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Invoking the Spirit of Durga
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Invoking the Spirit of Durga

'Baro mashey tero parbon' — an expression that belongs solely to this dazzling delta and its people. These 'tero parbon'-s embrace all religious and seasonal festivals that are as old as the land itself. From joyful, colourful, welcoming processions to cheerful festivities centred on the lunar calendar, the nation has a long-standing pride of celebrating every occasion. This mirth and joy is seen in Durga Puja as a vibrant shade as it celebrates vanquishing evil in whatever form it can take.

Her return to the mortal  abode
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Her return to the mortal abode

Puja is a time when you pledge yourself to the glory of the Hindu gods; a time dedicated to spiritual devotion and cultural exclusivity. This is a time when you are at your cultural best; approximating the traditions and norms set by society.

The coming of Durga
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The coming of Durga

A long drive outside the city would have you gaping at the miles and miles of silvery feathery kashful.

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