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Durga Puja 2018: Saptami

Saptami Puja at Belur Math, on 16 October 2018. Saptami Puja The important point to note here is that a living medium is necessary to invoke the indwelling  of a deity.  It is through a living medium that Divinity manifests itself. …

Durga Puja 2018 : Kalparambha

Kalparambha on the Shasthi Tithi, at Belur Math, during Durga Puja on 15 Oct 2018. Kalparambha is a ritual done early in the morning of shasthi tithi during Durga Puja. It is mainly an act of making the samkalpa or “sacramental…

Durga Puja 2018 : Bodhan

Bodhan of Sri Sri Ma Durga, at Belur Math, on 14 Oct 2018. ‘Bodhan‘ literally means ‘awakening’. It is the ritual performed at the Sandhya or dusk. The Hindu mythology holds that all gods and goddesses go to sleep for six months during…