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Monday, January 30, 2023

    With Bhog, Dhak And Dhunuchi Dance, Festive Mood Envelops Guwahati

    The puja committees in the city are offering a cultural bonanza, be it in terms of idols, pandal decoration, food or events

    The much-awaited Durga Puja is here and a festive mood has gripped the state capital. The illuminated city streets with colourful pandals and devotional Shakti vandana permeated a feel-good charm. Durga Puja symbolizes homecoming of Goddess Durga for five days to her paternal home from Kailash.

    The puja committees in the city are also offering a cultural bonanza, be it in terms of idols, pandal decoration, food or events.

    The last-minute shoppers continued to flock shopping malls, sweet shops, jewellery shops and mobile, electronics and automobile showrooms are bustling with attractive offers. Also, the makeshift jalebi-stalls attracted a large number of families, eager to get the best deals to gift on the occasion.

    The Puja committees in the city have come up with different themes and creative idols and pandal structures. Many of the artistes were flown down from neighbouring West Bengal and other states.

    The Bishnupur Sarbajanin Durga Puja committee has designed their pandal on the theme of Ram Mandir of Ayodhya with almost pinpoint accuracy in the structure. On the other hand, Pandora of Avatar with famous characters from the film Jake Sully and Neytiri designed at Bishnupur Bimala Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee is certainly going to draw crowds this year.

    The Kahilipara Colony Sarbojonin Durga Utsav Committee have created a replica of ITC Royal Bengali giving tough competitions to the prominent pujas. The puja mandap at Chatribari in Guwahati has paid tribute to country’s space agency ISRO. They have created models of Chandrayan-II’s Vikram Lander and the launch pad at Sriharikota.

    The must-visit Hawa Mahal replica put up by Bhairabtala Sarbojaneen Durgotsuv Samity is all set to captivate revellers this time.

    The five-day celebrations began on October 4th, 2019 with Shashti-the sixth day of the Devipaksha-followed by Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijaya Dashami.

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