Last Updated on October 5, 2008 by Christine Kaaloa
I’m here during festival season!
What is festivals season to India but bright colors, lights, giant floats, ceremonies and the twitter of excitement. The celebration is Durga Puja (‘puja’ or ‘pooja’ meaning ‘worship’). The Hindu Goddess Durga is the goddess of power and the mother of all female deities (more info here). For ten days, Durga tents and shrines go up all around the city, housing statues of Durga or enactment of her, slaying the evil demon, Mahishasura, who aimed to take over the world.
Below is a slide show of a few of these celebrations around town: