Durga Puja: On Mahaashtami, the crowd of those who paid floral tributes to the mother, worshiped the virgins - Newztezz Online


Monday, October 3, 2022

Durga Puja: On Mahaashtami, the crowd of those who paid floral tributes to the mother, worshiped the virgins

In West Bengal, the worship of Maa Durga is being celebrated with great pomp on the day of Maha Ashtami. Since morning there is a crowd of people giving wreaths to Maa Gauri, so Kumari worship is being done at different places.

Durga Puja festival is being celebrated with pomp in West Bengal . In Bengal, there is a tradition of paying floral tributes to Maa Durga on Maha Ashtami. Since Monday morning, there has been a rush of people giving wreaths in the puja pandals. Chanting chants resonate in various puja mandaps and devotees can be seen paying homage to the mother with devotion and emotion. Along with this, there is a law to worship Kumari on Maha Ashtami and Navami. Kumari Puja is being done since morning at Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission established in Howrah by Swami Vivekananda.

Along with Kolkata, there is a lot of enthusiasm among the people about the worship of Kumari in the districts. On this day, there is a law to worship the girl child as a mother and the Kumari Puja festival is followed with great pomp.

The worship of Kumaris takes place in Belur Math.

Kumari Puja on Mahashtami is very famous in Belur Math. One of the rituals of Durga Puja is Kumari Puja. Red Banarasi sari, sandalwood on forehead, lotus flower in hand and happy smile on small face. In this way the goddess is worshiped in the form of Kumari. History is associated with Kumari Puja here. Kumari Puja was started by Swami Vivekananda's guru and great Kali devotee Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Kumari Puja was started by Swami Vivekananda in 1901 at Belur Math. He worshiped 9 virgins with conch shell, yantra, prasad, rings and clothes in the presence of Mother Sharda. According to tradition, Kumari Devi is also worshiped along with Uma.

Tradition changed in Tarapith temple, this year Kumari Puja is being done

Kumari Puja was held at many places including Belur Math on Mahashtami, but there was no Kumari Puja in Tarapith, but this year this tradition is going to change. It has been decided by the Tarapith temple committee to perform Kumari Puja on Ashtami. Here, of course, the mother of Kumari Devi will be worshiped in the form of Tara. Kumari Puja is arranged in the Nath temple which is situated opposite the main sanctum sanctorum of the Tarapith temple. Similarly, preparations for Kumari Puja have also started in Kashimbazar, Murshidabad. Kumari Puja is organized here every year on the day of Ashtami. Apart from this, many rituals are also performed before Sandhi Puja. Sandhi Puja begins by bursting firecrackers here. The specialty here is that Kumari Puja is organized on both the seventh and eighth day in Kasimbazar Rajbari.

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