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The story of devi durga

By |May 18th, 2016|

The story of devi durga: For every Bengali, the Durga Puja festival is special. The energy with which it is celebrated is something one has to see to visualize the festival saga. It marks the victory of good over evil, with warrior-goddess on a lion demolishing the buffalo demon (Mahishasur). The Durga Puja, is a [...]

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The insight of Markendeyo Puran

By |May 15th, 2016|

The insight of Markendeyo Puran Various forms like Durga, Chandi, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Maha Saraswati are but Her divine forms. Each form of the Devi has a distinctive role meant for a definite purpose. Yet every form is also identified as the Ultimate Reality of the universe. Each form of the Divine Mother is thus [...]

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Basanti Durga Puja

By |April 14th, 2016|

Basanti Durga Puja – is celebrated in Spring (Basant). This puja is held in the month of Chaitra in Bengali calendar. However, its beleived its the original celebration of the Durgapuja celebrated in other parts of India. It is known fact according to mythology that King Surath performed Durga Puja in Spring after Sage Medha [...]

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Maha Kali

By |November 11th, 2015|

Maha Kali according to Hinduism is a manifestation of Devi Parvati. She destroys only to recreate, and she destroys is sin, evil power. She is formed in the darkness of night, and is the transcendent power of time, Kali or Maha-Kali, and is the consort of the god Shiva. In myth, it is Shiva who [...]

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Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata

By |November 7th, 2015|

Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata : Walking through the city i find the art and culture flourish in this 4 day festival which captures the heart of every people of the city and even the country. The festival i feel is of sentiment and home coming, people staying away from home find time to visit there [...]

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Chatu Babu Latu babu Bari

By |October 19th, 2015|

This puja saw the dawn in 1770 when Ram Dulal Dey started Devi puja at their Beadon street residence. After him the puja lineage was carried on by his sons and it fondly came to be known as ‘Chatu Babu and Latu Babu’ puja.

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Darjipara Mitra Bari

By |October 19th, 2015|

The palatial building of Mitras came into existence during the times of Durgacharan Mitra who had several business including being court jeweller of Nawab Siraj -ud -Daulah. His Nephew Nilmani Mitra continued the legacy. Later the family’s condition declined. but Nilmani Mitra’s grandson Radhakrishna bought back fortune in the family. It was Radhakrishna who started [...]

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The creation of Devi Durga

By |September 29th, 2015|

The creation of Devi Durga : As comes the puja comes near, the creation of Devi impacts an important aspect in our life. The smell of mud, the drawing of her eyes, the various forms gives a deep impact on us. The vital power that deviated from the gods took shape of a divine form, [...]

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Devi Worship in Bengal

By |September 13th, 2015|

Devi Worship in Bengal : Annapurna is the form of Parvati who blesses the household with food. Aparajita means Durga as the invincible.Bhadrakali is one of the aspects of Mahakali and the form that sprang from her wrath when her husband, Shiva, was insulted by Daksha, and who fought along with Virabhadra. Bhairavi is the [...]

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Devi Forms personified

By |September 6th, 2015|

Devi Forms personified, in the Devimahatmya, the goddess is described herself in three significant forms - Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. In the first form she woke up Vishnu from his sleep, to face the Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabha, who had risen in the cosmic ocean. In the second form she faced the forces of the [...]

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