BD Post Report
Preparations for celebrating Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community, are going on at top gear across the country.
Sculptors have been working day and night for the final touch to properly shape the idols as the clay-works are finished in almost all mandaps of the country.
The religious festival will begin with Mahalaya on October 9 while the ceremonies will take place from October 15 to October 19.
Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin, typically September or October of the Gregorian calendar, and is a multi-day festival that features elaborate temple and stage decorations (pandals), scripture recitation, performance arts, revelry, and processions. It is a major festival in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism across India and Shakta Hindu diaspora.
Durga Puja is a ten-day festival, of which the last five are typically special. In the contemporary era, the importance of Durga Puja is as much as a social festival as a religious one wherever it is observed.