Durga Puja 2021: Why is the ritual of vermilion celebrated on the day of Dussehra?


Durga Puja 2021: On the occasion of Durga Puja on the last day of Navratri, Bengali women celebrate the ritual of Sindoor Khela with great pomp.

Durga Puja 2021: The festival of Navratri is celebrated in different ways everywhere in the country. To please Goddess Durga, people observe fasting for nine days. On the other hand, Durga Puja has special significance on the last day of Navratri in Bengal, and on the occasion of Dussehra, Bengali women offer vermilion to Mother Durga. Which is known as the ritual of Sindoor Khela. Sindoor Khela is a big and special ritual for Bengali women. Here we will tell why the ritual of Sindoor Khela is celebrated only on the day of Dussehra.

Why do we celebrate the ritual of vermilion played on the day of Dussehra?

Farewell to Maa Durga: It is believed that on the day of Dussehra, Maa Durga leaves the earth and on this occasion, beautiful women take blessings by offering vermilion to her.

Long life of husband: On the day of Sindoor Khela, women pray for the long life of their honey by touching the cheeks of Mother Durga with betel leaves and applying vermilion on her forehead. Then paan and sweets are offered to the mother.

Traditional dance: On the day of Sindoor Khela, women of the Bengali community perform the traditional Dhunuchi dance to please Maa Durga.

Know Religious Significance: There is also a religious significance behind Sindoor Khela. It is said that about 450 years ago in Bengal, the festival of Sindoor Khela was celebrated before the immersion of Maa Durga. Since then, there is a lot of belief about this ritual among the people, and every year this day is celebrated with full pomp.

Farewell to Mother Durga: It is said that in Navratri, Mother Durga comes to her maternal home for 9 days and takes her departure from her maternal home on the 10th day i.e. on the day of Dussehra.

These 10 days are celebrated with great pomp as Durga Utsav. On the 10th day, the mother goes back to her home.