COLOURS OF INDIA

Durga Puja & The Vibrant Eastern States of India
The most ecstatic season for Bengalis has arrived, as they prepare for the Navratri festival. It is better known as Durga Puja in the Eastern States of India and symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Being the most significant festival, it is celebrated with much joie de vivre amongst the Bengalis. During the ten days of celebration, people come together to set up colourfully decorated pandals with beautiful idols of Goddess Durga and married women greet each other by applying vermillion (sindur) on each others faces. The entire community acquires quite a fascinating dimension during these ten. READ MORE

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