Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism

  • Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism
  • Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism
Durga Pujo Recipes

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On the seventh month of Bengali calendar, that is Aswin Mash, Durga Pujo is held. That means September - October. Mostly at the end of September or at the beginning of October the Pujo is held. Durga Pujo starts from the day of Mahalaya, it's said that from that day Pitri Pokhyer sesh and Debi Pokhyer Suru. Which means the Era of Father ends and Goddess era starts. And officially the celebration starts from the sixth day, that means Sasthi. And ends on the 10th Day, that means Dashami. Images of the goddess—astride a lion, attacking the demon king Mahishasura—are placed at various pandals (elaborately decorated bamboo structures and galleries) and temples. So it's a 5 days celebrations for Bengalis, but 9 day celebration for the rest of the country as Navaratri is being celebrated from the day of Mahalaya. So it's not only Bengalis' most awaited festival, it's also the Biggest festival for the whole country. And not only Hindus but the other religions also take part of this.

We Bengalis celebrate Durga Pujo as our biggest festival by buying new dresses, distributing cloths among friends, relatives and needy people. And food takes a major part during Durga Pujo. The 6th and 8th day that means Sasthi & Astami should be Veg menu for most of us, at least for Lunch. But other 3 days non-veg is must. In most of the families, Mothers usually don't eat rice on Sasthi, luchi/sabudana/millet have been consumed for the sake of their child. And Astami lunch must be with Khichuri bhoj, labda, beguni, chatni & payesh. Let's prepare a list of the food we usually have during Durga Pujo.

Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism Durga Pujo Recipes

Let's start from Sasthi :

Mothers who celebrate Sasthi, don't have anything before Sasthi Pujo, but others can have porota or luchi for breakfast. And we prefer to eat veg on that day, wear light cotton saree or salwar/T-shirt troussers actually the least prefered pujo dress. So here are the list for Sasthi Lunch Menu.

And for dinner :

Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism
Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism
Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism
Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism
Durga Pujo - The Biggest Festival Of Hinduism Durga Pujo Recipes

For Saptami :

We usually eat Non-veg and prefer to wear better dress than Sasthi. Let's check the list of food.

For breakfast :

That's it, because we've to be prepared for the lunch.

For lunch :

On this day, we usually prefer pandal hopping and having lots of outside fastfood, like Roll, chowmein, fish fry, egg devil accompanied with masala chai. And for dressing up, we girls prefer easy to handle dresses like designer kurti/salwar suit/lehenga/western dresses with fla

Now the most awaited day comes after Saptami, don't know why Astami always been very special to everyone. We prefer to wear the best dress on that day. Girls, who have never touched a sari, prefer to wear her mother's sari in ameature style. And boys always looks good in Punjabi Pajama or dhuti. And most of us don't eat anything before Puspanjali. We have no problem standing in a long que for our turn for Puspanjali. We actually don't understand all the chants and mantras, just repeat the wrong Sanskrit words after purohit moshai. And after Puspanjali, Phol misti we have and for lunch :

And for dinner :

Now it's heart breaking day, as after Nabami night Ma Durga will return to her husband Shiva to Kailash. So we try to enjoy our best on that day. No limit for food and masti. We try to enjoy as much as possible, as this is the last night of celebration.

For breakfast :

For lunch :

On Nabami Dhunuchi Nach is must on the beat of Dhak. This Dhunuchi dance goes to a competetion level. And we girls prefer jamdani or tradional sari and boys prefer dhuti punjabi for the special evening.

And for snacks :

And for dinner :

Hope you guys had a nice read about Durga Pujo. May Goddess blesses you all. Happy Durga Pujo...

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