Durga Puja is more than just a festival of the Bengalis. It is a celebration of life that envelops people of all cultures and religions. You need not be in West Bengal to smell the flavor of Durga Puja. In the age of globalization, the Durga Puja has travelled over oceans and stamped their presence in foreign shores as well. If that is the impact of Durga Puja all over the world, you can imagine what its presence is in the epicenter of it all: Kolkata. The city and the festival take on a life of its own, a life of joy, of togetherness and of living life to the fullest.
In the auspicious fortnight of the Durga Puja, which coincides with Navratri, we take this opportunity to all of you a specially blessed time! The year passes by in our work, business and office, with little respite from the drudgery of daily existence. It is only during the days of the Durga Puja that we can all let our hair down and soak in the spirit of the Devi, the powerful deity, the mother of all things good and the destroyer of all evil. Religious connotations aside, Durga Puja is the perfect time to reach out and spread a smile. It the time to reconnect and rejuvenate that sense of existence, that we call life.
The decorations and the illumination all over are just expressions of the celebrating soul in all of us. It shows how much we all look forward to these days and how much they mean to us. Durga Puja will not be so without the spirit of white floating clouds, the pulsating beats of the ‘dhak’ and the delightful bliss of meeting family and friends after months, sometimes years. The family of 7boats wishes all of you a hearty time during the Durga Puja and Navratri! May you find peace, contentment, fellow-feeling and quality time with your family and friends! It is time to inject fresh life into your days and feel a sense of heady joy!
Happy Pujas and Navratri!