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People throng markets for Durga Puja
People throng markets for Durga Puja

AGRATALA, September 28 (TIWN): Only two days left for Durga Puja, Bengalis' biggest festival. The people of the city are busy in buying clothes and other items at the market. Garment shops and jewelers of the city are busy in handling and managing large group of people who flock to the shops to buy clothes and ornaments for their near and dear ones.

Durga puja is considered to be the staple festival of the people of Bengal and the Bengalis. It is the festival when every Bengali as well the people of Bengal deck themselves in the most fashionable attires and pledges to visit almost all that pandals that are set up at every nooks and corners of the state. Thus the celebration that the state adorns itself with is worth witnessing but the ritual and social celebrations of the festival have changed a lot as well.

Age old drums have given way to loud and voluminous film songs. Even though the taste and the pattern of celebration have shifted from its purest and ancient forms but the moods of celebrations are still intact. The enthralling tunes of Dhak and vibrant dance forms are integrating parts of the fiesta, said a resident of the city.

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