Durga Puja, Why is it celebrated?
The celebrated competition of Durga Puja is a 5 day competition, 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. Based on Hindu mythology, t the goddess visits her residence throughout this time to bless her devotees and followers. This competition 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 yr, Durgotsav begins from October twentieth to October twenty fourth. The Puja begins with the celebrated day of Mahalaya. It’s adopted by Panchami, Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami,Navami,Dashmi.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 battle the demon. This puja marks the importance of fine over evil. Yearly, months earlier than the puja, the 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 modern and artistic themes. There’s lip-smacking avenue meals in stalls. All of the eating places are totally packed.
Preparation 50 days earlier than the Puja
In 2023, Conventional purchasing areas in Kolkata are bustling with consumers as 50 days left for Durga Puja. Markets in Gariahat, New Market and Hatibagan are overcrowded. The opposite malls and markets all through the 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 site visitors in these areas.
Retailers and wholesalers declare that despite the fact that the competition 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 in style all through the town and its neighbouring areas, are additionally deliberate. The pinnacle of the Central Kolkata Textiles Affiliation stated they’ve obtained 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 increased charges throughout the peak season, have a tendency to buy early.
The enterprise neighborhood is relieved by the rise in buyer site visitors. Many retailers stated that their gross sales had already risen to 35%.
Theme for the pandals this yr 2023
The theme for the pandals of Sreebhumi Sporting Membership is Disneyland. The Suruchi Sangha has a really completely different idea, which they are going to 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.