Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi
For Bengalis, Mahalaya is a special day always. Today is the starting of Devi Paksha and the ending of Pitri-Paksha. We have a special feeling, an emotion attached with this day. In this City of Joy, you can have the full flavor of Durga Puja. Today, literally the countdown begins and shopping malls get the highest crowd for these days.
Mahalaya reminds me that ‘Ma Asche’ and the coming 5 days will be the best fun-filled days of this year. Because for Bengalis, Durga Pujo means Adda with friends, movie, good foods, new dress and pandal hopping.
It is believed that today, Ma Durga starts her journey for the earth with family and she kills the demon ‘Mahishasura’ after a furious battle. The day marks beginning of women power and Durga Ma comes to bless humans with her divine blessings. Mahalaya is observed just 7 days before the Durga Puja so for us, the day is the final call to complete all shopping and let’s get ready to celebrate it.
For us, Mahalaya means, listening Virendra Vadra’s ‘Mahishasuramardini’ in All India Radio. All Bengal gets up at the Pre-dawn hours for this. Even we can’t think this day without the song, Bajlo Tomar Alor Benu.
With Mahalaya I love to flaunt my #sareeswag and it gives me immense happiness and joy. It is a blissful day for me.
I love to experiment with the draping style always and this time I have tried my yellow kanjivaram with a black dress. Isn’t it interesting?
The draping is very easy and good to carry for those who are not much comfortable with saree. I am not a saree person so such draping style is my best choice always. Here I ditch accessories except for this fabulous neckpiece. This big choker has added all the oomph to this look.
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The day is the celebration of Women Power. It reminds me that we, the Women can fight against all the odds and achieve whatever we want. Women are the source of power, they fight, they love, they give birth to a child.
Ma Durga signifies the immeasurable power of the universe and implies feminine zing. In this look, my ’big bindi’ represents the third eye of Durga Ma. The three-eyed mother Durga is known as ‘Triyambake Gauri’. Symbolically the left eye represents desire – the moon; the right eye is the sun and the third eye represents knowledge or Fire.
According to Hindu Puran, Lord Shiva destroyed Kama Deva by his third eye so it represents the demolition of desire and last. In today’s world, crime, corruption, rape all these evil things can be demolished by this third eye. In this earth, we women represent Ma Durga and we have that third eyed power to abolish the negativity and corruption.
I pray to Durga MA, to make this world a better place to live.
Happy Puja to All!!
Keep a close watch on my Instagram Feed, I will come up with some fabulous pujo special OOTDs.
Saree: Local Shop
Black Dress: Abof
Neckpiece: Precious You
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