BanglaHunt Desk: Today Durga Shasthi. The sound of the branches, the sound of the kasar, the stick of the dhak all combine to touch the smell of pujo pujo in the minds of Bengalis. After the mahalaya, the process of arrival from Kailash to mother's mortal began. Durga Sasthi begins on the sixth day of Navratri, the first day of the mother's death.
Date of Durga VI- In 2020, Durga Sasthi falls on Wednesday, October 21 from 2:00 pm to 8:20 pm and on Thursday, October 22nd it starts at 1:00 pm to 11:58 pm.
The process of enlightenment of mother begins after Durga VI. All the devotees of the mother fast on this day for the welfare of their family and pay homage to the mother. On this day, the sixth pujo is performed again, especially for the welfare of the children. Although there is one Shashti every month, this day is considered to be a very auspicious day like the Blue Shashti.
To Bengalis, pujo means new clothes, new sari. The mind of the Bengali became painted in a new color. During these few days of Pujo, waves of people can be seen in the Pujo mandapa. Fans flock from far and wide to visit the mother.
Besides seeing mother, pujo love, food, phuchka, petal licking, ice cream, biryani are all mixed in everything. All people irrespective of race, religion and caste have free anagona. And thus Durga Pujo became the universal Durga Puja.