Durga puja- The festival of Home coming

Kaustav Ghosh

Durga puja- The festival of four days.

The festival we wait for 360 days for that four days.

The festival of forgetting all the pain, loss and failure.

The festival to re-energised yourself.

But you may ask why its the festival of homecoming?

Many people travel outside this time.

May be they are finding home outside home?

For a change or for getting some new flavor.

Flavor of life.

Now about home coming.

I found it, I found it.

The secret to happiness.

The happiness of durga puja.

Bengalis-

Mostly god loving, less god fearing.

We think god is dearer than dearest.

This is why durga become daughter from goddess.

A daughter coming to his parents after marriage.

Be it four days or one.

When she comes,

Specially after marriage, long time no meeting.

Yes I can feel it.

Yes I can feel the joy.

I can feel the happiness.

Specially after my sisters marriage-

When she come after longtime.

Me along with my parents and sister

I smell the essence of durga puja.

I can feel the same happiness.

May be this is what durga puja is all about-

To find durga in every daughter.

Durga puja-not only the homecoming of holy mother.

But also the home coming of every soul from dust.

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