Rituals of Durga Puja at Bonedi houses in Kolkata

Rituals of Durga Puja at Bonedi houses in Kolkata

Rituals are the most important part of the Durga Puja of Bonedi Houses. Durga Pooja is the grand festival of Kolkata as well as in Bengal. The Rituals are strictly maintained in the traditional poojas of Bonedi houses from the Day1 (Maha Shasti) to Day5 (Vijaya Doshomi or Dussera). The poojas, organized by different associations or the “Barwari Poojas” perform the basic customs of worshipping the Goddess Durga.  Besides the basic customs, there are some other types of customs related to…

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Glimpse of Bonedi Barir Durga Puja at Kolkata

Glimpse of Bonedi Barir Durga Puja at Kolkata

Durga Puja in Kolkata is the grand social event. It is not just the event or the festival, but it also carries the sentiment of homecoming,  the feeling of the first love and the clustering of happiness that one can cherish throughout the year. It is celebrated for five days to honor the Goddess Durga and her sons and daughters who are also God and Goddess. In Kolkata, you can find two types of pujas. One is “Barwari”  or “Sarbojonin”…

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Sandcastle: The Cause of Misery

Sandcastle: The Cause of Misery

Sandcastle is also built up in the mind based on false beliefs and wrong assumptions. People believe this castle of lies will protect them from the harsh truth of life. But, they cannot imagine that it will bring misery when the tide of reality sweeps away that sandcastle

WP-Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient.

WP-Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient.

It’s so funny that we want permanent things in the impermanence of life. Life is transient. So, everything attached with our living is transient like the autumn clouds that float away with the passing time. Life is short. We make it lengthy by searching stability, safety, and securities in this short span of living. But at the end when it is going to disappear, we try to back it again. We just miss the opportunity of living in the present….

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#AtoZChallenge: Z is For Zest for Life

#AtoZChallenge: Z is For Zest for Life

 Zest for life? It is a positive approach towards the life that moves life with excitement and enthusiasm. Life will be just waiting for death if one loses it.  Hence, the zest is everything that makes the life beautiful.  It comes from inner happiness. If you happy from inside, you will find tremendous enthusiasm in your every activity. Discovering that inner happiness of life is the most important thing to bring back the zest of childhood. Zen of living: If…

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#AtoZChallenge: Y is For Youthfulness

#AtoZChallenge: Y is For Youthfulness

Youthfulness is the life force, which you cannot be determined by ages. An 80 years old man can be youthful if he still finds the life is exciting as it was in his youth. It is a quality that people have in their youth. The youth, when the world looks like very colorful and charming, when the eyes are full of the dreams, the heart is full of love, when the mind knows to explore the single things of life and…

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#AtoZChallenge: X is For X factor

#AtoZChallenge: X is For X factor

X factor is such exclusive quality of one that we cannot define by words. It is a thing which attracts the people most. Not everyone has such quality.  It is such quality that makes one different in the crowd. The character you often see in school, college, university and in the workplace also. You may notice that somebody in a group is very popular. The whole class wants to be with him or her. His or her presence brings the color…

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#AtoZChallenge: W is for Wound

#AtoZChallenge: W is for Wound

Wound: Every wound has a scar. Every scar has a story. And the moral of that story is “Yes, still I’m living.” It doesn’t matter how many wounds you have.  But, which matters is whether you have found the story of it or not. The story is nothing but the wisdom.  The wisdom is knowing yourself.  The wound is like the window through which you can see yourself.  Rumi said, “The wound is where the light enters you.”  Light comes through the…

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#AtoZChallenge: V is For Vibes

#AtoZChallenge: V is For Vibes

A vibe is the feeling that someone emits by his or her presence. Every emotion is energy.  When a person stays in some good or bad emotional stage, he or she emits his or her feeling,  unintentionally. The feeling has some vibrational frequencies. When the frequency resonates with the frequency of the opposite person, he or she feels good. This good feeling is positive vibes. If you are an honest and always think positive, you will emit positive vibes. You…

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