Celebrating Durga Puja 2023: A Family Guide to Traditions and Rituals

  • By Kintree
  • December 4, 2023
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Durga Puja is one of India’s most colourful and significant festivals. Celebrating the triumph of good over evil, Durga Puja is a time for families to unite and worship the Goddess Durga.

Here’s your ultimate Durga Puja family guide for 2023.

Making the Most of Durga Pujo

Aside from its religious significance, Durga Puja is also a cultural event. The best way to enjoy this festival is to participate in community celebrations, pandal-hopping, cultural performances and delicious food.

Key Rituals and Traditions

Pushpanjali & Aroti
Pushpanjali is a place where you can offer flowers and seek the blessings of the goddess. Aroti is an intriguing ritual where you wave a lamp in front of the deity.

Dhunuchi Naach
Participate in Dhunuchi Naach, a dance performed with a clay pot filled with burning coconut husk, camphor, and incense. It is a lively and rhythmic offering to the goddess.

Cultural Activities
Dance, Music, Drama, and Art are some of the cultural performances that take place during Durga puja. They are a reflection of the rich culture and tradition.

Engage in communal feasts or 'bhog,' where a lavish spread of food is prepared for the goddess and distributed among the believers.

Sandhi Pujo
Join in the celebration marking the end of Ashtami and the beginning of Navami. This period of transition is considered highly auspicious and sacred.

Sindur Anushthan
Witness or participate in the Sindur khela where married women sprinkle sindur or vermilion on the deity and then lick it on each other to symbolise marital bliss.

Attend the farewell celebration at Visarjan where Durga’s idols are immersed in the water to signify her return to the heavenly realm.

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Kintree: Strengthening Family Bonds

Amid the festivities, Kintree can help to foster a sense of unity and family unity. As a family-centric platform, Kintree enables you to create and share your family tree, ensuring that all family members stay connected and engaged.

Celebrate Durga Puja with Kintree

Sharing Family Trees: Durga Puja is a time to share family heritage and reconnect with loved ones, bridging the gap between generations and commemorating the essence of the family.

Coordination of Events: Efficiently organise and manage Durga Puja activities, ensuring that everyone is synchronised and actively participating in the festivities.

Sharing Photos: Upload your pictures and videos from the festive season of Durga Puja on Kintree to create a digital keepsake of your special day.

Celebrate the festival of Durga with your loved ones, engaging in traditional customs and rituals. Allow Kintree to accompany you on this joyous journey of unity and devotion.

May the Goddess bless you and your family with her blessings.

Shubha Durga Puja!

How are you celebrating Durga Puja this year? Let us know in the comments section below.


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