Durga puja has already started. As Bengal gets decked up with all the pandals and the puja shopping almost come to an end, I on the other hand, living thousands of miles away is waiting for this weekend to arrive. The Durga puja in the US is held during weekends just for the convenience of the attendees.
Earlier, the only ways bongs knew that it was Ganesh Chaturthi – was either looking at a holiday calendar or watching Ganesha idol immersion at Mumbai on TV. But, this year I celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at my Kolkata house. Alpona, Pujo, Narkel Nadu – it was a total bong affair altogether.
Here’s my festival dairy and some mythology dose for the auspicious day.
Ganpati Baapa Mourya!