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Barak set to celebrate Diwali today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a correspondent

Silchar, November 9: The festive spirit centering round Kali Puja and Diwali infuse into the devotees and people in general a spirit of joy and enthusiasm that lights up the very soul of Barak Valley when petty politics over religion or mindless acts of violence have no place at all. And at the forefront of it is the sincere and noble efforts of various Kali Puja committees to uphold the edifice of ‘Shree Shakti’ in their own innovative ways, both traditiol as well as modern.

There are a host of puja committees in Silchar town who have made the pandal based on varied themes in this Kali Puja which has made a place of reverence and worship transcending the barriers of religion. In fact, it has become a celebration in which participation of members of other communities can also be seen. From all reckoning, Kali Puja has become all embracing and an occasion that makes people forget all the differences and join together to pray to the Goddess Kali, the very symbol of power and victory of good over evil.

On the eve of Kalipuja and Diwali, the people of the valley have purchased gold and silver coins on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. In most of the ormental business establishments of the town, workers were seen busy dealing with the huge crowd. Dhanteras is the first day of Diwali when Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. The day is considered auspicious particularly for the business community. However, the occasion has become popular among other communities in recent times. On the eve of Diwali, the markets have been flooded with Chinese electrical goods, fancy lights, diyas and tiered lamps. The people were seen buying lamps and crackers.

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