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Basanti Puja celebrations begins at Durgabari


By TC News Desk

Agartala, 15th April 2024:  Amidst fervent chants and vibrant rituals, the Basanti Puja festivities have commenced with splendor at Durgabari in the capital city of Agartala.

Today, on the auspicious occasion of Maha Saptami, devotees congregated in large numbers to partake in the traditional celebrations.

Durga Puja, a cherished festival among Hindus and Bengalis, typically observed in the month of Ashwin, sees its counterpart, Basanti Puja, in the month of Chaitra. This year, the Basanti Puja at Durgabari, Agartala, has unfolded in a deeply religious ambiance, echoing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Speaking about the ongoing rituals, a priest of the temple remarked that the Basanti Puja, organized under government initiative, has commenced with the Bodhan ceremony on Monday, marking the official beginning of the festivities. The devotees’ presence has been remarkable, particularly on Mahasaptami Tithi, signifying the devotion and reverence towards the divine.

As the celebrations continue, tomorrow will mark Maha Ashtami, where devotees will fervently offer prayers to the Goddess Durga, seeking blessings for happiness and peace in the coming year.

The Basanti Puja at Durgabari stands as a testament to the enduring traditions and spiritual fervor embraced by the community, fostering unity and reverence among its participants.

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