Durga Puja is one of the most significant festivals that Bengalis globally celebrate.
This 5-day festival is celebrated with all the pomp, show and enthusiasm every year.
Each day of pujo is filled with several rituals, observances and commemorates a different event.
Durga Puja, 2021 commenced from October 11 to October 15. The first day of festival is called Maha Shashti which is also the sixth day of Navratri. Followed by Maha Saptami, Maha Durga Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijaya Dashami.
The first day of the festival, Maha Shashti, marks the beginning of Durga Puja celebrations.
The main celebration of Maha Shashti revolves around the unveiling of Durga Maa's face on the idols that are displayed in various various pujo pandals across the nation.
Daak that are the drums are also banged at every pujo pandal, and several other rituals are also performed on this day.
The four significant rituals performed on this day are Kalparamba, Bodhan, Amantran, and Adhibas.
The welcoming ceremony of Durga Maa is called Bodhan after which the devotees starts the Pandal hopping and other traditional customs begin after Maha Shashti.
The Vidhi on Maha Shashti starts is the starting of the puja, Kalparamvo, followed by Bodhan which is consecration of the idol of Ma Durga, next Amantran which is inviting the Ma Durga and Adhibas that is sanctifying the stay of the Ma Durga in the pandals.