The early morning silence is broken by ‘shonkho dhwoni‘ (blowing of the conch shell) and ‘daak‘( traditional drum). Maa (Durga) has arrived in full pomp and style !! ❤ It is time to unveil her face 🙂 Time for Bodhon, Amantran and Adibhas 🙂 Maa is here to stay with her children for the next five days ………and we Bongs wait in anticipation for these five days of festivities, rest of the year – Durga Puja !!
We save the whole year to splurge for celebrating these five days. Shopping becomes our biggest passion, from clothes, shoes, accessories to household items or may be some trip……….the limitless list and the fathomless Bengali pocket ! 😉
Dolling ourselves, just like our Puja pandals and teasing our palate with lip- smacking food at the food stalls, becomes the high point of our days !! 😀 yeah……..showing off our latest wardrobe collection is HIGHLIGHTED !! 😉 Fever -pitch excitement, cultural programmes and gossip with friends and relatives…..becomes regular feature !!
Staying awake till wee hours of the morning with endless cups of tea and coffee, cracking lame jokes and the general bonhomie marks these five unusual five days of celebration !! Dugga, Dugga !! 😀
Standing in queues for hours for Bhog prasad and looking for a comfy corner to sit and relish, is the ultimate bargain. ❤
Aaahhh…….i miss Jabalpur my friends and family there. 🙂
Bhog = cook cereals offered to Maa Durga, along with veggie accompaniments.
What i present here today, is a diluted version of ‘that’ Bhog prasad with some choice veggies to give company, so named it the Durga Puja Platter.
Individual post will follow for each food item.
Dugga, Dugga !
Happy cooking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀