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Happy Festivities- Greetings from India!

Durga Maa

Here's wishing my dearest World Pulse friends, a very happy and prosperous festive season!

Durga Puja (Worship of Goddess Durga is considered the main festival of my Bengali community), is almost here and the fun begins this Sunday.

Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami,are the 4 main days of celebration where people, young and old,dressed to the nines, visit various pandals ( temporary fabricated structure, mainly used to keep the idol of Goddess Durga ) and enjoy sumptuous food, normally known as 'Bhog'.

The festival epitomizes the victory of good over evil. It recalls the power of Female 'Shakti' ( feminine and creative power, strength) symbolized by Goddess Durga who slays 'Asura' ( the evil Buffalo demon ) to re-establish peace and sanctity on earth. It is a day to rejoice and reconnect with friends and relatives.Dance,music and much fanfare add to the attractions of the festivity.

May this Durga Puja,bring lots of love,harmony and tolerance in our hearts and give us the strength to fulfill our dream of a just and peaceful society.

Lots and lots of love to all.

P.S.- lots of shopping still left, so i might be little out of action on WP for few days. But i will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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UpasanaC's picture

Same to you :)

Have fun- filled celebrations :)

Cheers to Life

Mukut's picture

Hello Upsi

Upsiii,

thank you dearest. You know i have visited Bangalore many times and absolutely love that place.My sister completed her studies from there and worked for a couple of years in the city. Well i was in Blr,in 2010 to celebrate Pujas and it was fantastic.

Hope you have fun as well.

Much love

Mukut Ray

Kim Crane's picture

Joy!

Thank you for spreading the celebration globally with this beautiful post! Wishing you joyful festivities. May the love, harmony, and tolerance be felt far and wide!

Kim

Mukut's picture

Thank you Kim

Thank you so much for the lovely wishes.

Much love,

Mukut Ray

Wendyiscalm's picture

WOW ! I'm there is spirit

WOW, Mukut !

I am happy you are sharing this for several reasons. Not the least of which is that YOU, my dear friend, and all the people of your country who have suffered so much, been through so much and stood for so much, have the chance to come together in lightness, and song and smiles. That to me is part of the process to peace. You and all the rest SO DESERVE this time and this feeling. As we say in America "Let it all hang out". Be yourself. Enjoy.

I am with you in spirit and may get dressed in a special dress and do a little dance in my living room and pretend I am with youl

Love, hugs and ubuntu,

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Mukut's picture

Wendy dearest

Wendy thank you so much for the lovely wishes. And yes,i will be shaking a leg or two and will remember you.

This celebration and joy is much needed.Will keep you all in my prayers.

Thank you and lots of love.

Hugs

Mukut Ray

shirl1000's picture

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mukut, Thanks for sharing about your celebration. You gave a great description...it makes me want to be there to share it with you. Have a blessed celebration. Shirl

Sending love and peace,
Shirl

Mukut's picture

Thank you Shirl

Thank you so much for the wishes.

Much love and hugs,

Mukut Ray

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