Sunday, October 2, 2011

Welcome to Durga Puja @ Jayamahal, Bangalore!

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutey Shu...
Shakti Roopena Sanasthitha
Namas tasyai, Namas tasyai, Namas tasyai, Namo Namaha!

To the Goddess who abides in all beings as power: Salutations to thee!

Friends, welcome to Durga Puja @ Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore! Today is Maha Shashti, the first day of the Puja. Goddess Durga is awakened from slumber in a program known as 'Agomoni'. She then goes on to slay the infamous 'Mahishasur or the demon king'!

In Hindu mythology, it is said that the evil Mahishasur started terrorising Heaven and earth. He invaded heaven, defeating Indra, the king of Gods, and drove all the other Gods out of heaven. This led the Gods to convene a meeting and come up with Goddess Durga. She fought with the Mahishasur for nine days. On the 10th day, Goddess Durga finally killed Mahishasur, who had taken refuge in the shape of a Mahish (buffalo).

Given below is a map - with driving directions - to Jayamahal Durga Puja, Bangalore.Naturally, I am involved here. Should you happen to drop by on any of the next three days, especially during afternoon Bhog, or community lunch, I may even serve you! ;)

Welcome, my dear friends, to the 2011 Durga Puja celebrations @ Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore.

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