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Durga Puja, Essentially

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New clothes, toy guns, jalebis, popcorn, lighted streets, getting high on booze, dancing like crazy, passed out people on the streets, Adivasi folk dancers, a lot of police, balloons……

Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. The festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahisasura. Along with a few other Indian states where it is widely celebrated, in Assam too it is a five day annual holiday.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

2 thoughts on “Durga Puja, Essentially

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