Engage varied people, communities to organize, showing their talent, ideas and creativity to bring more taste, colour and variations to the event. Organize and perform traditional music shows and performances involving musical groups/societies.
We look forward and will put all our efforts to bring Irish participation in this event. This will give an ample opportunity for the Irish people to feel and enjoy the soul, shade and atmosphere of a true Indian festival.
India being a country of diverse cultures represented by different communities, this event will bring a platform for them to represent their own distinct culture that is oriented with this festival. Will give an ample opportunity for diverse communities to mix, know and enjoy each others tradition.
We will organize for different group/team activities for the participants in the event, that will make it more interesting, creative, fun, interactive and enjoyable.
We target ourselves to be the leading organizer and sole representative from Ireland for this foremost Indian festival event. Will always try to think and perform differently to raise ourselves compared to others.
Invite and welcome people from all over Ireland, thinking to facilitate their travel, accommodation etc. in different ways so they get an opportunity to participate and enjoy the event.
Spread the festival essence to all communities, not confining to a limited group who only knows and cultivates the festival, but to let others understand, feel and enjoy the event.
Unite and bring people together and give them opportunity to take part and celebrate this very special and popular event of India by following all the rituals.
We give priority for good venue that will provide comfort, security and peace of mind to enjoy the event at it very best and also within a comfortable budget for the visitors and participants.
Mahalaya marks the start of the 'Devipaksha' and the end of the 'Pitri-paksha'. The traditional six day countdown to Mahasaptami starts from Mahalaya. Goddess Durga visits the earth for only four days but seven days prior to the Pujas, starts the Mahalaya.
Kalparambha marks the beginning of Durga Puja rituals in West Bengal. Kalparambha is done one day before of Kolabou Puja which is also known as Navpatrika Puja. In most of the years the day of Kalparambha falls on the Shashthi Tithi of the lunar month.
Navpatrika Puja day is also known as Maha Saptami and it is the first day of Durga Puja. In Hinduism a living medium is necessary to invoke the indwelling or spirit of a deity. It is through this living medium devotees can interact with the Divinity and pay homage. On Bilva Nimantran day it was Bilva Tree or its branch in which Goddess Durga was invoked before giving Her Puja invitation for the next day.
Mahashtami, also known as Maha Durgashtami, is second day of Durga Puja. Maha Ashtami is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja (षोडशोपचार पूजा) which is very much similar to Maha Saptami Puja except Prana Pratishtha (प्राण प्रतिष्ठा) which is done only once on Maha Saptami.
On Maha Navami Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahisasuramardini which means the Annihilator of the Buffalo Demon. It is believed that on Maha Navami day Durga killed the demon Mahishasura. In West Bengal, Mahanavami is third and final day of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Navami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja.
Sindoor Utsav is a famous event during Durga Puja especially in West Bengal. On the day of Bengal Vijayadashami idols of Durga are immersed which culminates Durga Puja festivities. In the evening married women applies vermillion, famously known as Sindoor, to each other. After that Bijoya greetings and sweets are exchanged among all.
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Mantras, the integral part of Durga puja are accompanied by the rhythmic beatings of the dhak, smell of the incense sticks,"ululu ""dhoono", and flowers. These create the atmosphere of Durga puja. Chanting of mantras in Sanskrit is essential part of the Durga Puja festival.
Om Jayanti, Mangala, Kali, Bhadrakali, Kapalini. Durga, Shiba, Kshama, Dhatri, Swaha, Swadha Namahstu Te. Esha Sachandana Gandha Pushpa Bilwa Patranjali, Om Hrring Durgaoi Namah
Durga Slokas (which is also known as Devi Mantra) praises Durga as symbol of all divine forces. According to the sloka, Durga is omnipresent as the embodiment of power, intelligence, peace, wealth, morality etc.
Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Matri rupena samsthita, Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shakti rupena samsthita, Ya Devi sarva bhutesu Shanti rupena samsthita, Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah
We are proud to bring this very special festival spirit and flavour in Ireland. Our effort is the first in Ireland to try to unify different Indian communities to harmonize and take part in the celebration.