She was Never so Beautiful

It all started and I had no hopes… … … It was benthic when aroused a small fragrance, blowing wind and a lovely sunshine calling me to the world of light, sound, color, and… … … I woke up… …

This morning is sooooo… … … special coz she is arriving. She does every year, but every time in a special way… … A special prayer of each, a special thought to teach, a special meeting to plan, a special crowd to hang… … … Finally my day came… … … I had none but my family as m crowd… … We began as usual, with full enthusiasm, new clothes, new hopes, new plans on, and set out… …

Last 7 years in Kolkata, my Puja was roaming centered. I mean Kolkatans tend to regain their ancestral qualities of being wanderers in these 4 days of Puja and so did I… … …

Somewhere deep inside I always missed the customs, gatherings of family, children howling around, etc… that happens in the villages… Fortunate enough I had experienced once in m childhood…

Its hard to believe, but unexpectedly true, that this time, although being miles apart from Bengal, I experienced all that again… … although in a different heu, Bangalore rocked… …

Shashti, saptami and ashtami… … all these three days I enjoyed thoroughly… … she was never so beautiful… … blended with colors, chandi path, pushpanjali, arati, dhak er tale dhunuchi nach… … it was a new life… … … everything along with children singing rabindra sangeet, painting, debate competition, collage competition, musical chair, 16’s ramp walk, 70’s shank bajanor competition… … and so on… … …

The most important and enjoyable part was the typical Bengali bhog… … khichudi, fulkopir torkari, posto, chatni, papar, rosogolla… … I ask for nothing more…

Missing are m friend’s company, m parar deity in Kolkata and m thamma a lot… …

Hope each one is enjoying their bit… … …

Wish you all a happy festival and a keen waiting for Kali Puja… … …







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