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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 in silchar and get the blessings. It is carnival time in Silchar Durga Puja festival and everybody enjoys the festival irrespective of their religion.

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Durga Puja in Silchar Pandal Location Venue Address Karimganj Hailakandi Barak Valley
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