Excellent collection of Durga puja pix... Pankaj ji.
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Shantanu Bhattacharya <shnt...@gmail.com
> > Hi
> > wish you all Subho Mohalaya with some lovely Dahlia pics
> > Devi paksha has started.
> > May the blessings of Durga Maa be always with you.
> > a brief account on Durga Puja:
> > Durga Puja is the greatest of the festivals of the Bengalis. It is
> > celebrated all over the country. Some perform it individually, some
> > collectively known as Sarvajanin Durgotsav. The best known story of goddess
> > durga is that of her defeating the demon Mahisasur commonly known as Asur.
> > Durga puja is generally celebrated in Bengal in Autumn. Mahalaya is the day
> > when mother goddess arrives...
> > The goddess durga is depicted with ten hands. She symbolises the strength
> > of women,
> > The icons are made of straw and clay and then painted with bright color and
> > decorated with clothes. On the fourth day of worship the icon is immersed in
> > water which is known as Bisarjan.....
> > Regards