Only few days left to the biggest festival of Bengal, Durga Puja. Although this festival has never been concentrated only in Bengal. It spreads love, bliss and positivity all around. When it comes to zeal, one can never categorise this festival just in a particular religious group. Rather Durga Puja also makes a pragmatic approach to all religions.
I have spent my childhood in different places of Bengal as my father had a transferable job. So it was quite obvious that I have to had many good accompanies throughout my life which taught me how to enjoy any festival with the people of all religions, races and cultures. I have seen a lot of non-Bengalis, even foreigners actively participating in this one of the biggest festival of the world: equally, happily, crazily. 🙂
Kolkata, the City of Joy spreads her arms to welcome everyone just to let them get the flavour of Durga Puja. From non-Bengalis to foreigners everybody becomes wildly enthusiastic about this festival. These four days become the festival of unity more rather than just Durga Puja. This city offers all her ‘frames’ with everyone whether it would be tradition, royalty, memories or delicacies. The divine cosmos of goddess Durga reflects on every entity with no domination of intolerance, unfaithfulness and individuality.
Sugam has come up with a wonderful film to convey this same thought in a beautiful way. Let us all pledge to preach and practice the same this Puja.
Watch this heartwarming video here:
Photographs courtesy: Swarnendu Ghosh
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