The wet season is formally over and wisps of white cloud within the autumn sky inform us that Durga Puja shouldn’t be far. This 12 months it has been a protracted wait after Mahalaya for Durga Puja. This is because of an uncommon Ashwin month within the Hindu calendar, which has two new moons or Amavasyas. As this phenomena is taken into account inauspicious, Ma Durga and her 4 youngsters – Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesha are arriving late, after the inauspicious interval. Durga Puja is beginning on October 22 and ending on October 26, with Vijaya Dashami.
Durga Puja 2020: Know about Bodhon, Kola Bou Snan, Kumari Puja, Shandhi Puja and Dhunuchi Naach
Bodhon: On all 5 days of Durga Puja, there are distinctive rituals and ceremonies however most of us hardly find out about them. The precise Durga Puja begins on Shashti with a welcoming ceremony known as Bodhon. On Bodhon, the face of the goddess is uncovered amid the sound of dhak (drums) and shankha dhwani or the sound of the conch. On Shashti, most individuals put on new garments.
Kola Bou Snan: The subsequent day is Maha Saptami, which begins with a ritual known as the Nabapatrika or the Kola Bou Snan. A small banana plant, symbolising the spouse of Ganesha, is wrapped in a purple bordered saree and bathed within the river or any water physique shut by. The banana plant has eight leaves from eight auspicious bushes tied to it. The banana and eight different leaves signify the 9 avatars of Goddess Durga. Nabapatrika is critical for farmers additionally. In West Bengal, farmers supply particular prayers for a very good harvest.
Kumari Puja: On Maha Ashtami, the principle rituals are Kumari Puja, Anjali and Shandhi Puja. Kumari Puja includes worshipping a small woman because the younger type of the goddess. Anjali or floral choices by devotees usually happen round mid-day. At many giant neighborhood Durga Pujas, Anjali occurs in batches as a whole lot of individuals collect on the pandals for it.
Shandhi Puja: Before Ashtami is over, Shandhi Puja is finished. This is a grand ritual that requires the lighting of 100 and eight diyas, hom or yagya and Chandi Path or mantras devoted to Goddess Durga. The subsequent day is Maha Navami, which can also be the final day of the Navratri.
Dhunuchi Naach: This is a really particular a part of the celebrations. Dhunuchi Naach is carried out normally on Ashtami and Navami evenings after aarti. People costume up and dance to the beats of the dhak with dhunuchi or clay pots stuffed with coconut husks, powdered incense and camphor. When the coconut husks are lit together with the incense and camphor it creates a really distinctive ambiance. The grandeur and the euphoria of this occasion attracts revellers to the puja pandals.
Sindur Khela and Visarjan: Durga Puja ends on Vijaya Dashami. The most important rituals earlier than Visarjan or immersion of the idols are boron or bidding Ma Durga farewell until subsequent 12 months and Sindur Khela. Married ladies put vermillion on one another and change sweets and greetings for a cheerful 12 months forward.