Puja

Devi Durga

Today is the first of the five days of Puja, the worship of the goddess Bengalis call Ma Durga. Oct 2nd is Vijaya Dashami, the day the Puja (worship) ends. As children, we are told that Durga comes with her children (Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik, and Ganesh) to visit her parents. Another story goes that Rama, in his war against Ravana, invoked Durga to help him. He was victorious and the worship of Durga is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

Puja for Bengalis is something special. New clothes, gifts, great food, visiting friends and family, and of course going to Puja pandals. I will probably go to the local pujas around the San Francisco Bay area.

I wish you all a wonderful Puja.

9 thoughts on “Puja

  1. dodo Friday September 29, 2006 / 12:38 pm

    Sharod ShubhechchHa, Atanuda! Bijoya doshomir kolakuli-o ager thekei jaaniye rakhlam. Bhalo theko, bhalo lekho

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  2. Reena Friday September 29, 2006 / 1:18 pm

    Wish you a Happy Vijaya Dashami, Atanu !

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  3. Vivek S Friday September 29, 2006 / 10:43 pm

    Vijaya dashami greetings, Atanu 🙂

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  4. amar Friday September 29, 2006 / 11:45 pm

    Atanu, Wish you too a great Durga Puja!

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  5. kotian V Thursday October 11, 2007 / 10:13 pm

    Hi

    Its a nice durga photo

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  6. atanu Saturday October 13, 2007 / 7:09 pm

    wish u all a happy durga puja

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