Thursday, September 24, 2009

Durga Sasthi

Today is Sasthi, the first day of the Pujas. This is the welcome day for Ma Durga to the pandals and households. This day is special because of the rituals to be followed; unveiling of the face of Ma Durga along with Kalparambho. Some of the other main rituals of the day are Bodhan, Amontron and Adhibas.

Kalparambho, the beginning of the Pujas.

Bodhan, the consecration of Ma Durga’s idol.

Amontron, inviting the Goddess.

Adhibas, sanctifying the stay of the Goddess in the puja area of the pandals.

All the excitement and festive fervour will start from tomorrow which no doubt has something so magical about it.

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