Friday, October 15, 2010


Before the puja celebration artists are busy making and decorating  
Mother Durga (below).

Festival of Durga Puja

Durga Puja (‘Worship of Durga’) is an annual festival that celebrates worship of Hindu goddess Durga. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi , Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabami and Bijoya Dashami. The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to traditional Hindu calendar.

Durga Puja is not only the biggest Hindu festival, but also the most significant socio-cultural event in Bengali society. Durga Puja is also celebrated as a major festival in India and Nepal. Nowadays, many non-residential Bengali cultural organizations arrange for Durgotsab in the countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Kuwait etc. In 2006, a grand Durga Puja ceremony was held in the Great Court of the British Museum.


DarkNightmare said...

Your culture is very rich and interesting buddy.

Your photos colorful and amazing as usually. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Best wishes!

SHAKIL HUQ said...

Thank you buddy. Evey country has some own culture or something special! What ever we have in our culture I just love to share them with you.
I am you liked my work.


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