2013 Durga Puja Celebrations in Mumbai, Bombay Maharashtra
Durga Puja, the most important festival of Bengal is not only limited to Bengal but it has been spread to every nook and corner of the country by the Bengalis settled there. Durga Puja popularly known as ‘Sharodotsav’ is the most happening festivals of the Bengalis. Durga Puja is the autumnal festival that recalls the power of ‘Shakti’ symbolized by Goddess Durga who kills Mahishashura to establish peace and sanctity on earth.
Durga Puja is celebrated auspiciously in Mumbai where the familiar sounds of Bengal’s Dhak, Dhunuchi and devotional songs of Goddess Durga gives a similar tug to every Bengali residing in this city.
This divine festival is a time of re-union of Bengalis residing all over Mumbai. Durga Puja is celebrated in Mumbai in Mulund, Shivaji Park, Andheri, Lokhandwala, Santacruz (North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee). The Kalbadevi Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee in the city of Mumbai celebrates Durga Puja in a grand way starting from the day of Mahashashti and ending up with the immersion of idols in Girgaum, Chawpaty on the day of Dashami.