Kumari Puja held at Habiganj Ramakrishna Mission and Sewashram, throng of visitors
Jewel Chowdhury, Habiganj Representative/
Kumari Puja was held at Habiganj Ramakrishna Mission and Sewashram. The puja started at 10:00 am on Monday and ended at 10:45 am. On the Mahaashtami day of Durga Puja every year girls aged between 1 and 16 years are worshiped as goddess.
This year, 8-year-old Mistu Bhattacharya Sukanya of Noapara of Madhavpur Upazila was worshiped as a virgin in Habiganj Ramakrishna Mission. His parents are Suman Bhattacharya and Smriti Chakraborty. The classical name is Kunjika. Before the puja, the virgin is bathed and dressed in new clothes. Flowers are given in the hands, tilak of Siddur on the forehead and alta on the feet. At the right time, the virgin mother is worshiped on a well-decorated seat. Conchs, uludhvani and mother’s praises are heard all around.
Besides, a large number of police as well as volunteers performed duties at Habiganj Ramakrishna Mission to strengthen security on the occasion of Kumari Puja. Special measures have also been taken to keep the area free from traffic jams. Kumari Mata comes under the classical name Kunjika. Thousands of visitors and devotees from the district and outside the district gather for the mother’s darshan.
Swami Devmoy Anand of Ramakrishna Mission said, Kumari Puja is a method of maternal puja for every mother. It is our prayer that the mother who is the symbol of pure peace will protect those who are the symbol of pure peace by condensing lust, anger, greed, sweetness in us and defeating the demons. Sandhi Puja will be held today at 4:44 PM.