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Durga Puja Day 1 : Festival Spirit soars high across Tripura on Maha Saptami night
Durga Puja Day 1 : Festival Spirit soars high across Tripura on Maha Saptami night
AGARTALA, Oct 16 (TIWN): Capital city Agartala is glittering on Saptami night with colourful decorations, lighting and various theme based pandal organized by clubs for this Durga puja festival, known as the greatest festival of Bengalis all over world. Like every year, Bengal, Tripura, Assam and other states have been observing this Durga puja with full enthusiasm. Children, youngsters, senior citizens all have equally participating in puja celebrations in their own ways. However, reckless drivers on national highways turning irritating and craze of over speed driving is highest amongst youngsters. Law and order has been under tight control with huge numbers of police have been deployed across capital city and other subdivisions. The puja has been observed under tribal, non-tribal harmony. After puja was offered to Goddess Durga in morning with ‘anjali’ (offering of flowers) at 11.30 am with 7 ‘bhogs’ (food offered to Goddess Durga), the evening puja with one ‘bhog’ was offered.The day started off with morning prayers, as the rituals commenced with "pran pratistha" where the deity was symbolically endowed with life and invoked in a group of nine plants bunched together -- the 'Navapatrika'.
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