Kolkata: The last day of Durga Puja celebrations sees ‘durga visarjan’. You can see lavish processions taking idols of the goddess for immersion in the Ganga or sea. It is a day of mixed emotions for devotees bid farewell to the deity, with the wish of welcoming her next year.
So it was yet another year of welcoming Maa. One more year of the triumph of good over evil, positivity over despair. Another year of ‘Maddox ae adda’, endless pictures of Durga Maa and infinite selfies.
The period of Visarjan is a similar feeling with the festive hangover fading away and coping with the realization that Durga Puja is finally coming to an end. As the Visarjan has started..
Now it is no easy deal coming to terms with reality after a week-long frenzy, after all, us Bengalis set our life-calendar according to Pujo.
Till Friday morning, the police had not received any application from community puja organisers anywhere in the state seeking permission to take out Durga immersion procession on October 1, the day when a section of Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet. The ritual is part of the holy month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Maa Tumi Abar Aso ( Wish of welcoming her next year)