2017 Durga Puja in Silchar
Silchar is located in the state of Assam in India. This place is
the head quarters of Cachar district and lies on the banks of
the river Barak. The population of this district mainly
comprises of Bengalese and hence Durga Puja is the most
important religious festival of Silchar and its neighboring
districts. Durga Puja Silchar turns into festive atmosphere when Durga Puja
arrives. Silchar celebrates Durga Puja with all its rituals. The
festival starts with Mahalaya or the invitation for the goddess
Durga and her five children to come down to earth. It occurs
seven days before the Durga Puja. Goddess is invited by singing
devotional songs and by chanting mantras from Chandi Kavya.
The idol of goddess Durga will be readied from the maha shashti
day by performing Chakshu Daan. Unveiling the face of the Durga
idol is the main ritual of this day. Other major rituals include
Bodhon or giving life to the idol, Amontron and Adibas. On the
early morning of the sapthami day the Nabapatrika or the Banaba
bride is given bath as part of worshiping nine types of plants.
The main pujas will start after this bath. The goddess will be
offered flowers and food each day to please the goddess and to
get blessings from her.
Thousands of devotees visit the place where the idol is kept and
offer Anjali in the morning. In the evening, it is time for the
Sandhi puja which marks the joining of Ashtami and Navami days.
Bhog or the food is supplied to the devotees visiting the place
on the ninth day. The bhog includes meat. On the last day of the
puja, the dasami day a farewell is given to the godess after
performing the pujas in the morning. The idol is immersed in a
nearby river. The people visit the durga idol during the durga puja
and get the blessings. It is carnival time in Silchar Durga Puja
everybody enjoys the festival irrespective of their religion.
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Durga Puja in Silchar Pandal Location Venue Address Karimganj
Hailakandi Barak Valley