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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Why celebrating Mahalaya before Durga Puja In Bengal?

 

 

 




The festive mood gets started in India with the celebration of Durga Puja. Durga Puja or Navratri is one of India's most popular festivals that no Indian perhaps want to miss. 


West Bengal remains the centre of attraction during Durga Puja, and here, the festivity begins with the celebration of 'Mahalaya'. 


Mahalaya is celebrated on Amavasya Tithi, and it is the day when “ Pitru Paksha” ends and “Devi Paksha” starts. People believe that it is the day when Ma Durga starts her voyage to her maternal home on the earth from Mount Kailash. 


Mahalaya is celebrated to applaud the victory of Devi Durga over demon Mahishashura. The day is also celebrated by worshipping the ancestors of the Bengalees.  People pray for peace for the departed souls of the family. 


The members of a family, who take part in Shraddha, first need to take a bath to purify themselves. Many prefer to take a bath in the river Ganga on that particular day early in the morning. Then Shraddha or Pinda Dana takes place with the help of priests. Shraddha means to devote cooked rice mixed with ghee and black sesame seeds in the ancestor's name. 


Mahalaya is an auspicious day, following which many Pooja Organizers in West Bengal bring their “Durga Pratima” to their Pooja Pandals. So, we can say that from Mahalaya, people start enjoying the festive mood of the long-awaited Durga Pooja.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

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                                        Book Spotlight


            The Adventures on Doryu: Raid on the Evil Dragon Nest 

 



Book Blurb:


Raid on the Evil Dragon Nest is first in The Adventures on Doryu series.

Doryu, fictional, beautiful, green planet is located on the far side of the Milky Way.

Once upon a time Doryu was in the same solar system as earth. In fact, it was known as the sister planet. However, the Evil Dragons who wanted to rule Doryu, dragged the planet to the far side of the Milky Way. They did this because the earthlings always helped the Doryuans defeat the Evil Dragons.

This series is about how the young Princes of the countries of Pymra and Princesses of the Great Seas in Doryu, along with the other beings, have helped save the planet from the rule of the Evil Dragons.

An exciting new original series by traveller and writer Girish Khare, via the fictional personality of Commander Maddox Hatter aka the Madhatter. Beautifully illustrated by Saurabh Shrivastava, the Art Director, who has been associated with the author for more than 20 years, working on various creative projects together. They have created a world of pure fantasy much to the delight of children between the ages of 7 and 14 approximately. The series is currently running as an online digital event available as VoD on Paytm Insider.

Each story stretches the bright mind of the children of today and has already fascinated children across India and elsewhere. A must-read for your child.
 
 
 
The book  is published by Notion Press and is a perfect choice for young readers. Parents can choose this book for helping their kids to develop reading habits.
 
The Book Review will be shared soon
 
You can Buy the book from amazon link here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D8L5BDM?binding=paperback&ref=dbs_dp_rwt_sb_tpbk

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Book Reader VS Book Reviewer

 

In my journey as a book lover I came across this debating topic many times. I personally need to answer many readers and even authors about my view on the topic Book Reader VS  Book Reviewer. So here are my takes on this topic.

 

 

1. Book reader is the one who loves reading books and enjoys the moments while spending time with favorite books. Reader enjoys the contents and might have a favorite list of authors whose books he/she love to read. The only concern for them is personal enjoyment and improving taste of literature through books.

 

2. Book Reviewer is also a book lover and reader but with a touch of specialization. A reviewer not only enjoys reading books but also prefers readings across various genres.  Proper analysis of the book is done various parameters from title to cover page, from plot to character building, from writing style to climax building. In short reviewer makes SWOT analysis of the book and presents the book to the audience for making the smart buy. Reviewer acts as an influencer to market the book with their reviews. They mention the pros and cons. Reviewer even highlight who can be the targeted audience for the same and also help author to reach them. Well, it can be very well said that they help authors deliver better in next assignment and helps readers choose the best book of their taste and preference.

 

The job of a Book Reviewer is under the belt job which is critical but didn’t get the due recognition.

 

So what’s your take on this?  Don’t forget to share 

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