By now, most of us would agree on the fact that Durga Puja is not just the worship of a goddess (keeping in mind the way top Bollywood celebs celebrate Durga Puja with the crowd!). It is, in fact, no less than a festival for Bengalis living in every corner of the world. Right from wearing new clothes to binge eating the favorites, Durga Puja is an annual celebration that every Bengali looks forward to. When the discussion is about Durga Puja pandals in Mumbai, a glamour factor comes into play that just can’t be ignored by anyone.
Durga Puja is celebrated in Assam with grandeur and fervor. It is a festival dedicated to worship of Goddess Durga, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. It is five days festival, which is celebrated annually during the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar.
This festival is celebrated to mark the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, whose life was inside a buffalo. It is one of the biggest festivals of Assam after Bihu, which is celebrated across the state in a grand scale with huge pomp and show.
You would be fascinated to know that this year, the society of A-22 Jinal Apartment, Beside Gokul Garden, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East, Mumbai witnessed all its idols in Assamese Attire.
The idols were dressed up in traditional Assamese attire. A proud moment indeed for all the Assamese people.
– By Manas Pratim Sharma