bengali durga puja rituals Archive

  • Aaj Dashami Shubho Bijoya to all my readers, The city is wrapped in misty gray clouds since morning and with a heavy heart I am writing this post on Dashami, that marks the end of Durga pujo , the five day long ceremonies amidst much fan fare, the sound of dhaks, trumpets, the sound of conch shells, chanting of mantras, shlokas and hymns, the heady scent of incense and perfumed dhoop, the scent of flowers, the exuberance, and when the […]

    Durga puja rituals, believes and mishti mukh (sweet platter) for vijaydashami

    Aaj Dashami Shubho Bijoya to all my readers, The city is wrapped in misty gray clouds since morning and with a heavy heart I am writing this post on Dashami, that marks the end of Durga pujo , the five day long ceremonies amidst much fan fare, the sound of dhaks, trumpets, the sound of conch shells, chanting of mantras, shlokas and hymns, the heady scent of incense and perfumed dhoop, the scent of flowers, the exuberance, and when the […]

  • Aaj MahaNavami Today is the ninth day of Navratri and fourth and final day of Durga pujo. MahaNavami rituals begins with mahasnan and shodashopachar puja like other days. Mahanavami tithi / timings begins right after Sandhi puja on MahaAshtami and continues till the next day. Today goddess Durga is worshiped as Mahishashur-mardini, the annihilator of demon king Mahishashur. The fierce battle that had lasted for undefined period of time has culminated today with the death of Mahishasur. Devi Durga who […]

    Durga pujo rituals, believes and special food menu series – MahaNavami

    Aaj MahaNavami Today is the ninth day of Navratri and fourth and final day of Durga pujo. MahaNavami rituals begins with mahasnan and shodashopachar puja like other days. Mahanavami tithi / timings begins right after Sandhi puja on MahaAshtami and continues till the next day. Today goddess Durga is worshiped as Mahishashur-mardini, the annihilator of demon king Mahishashur. The fierce battle that had lasted for undefined period of time has culminated today with the death of Mahishasur. Devi Durga who […]

  • Aaj Mahashashti For Bengali, the festivity starts right from the Mahalaya, the day announcing the ending of “Pitru Paksha” and beginning of “Devi Paksha“. Mahalaya signifies the arrival of Agomoni or Goddess Durga, who symbolizes the “Adi Shakti“, the eternal power, the primordial cosmic energy. Mahalaya is also the beginning of Akal Bodhan (the untimely worshiping of God) , the awakening of Devi Durga, invoking the Goddess on Earth before time. For Bengalis the the day revolves around oratorical narration […]

    Durga pujo rituals, believes and food menu special series – MahaShashti

    Aaj Mahashashti For Bengali, the festivity starts right from the Mahalaya, the day announcing the ending of “Pitru Paksha” and beginning of “Devi Paksha“. Mahalaya signifies the arrival of Agomoni or Goddess Durga, who symbolizes the “Adi Shakti“, the eternal power, the primordial cosmic energy. Mahalaya is also the beginning of Akal Bodhan (the untimely worshiping of God) , the awakening of Devi Durga, invoking the Goddess on Earth before time. For Bengalis the the day revolves around oratorical narration […]