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Durga Puja expenses – 825 Rupees in 1910 – 2 million in 2016

Traditional pujas have given way to Pandal pujas – it is no longer Goddess Durga that attracts people to public Durga puja festivities but the huge decorations, innovative themes and cultural programs with Bollywood touch. The net result is that the cost of Durga Puja festivities today for popular Durga Puja pandals are counted in millions – a century ago the same public celebrations cost only a few hundred rupees. Ananya Sengupta writes in Telegraph India about Kashmere Gate Puja Pandal in New Delhi which has displayed the bill of the Durga Puja expenses in 1910 in the Pandal in the year 2009. It’s the original bill of expenses from the first puja, held in 1910. The old, yellow sheet of paper, torn at the edges, has been laminated and pinned to a board for everyone to see. It tells you that the four families and local railway workers who started the puja spent just Rs 825. Today, it won’t buy the sugar for the bhog. This year the puja, which draws an average

Aparajita Puja during Durga Puja

Aparajita Puja is performed on the last day of the Durga Puja . It is observed on the Dasami day in the Ashwin month. Aparajita Puja 2023 date is October 24. The puja is performed before bidding farewell to Goddess Durga. After the puja, the murti of Goddess Durga is taken to a river or lake or sea and immersed. Aparajita Puja rituals are performed by priests. As the name indicates the rituals glorify the invincible nature of the Mother Goddess. It is also a sort of thanksgiving to her for her victory over Adharma.  

Lord Shiva Murti – Porcelain Figurine from Lladro – Shiva Idol from Lladro

Lladro  is a world famous Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years released murtis of various gods in Hinduism. Now as part of the Lladro 2016 collections, Lord Shiva idol has been released. Lord Shiva Murti price has not been revealed. The murti is depicted with four arms and in the padamasana posture. Lladro figurines are noted for its beauty, detailing and no compromise in materials used. You may also like to read Shiva as Nataraja from Lladro Limited Edition New Ganesha Idols from Lladro – Dancing, Mridangam, Bansuri and Veena Ganesha