Archive for October 22nd, 2007


It started with Shasthi , the Devi Bodhon(welcoming the goddess along with her four children). Ashtami eveningThis time as the myth says the Goddess arrived in a palaquin. Myth describes it that the Goddess would bring rain and depression along with her. It really started like that . Shasthi and Saptami all drenched in rain and gloomy weather,everybody thought that this year Puja will be spent watching the sky in your room. But the sun peeped its face on the third day, and to everyone’s relief. The crowds in every pandal just mentioned how eagerly everybody waited for the rain to stop.

DSC05149 Ashtami, Nabami and Dashami , the days just passed away hopping from one pandal to the other. Dashami arrives , a gloominess everywhere. The goddess will again return to Kailash , her abode, and this time on an elephant. That symbolises huge loss of crops in this year.Farewell to the goddess, farewell to all the enjoyment for these four days , farewell to the wish of coming back home.Here wishing all my readers a Suvo Bijoya .

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