It is that time of the year when chants of ‘Jai Mata Di’ or ‘Bolo Bolo Jai Durga Mai ki ‘ reverberate in the entire atmosphere. The holy name of the Goddess can be heard in every part of the city, as the nation is gripped in celebrating the festival of Navratri and Durga Puja.
Goddess Durga is often described as the influential diety, who won in her fight of good over evil, and ensured the spirit of ‘righteousness’ prevails.
Author and social Activist Rhythm Wagholikar has a different definition for Durga pooja.
‘Durga Pujo brings all the festivities and joy with it. Its one of the festival’s one thoroughly enjoys. This festival is more about togetherness, learning the art of giving unequivocally, understanding cultures and traversing through spiritual journey of Goddess Durga with her four children -Ganesha,La go xmi, Saraswati and Kartik. It also signifies for triumph of good over evil. It’s time to rethink our minds and do good for each other. The demon is within, The Goddess is also within. The battle too is always within and so is the triumph of one over the other within. Which one over which one? Remember the choice is also somehow within!
More than just the rituals and traditions,Durga Pooja is also about understanding different customs and the spirit of Durga Puja bringing out the feeling of togetherness, irrespective of religion. Durga Puja witnesses an integral transformation of uproar of fun, food, and fervor and with the onset of her departure, there is an infusion of different emotions- joy, happiness and tears in the eye- waiting for her return soon. It’s altogether an overwhelming feeling- that you possibly just need to delve inn.
Have a great Pujo and let’s learn to be better human beings . Stay safe’ .
Wishing all our readers a Happy Dusshera.