Day 2 - Maha Saptami The Maha Puja (Great Ceremony) starts from Maha Saptami. This day falls on the seventh of the holy ten, and is hence termed Saptami, as the Sanskrit word Sapt means seven. The rituals start before day break. Nine kinds of plants that signify 9 different Gods and Goddesses and also the 9 aspects of Goddess Durga are worshipped. This Nabapatrika (nine leaflets mostly tied together) is given a bath, prior to dawn, in a nearby lake or pond along with the Kolabou. Kola in Bengali stands for banana and bou for wife, hence the name translates into banana wife. She is considered to be the wife of Lord Ganesha by many. The stem of banana tree is draped in a new saree and is placed next to Lord Ganesha. This is called the Nabapatrika snan-o-sthapan. This ritual also asserts Durga Puja as a festival that pays homage to the ancient agrarian roots. Maha Saptami is also considered as the day when Lord Ram started preparing for his legendary battle with Ravan– the ten-headed, demon king of Lanka. History says that he prayed to Goddess Durga to make him successful in this ordeal and the powerful Goddess answered his call, as he defeated the mighty army of Ravan. . . As for my memories, this used to be that day when I would pack my suit case and leave for my Mamarbari where Durga Puja would be hosted and how!!! . . . This bright dual toned linen-cotton saree with a woven tree patterns is an extremely pretty and comfortable wear for Pujo!!🤗 Comes with a running bp but I have a similar contrast (as seen in pic) bp paired with this . . To get the look 🤣, I have accessorised it with a handmade textile neckpiece which is available for purchase 😬 . . Shipping charges applicable . . Please DM to place orders/for inquiries. . . Payment mode available: NetBanking UPI Google Pay . . 📸: @ratul_mukherjee_photography 🔥 In frame, styling and MUA: @jaysmita31 😁 . . #saptami #childhoodstories #durgapujo #handloomsaree #handloom #bengalsarees #linen #golpo #golpo_kolkata #sareestudio #adda #life #love #instagood #likeforlikes #follow #followforfollowback #bookstoread #lettherebetea #knowyoursaree #sareenotsorry #duggadugga 🙏