Durgapuja Festival Tour Programs
Durga Puja festival marks the battle of goddess Durga with the shape-shifting, deceptive and powerful buffalo demon Mahishasura, and her emerging victorious. Thus, the festival epitomises the victory of good over evil, but it also is in part a harvest festival that marks the goddess as the motherly power behind all of life and creation. During this festival the major activities of the people are family and other social gatherings, shopping and gift-giving, feasting, pandal-visiting, exploring lighting decorations, participating on cultural events, experience idol immersion etc.
Puja Dates of 2018
- Mahalaya – 8th October 2018 [21 Ashween 1425]
- Sasthi – 15th October 2018 [28 Ashween 1425]
- Saptami – 16th October 2018 [29 Ashween 1425]
- Ashtami – 17th October 2018 [30 Ashween 1425]
- Nabami – 18th October 2018 [31 Ashween 1425]
- Dashami – 19th October 2018 [01 Karthik 1425]
Based on traditional & modern Durga Pujas, organised Tours can be arranged during the festival. You may love the pandal hopping or simply visit famous households / jamindar palaces where you can experience the interesting rituals of Durgapuja. We can visit nearby or far villages of Bengal with good guides & escorts. Some of the trips are as follows.
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There are many interesting rituals happen during this Durgapuja festival. The practice of including a bundle of nine different plants, called navapattrika, as nature’s symbolism of Devi Durga, is a testament practice to its agricultural importance. The festival opens at twilight with prayers to Devi Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, wisdom, music, poetry, independent thought, inner knowing and creativity. The puja rituals are long and complicated. Three days of Mantras (words for spiritual transformation), Shlokas (verse) Chants & Arati (prayer) and offerings are made, which include Vedic chants and multiple recitations of the Devi Mahatmya text in Sanskrit. You can explore the interesting rituals as Bodhan, Adhibash, Sandhipujo, Sindur Khela, Bisharjan and many others.
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