The city of Kolkata is presently plunged into the atmosphere of Durga puja. The fragrance of seuli phool can be felt everywhere. Chandi path has been started since Mahalaya. Mahalaya represents the beginning of devi paksha and end of pitri paksha. In some places, this festival is celebrated as Navaratri. Maa durga is the destroyer of Mahishasura — the buffalo headed demon. Puja start from Sasthi, the sixth day from Mahalaya. Bodhon, Amontron and Adibas are the important rituals of Sasthi. Saptami comes from the day after Sasthi, predawn bathing of ‘Kola Bou’ and Mahasnan are part of this day. The day after Saptami, Ashtami will come. Devotees recite the mantras and offer flowers to Devi Durga for pushpanjali and pray for her blessings. The main Ashtami puja and the Sandhi Puja are performed. After the Sandhi puja starts the Nabami Puja. The main Nabami puja take place on this propitious day. The festival ends on Vijayadashmi which marks the end of evils and emergence of goodness and bliss. Astrologically also this day is considered auspicious to undertake any new venture.
We, About Kolkata Team, wish all our visitors a happy Durga puja. May goddess Durga bless you all with divine power and virtuous qualities and removes the ignorance and darkness and grants the higher knowledge of self.
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About Kolkata Team is proudly announced that this year we organize Durga Puja Parikrama 2012. Our team representative will visit almost all puja pandals of Kolkata with their website printed T- shirt, identity card and cameras. We, thus, cordially invite all puja committees to share their thoughts and ideas with us about their puja pandals. It has been noticed that owing to huge crowd and long quest, people cannot see the well known puja pandals of Kolkata. As such, the team About Kolkata promises all our visitors that this year, we shall present you with photos and videos of puja pandals and idols with their corresponding information so that you can enjoy the festival through internet, sitting at home.
About Kolkata Team seeks your kind cooperation during the visit.