Agartala, 30.09.20214 (ANE): Stage all set for the celebration of Bengali’s grand festival Durga Puja, with the people observing Maha-Shasthi today. Maha Shasthi is perhaps one of the most important day as it is the preparation for the Durga Puja.
Sasthi is the sixth day of Devi Pakhsha and marked the formal beginning of Durga Puja. Bengalis believe that on the day of Sasthi Goddess Durga who is identified with Parvati the divine consort of Shiva comes to home of her father from her husband place with her four children – Ganesha, Kartika, Laxmi and Saraswati. And this seems to be the only reason that the ladies participate in the setting up of the Durga Ghat before the idol on Sasthi. They are formally welcoming Goddess Durga as a daughter on her arrival for three day trip to her father’s house.
However but, the devotees across the capital city Agartala, came out from their houses day before yesterday itself as most of the puja pandals had been opened for them to have a view of Devi Durga.