Customs & Rituals

Customs & Rituals

Maha Ashtami

"Maha Ashtami", the 3rd & most important day of the festival began with a recital of Sanskrit hymns in community puja pandals as thousands...

Maha Nabami

"Maha Nabami" is the 4th day of the Durga Puja festival of Bengal. On this particular day, the "Nav Ratri" festivals are celebrated with...

Bijoya Dashami

"Bijoya Dashami" is the 5th & concluding day of the Durga Puja festival when Devi Durga must return to her abode on Mt. Kailash...

Puja Rituals

Monsoon breathes its last at the throes of an approaching autumn that ushers in the festival season in West Bengal. Nature begins to drape...

Sandhi Puja

This ceremony takes place towards the end of Ashtami Puja and concludes at the beginning of Nabami. In this puja, Devi Durga is worshipped...

Kumari Puja

A ritual that at once brings goddess Durga close to her devotees and also enshrines her as the perfect embodiment of divinity. It has...

Dhunuchi Naach

Celebrations always call for indulgences of sorts, like letting the hair down and allowing the soaring spirit to break into spontaneous modes of expressing...

Puja Fasting

Ask a nutrition expert, and she shall tell you that fasting renders a much-needed break to your digestive organs and rids your body of...

Bisarjan

The soiree is about to come to a close with the commencement of the final round of rituals on Dashami morning. The day plays...