Bangla-O-Biswa Durga Puja (2006)

Bangla-O-Biswa means literally “Bengal in the World.” Formed in 1981 as a Bengali cultural organization comprised mainly of Hindus from West Bengal, India this group hosts three PujasFor the religious traditions of India, the term puja simply means “worship.. For Hindus, puja is the sequence of hospitality rites through which worshippers honor a deity with offerings such as water, fruit, a coconut, cloth, incense, and an oil lamp, a... (festivals) to various forms of the goddessGoddess is a term used to refer to the female deity, either in the singular as the supreme divine reality, or in the plural as one of many particular or localized feminine deities. In the Hindu tradition, the Goddess refers to the very powerful, even supr... every year: DurgaDurga is one of the names of the Devi as consort of Shiva. Both a mother and a warrior, she is especially known for slaying the buffalo demon, Mahisha. Her autumn festival Durga puja or Navaratri is one of North India’s great celebrations. PujaFor the religious traditions of India, the term puja simply means “worship.. For Hindus, puja is the sequence of hospitality rites through which worshippers honor a deity with offerings such as water, fruit, a coconut, cloth, incense, and an oil lamp, a... in September/October, Kali Puja in October, and Saraswati Puja in February. They also host a Bengali New Year celebration in April and a summer picnic in June.