India is undoubtedly the land of festivities and cultures. The country has a holiday to celebrate every month. Sometimes, the holiday lasts for more than a day. With different religions, languages, and traditions, India has collectively become rich in festivals.
The major festivals in India that are celebrated with gaiety on a large scale starts from September. After the end of Pitru Paksha, begins Mahalaya which marks the arrival of Durga Puja. This year Mahalaya is celebrated on September 17. However, due to a ‘mala mash’ is a month, which has two new moons or ‘Amavasya’, this year Durga Puja will begin after 35-days of Subho Mahalaya.
Durga Puja normally happens in the month of ‘Ashwin’ but now it will take place in the next month, that is, ‘Kartik’. Ashwin is a ‘mala mash’ due to two new moons. The first day of ‘Ashwin’ corresponds to September 17, which is a new moon and the second one will be on October 16, the 29th day of ‘Ashwin’, in the Hindu calendar.
Festivals in India, especially Durga Puja preparations start before a month. In West Bengal, it is popularly called ‘Durgo Pujo’ and is the major festival for Bengalis. Celebrations and worship begin on Sasthi, the sixth day. Women wear colourful Bengali sarees, do makeup, and adorn jewelleries. Married women also conducts ‘Sindoor Khela’. Right from Dhaak Beats Sandhi Pujo, Dhanuchi Dance to Sindoor Khela, each and every ancient ritual holds great significance.
For Durga Puja 2020, we have brought to you some amazing shopping sites from where you can shop traditional Bengali sarees this Durga Puja:
The online shopping website aims to bring unique creations of age-old Indian crafts and tradtions of various artisanal community. The brand offers beautiful and authentic handloom traditional prints like Kalamkari, Shibori, Hand block, Dabu, Indigo, and Phentiya prints.
This online shopping website and app is an extension of Reliance trends. Apart from the brands available on trends, it also offers top design labels like Indie picks, Rangriti to name a few.
The e-commerce shopping site offers a wide variety and range of Bengali sarees.
From Chabbra 55 to Indus, Myntra offers several homegrown brands with a wide collection and designs of Bengali sarees.