Revelling in songs of unity | Bhubaneswar Information newsfragment

BHUBANESWAR: Communal unity is the hallmark of the Durga Puja organised by means of District Centre House owners’ Affiliation at Chandrasekharpur, which used to be began by means of a Muslim member in 2008.
Muslim and Christian households have additionally been participating within the competition since next. “The Durga Puja in our area began from the house of S K Shahjahan, a member of the puja committee. The priests who come to perform the rituals stay in his house. He also helps other members in organising the puja,” stated Saroj Kanta Mallik, secretary of the puja committee.
“The committee is proud of its secular flavour. The water and soil needed for the puja are taken from my house. The mandap is near my home. Whenever I think about the start of the puja, I feel happy,” stated Shahjahan. Any other main enchantment is the Kumari Puja. “On Navami, we will invite 21 young girls and worship them as goddesses,” stated Mallik, including, “The committee will distribute prasad and organise cultural programmes from Saptami to Bijoya Dashami.”
The competition continues for 15 days and ends with Gajalaxmi Puja. Nearest immersion of the Durga idol, the similar pandal might be worn for 3 days for Gajalaxmi Puja. The committee has attempted to book the party easy. The individuals stated devotional songs and dance programmes will draw in pandal-hop – pers and d evo t e e s to the mandap. “Many people also take part in our idol immersion procession,” stated Mallik.

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