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Friday 22 October 2021

The Little Booktique Hub to launch, “Winter Reels”, a Christmas Special Anthology



The Little Booktique Hub is delighted to announce that, “Winter Reels, will be released on 25th of December, 2021.


The Little Booktique Hub have launched the anthology titled as Winter Reels” which is a special dedicated to Christmas Eve and is compiled by Divya Venkateswaran. This is an initiative by Rohit Bhatia, who is the owner as well as founder of The Little Booktique Hub and The Writer’s Abode Publication (an affliate of The Little Booktique Hub).

Blurb: “A word after a word after a word is power.”  - Margaret Atwood

An amalgam of poetry and prose chronicling, experiences, memories and nature, the chilly winter season brings. Memories waiting to be shared, stories waiting to be told, the book is a chock-full of thoughts and expressions by various writers. A collection of words, verses, reflections shining through frozen times will make you experience the alluring winter season.

The names of the contributing writers will be released soon along with the cover page of the book.

 Winter Reels” will be launched over and Hubooktique Website as a paperback, on the eve of Christmas. The eBook will be available over the following platforms: Google Play, Google Books and Amazon Kindle.


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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.