Durgapuja and Mahashashthi:
Mahashashthi is the first day of Durgapuja in family pujas- it plays the most important part of the puja- the invitation of the celestial being in clay deity. The puja called pranpratishtha (bringing to life) is held after dusk and continues for hours.
It’s a divine experience in one word if the priest performs it with true feelings.
I have shared the details of Durgapuja held in my family home in past years, a pure example of rural, family puja. This year I will share the URL of that post and small things related to Durgapuja. Hope you will join me in my journey.
Today is Mahashtami- the third day of durgapuja. That means the pinnacle- from tomorrow it will be countdown.
Who says those eyes are painted on clay
Love and devotion can turn clay into divine.
In case you are curious to know how durgapuja is held in Bengali families- I can give you a little view of my family puja – both are same blog post in two different blogs- you can try out the one that opens.