December 5, 2023

Durga Puja, Why is it celebrated?

The celebrated pageant of Durga Puja is a 5 day pageant, that originated within the Indian subcontinent and pays homage to the goddess Maa Durga. It celebrates the victory of fine over evil because the goddess Durga killed the demon king Mahishasur. In line with Hindu mythology, t the goddess visits her dwelling throughout this time to bless her devotees and followers. This pageant is taken into account sacred for the Bengalis. Nonetheless, it’s celebrated in different states like Odisha, Bihar and  Tripura. The Puja begins with the day of Mahalaya.

This 12 months, Durgotsav begins from October twentieth to October twenty fourth. The Puja begins with the distinguished day of Mahalaya. It’s adopted by Panchami[5], Shashti[6], Saptami[7], Ashtami[8],Navami[9],Dashmi[10].Within the Hindu legend, Lord Brahma had granted the demon Mahishasura a blessing of immortality, defending him from the assaults of each males and gods.  Mahishasura misused this energy and attacked the gods. The Gods then created the goddess Durga to struggle the demon. This puja marks the importance of fine over evil. Yearly, months earlier than the puja, town of pleasure begins its preparation in full swing. The luxurious idols are ready magnificently by the sculptors in Kumartoli. The artists and particular person centres begin making the pandals. The pandals observe progressive and artistic themes. There may be lip-smacking road meals in stalls. All of the eating places are absolutely packed.

Preparation 50 days earlier than the Puja 

In 2023, Conventional purchasing areas in Kolkata are bustling with customers as 50 days left for Durga Puja. Markets in Gariahat, New Market and Hatibagan are overcrowded. The opposite malls and markets all through town are busy buying. The zest and the sankh of Puja are taking part in already. Because the earlier weekend, malls, markets, and wholesale hubs have skilled a gentle rise in gross sales. It has led to immense and uncontrollable visitors in these areas.

Retailers and wholesalers declare that though the pageant is within the third week of October, purchasing has already began. Within the second week of September, Ganesh Pujas,  which have turn out to be more and more well-liked all through town and its neighbouring areas, are additionally deliberate. The top of the Central Kolkata Textiles Affiliation stated they’ve acquired many orders from individuals throughout the cities and metropolis. The demand for garments, cosmetics and present gadgets has elevated.A number of market committees declare that there is a rise within the enterprise of shops in Kolkata and its outskirts stocking up on items to arrange for the festive season. To keep away from larger charges throughout the peak season, have a tendency to buy early.

The enterprise group is relieved by the rise in buyer visitors. Many retailers stated that their gross sales had already risen to 35%.

Theme for the pandals this 12 months 2023

The theme for the pandals of Sreebhumi Sporting Membership is Disneyland. The Suruchi Sangha has a really totally different idea, which they’ll reveal on the day of Mahalaya. Paturighata Pancher Pali has the theme of Ritumati [menstrual hygiene], and Chetla Agrani has the theme of Destiny and Future. Santoshpur Lake Pally Puja Has the theme of Swatantra.