DASHAMI   

 

This is day the goddess leaves for her home with her children to Kailash. This is the day when Sindhur Khela (vermillion game) is played among married women. Vermillion is applied on each other and sweets are shared. Bengalis greet each other by saying Subho Bijoya and men do Kolakuli (embrace each other). The celebrations ends with the Bengalis immersing the idol (made of clay) in to the water to allow Durga to abode for her husband’s house, amidst the dhak, dholak and sound of the conch shells

This festival is more of a socio-cultural celebration that renews kinship with friends and relatives, rather than following a very strict religious ritual.

 

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