Durga Boron: One of the most-loved part of Durga Pujo, personally for me; bidding adieu to Durga with the promise that she will return again, to remind mere mortals like me that yes, it is possible to slay the demons within …
This is the only time during the festivities that I get to be near ‘her’ … touch her, talk to her and ask her to come back again next year….. otherwise one has to be be happy far away and try and look at her…and that is why is is a favorite part of the festivities. Nothing like a deep-personal-conversation is there? 🙂
“I look at Durga’s benign face and try to fill myself with the power to win over the asuras within me…amidst all the pomp and show, I hold onto this thought”.
Durga Boron is a simple but fun ritual which takes place on the final day of the 4-day Durga festivities which take place mostly in the Eastern parts of India and also in places where there is a large population of people from the East of India ( known colloquially as Bongs/Bengali/Bangali), eg; Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai… actually most parts …though the largest celeb happens in WestBengal, of which Kolkata ( Calcutta) is the jewel.
This is also the day when rest of the country celebrates as Dusshera…where the effigy of 8-headed-Ravan is burnt, symbolizing the victory of good over evil.
Greetings of ‘Happy Dusshera’ or ‘Shubho Bijoya’ are common during the next few days.
Wishing all readers good health, warm wishes and peace ….