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Monday, September 14, 2009

2013 Mumbai Durga Puja

2013 Durga Puja in Mumbai

Durga puja as the most celebrated among all Bengali Hindus in Mumbai.

We have seen that Puja starts with Birendra Krishna Bhadra's immoral chandipath in the morning on Mahalaya day, the day Ma Durga was assigned the task of eliminating evil.

Durga puja always witness us to visit our native place. People are always eager to go back to home and be with their parents, bothers and sisters. It is grand ocassion when old and new relatives and friends get a chance to meet each other.

There is always a debate as which is the major festival of hindus. There are festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Rath Yatra, Janmastami, Diwali, Rakhi Purnima, Maha ShivRatri etc. Communities among hindus prefer a perticular festival as their major festival and it is easy to confess that the most celebrated festival in Bengali Community and other community is Durga Puja.

During Puja children receive gifts from parents like cloths etc and among bengalis it is an annual complusory gift. There is a custom among Bengali hindus that they put on new cloths and worship the divine mother.

The pre-puja days atmosphere in Mumbai is incredibly awesome and the mood of euphoria among the people is just cannot be expressed in words.

Durga Puja Organisations / Clubs in Mumbai :

Ramakrishna Mission Durga Puja
Kandivali East Bengali Association,
Shivaji Park in central Mumbai,
Lokhandwala Garden.
Mumbai Sarbojonin Durgoutsav Committee
PBWA Durga Puja in Powai (Mumbai Suburban District)
Lokhandwala Durga Pooja Mahotsav
New Bombay Bengali Association (NBBA)
New Bengal Club - Thane
Bandra Durga Puja
Nare Park Sarbojanin Durgotsav, East Parel
south Mumbai Durga Bari Samiti
Durga Puja celebration - at Kalbadevi
Pragati Club - Vasai
Assam Bhawan Durga Puja, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
The Bombay Sarbojonin Durgotsav

Durga Puja are also celebrated in Thane city, Vasai, Walkeshwar, Santa cruz, Charni Road, Kalbadevi, Nala Sopara, Bhayander and Navi Mumbai, Powai, Bandra, Shivaji Park etc

Durga Puja in Pune:

Durga Puja is also celebrated in Pune ( Maharashtra), below are some durga puja location in Pune.

Kali Bari (Behind Pune University)
AFMC (Opposite Race Course)
Modern College Grounds (Shivajinagar)
Punya Nagri Banga Samaj, Gagangiri Mangal Karyalay, Dhanowrie Road
Pune Banga Sanmelani’s Purbo Poona Durgotsav, Hadapsar
NDA Sarbajanin Durga Puja, NDA Mandir
Koregaon park in Pune
Kari Bari Samiti, Khadki
Bangiya Sanskriti Samsad, Congress Bhavan
Bengalee Association, Modern College Ground
Pune Camp Durga Puja Committee, Near Wanowrie Post Office
Banga Bharati, Pimpri

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