The Khabri team celebrated Durga Puja

Durga Poja with The Khabri

The festival of Durga Puja is a celebration of the goddess Durga's victory over the demon king Mahishasura, reminding us that with courage and determination, we too can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.

Durga Puja is a significant Hindu festival that commences with Mahalaya, the auspicious day that marks the arrival of the goddess. The celebration and worship begin on Sasthi, the sixth day, and continue for three days, during which the goddess is worshipped in her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi, and Sarasvati. The festivities culminate with Vijayadashami, also known as the "Tenth Day of Victory", when the sacred images are carried in grand processions to local rivers amidst exuberant chants and drumbeats. This practice symbolizes the deity's departure to her heavenly abode and husband, Shiva, in the Himalayas. Images of the goddess, astride a lion and vanquishing the demon king Mahishasura, are displayed at various pandals and temples, which are exquisitely decorated bamboo structures and galleries.

Durga Puja is an exceptional showcase of art and religion, which presents a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between artists and designers. The festival features beautiful installations and pavilions in urban areas, along with traditional Bengali drumming and reverence for the goddess. People from diverse backgrounds come together to admire the installations and celebrate their shared cultural heritage during the festival.

It's worth noting that Navratri, a nine-night festival that celebrates the divine feminine (shakti), begins on the same day. This festival is widely celebrated in many northern and western states of India and carries a rich cultural significance.

It is worth noting that Durga Puja, a significant Hindu festival, typically spans a period of ten days during the month of Ashvina (September-October) as per the Hindu calendar.

It's wonderful to hear that the Khabri team was able to celebrate such a meaningful occasion as Durga Puja.

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