party. It is a time when you can meet all your relatives and friends.
So, probably this is the best time of the year to treat yourself and your love ones. You can enjoy mouthwatering street food to Bhogs of puja pandals and of course, you can check out some well-dressed girls/boys but don’t miss the opportunity to see the “Dhuni dance” in puja pandals which are accompanied by the beats of Dhaak.
Since everyone is going to be in town, it is a given that there will be unlimited nights of reunions. You can meet friends you haven’t seen in ages and can organize a school or college reunion party.