Each festival that is celebrated in India has great meaning. One of those is Dussehra festival. Even a person who doesn’t have devotion towards God will feel vibrant energy once they visit Durga temple.
Any kind of person will get attracted to the stage decorations, magnificent poojas, performance arts, and processions of God.
In every state of India, you will witness different kinds of celebrations. However, it’s quite different in Kolkata. A certain Kumortuli in Kolkata becomes more alive during Dussehra festival time where Kumortuli is the land of artisans in Northern Kolkata.
God is in murti or idol too as he is invited with veda mantras. And for the entire puja to be auspicious, the idols need to be created with the right mixture of ‘Punya mati’ or blessed soil.
Where can we get that?
From the banks of Ganges, cow dung and cow urine and a handful of soil. This soil is known as “Punya Maati”
But do you know from where Kumortuli’s are collecting?
From outside a prostitutes’ home.
And the interesting part is, the priest must beg for the soil from a sex worker and they should give it as a blessing.