The soil of the courtyard of the infamous houses…
In Shardiya Navratri, idols of the mother are decorated in many places, people prepare for it for a whole year. It is believed that the idol of Maa Durga is incomplete until the soil of the courtyard of the infamous houses is found in it and for this reason the sculptors also go to the red light area i.e. the closets to make the statue. This practice was also shown well by famous filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his superhit film ‘Devdas’.
The question arises, is this really the case?
But now the question arises, is this really the case? After all, the place where the women are not seen with the eyes of pure or respect, then how can the idol of the mother be made from the soil of their house?
A Vaishya was a great devotee of Maa Durga
So there is an interesting story behind this, it is said that in ancient times a prostitute was a great devotee of Maa Durga. She used to be absorbed in the worship of her mother day and night. People used to look at him with contempt and hatred, some people used to stop him from even entering the temple.
Maa Durga had given a big boon
But she kept on worshiping her mother forgetting all her troubles, Maa Durga was very happy with her worship and she gave her a boon that ‘from today onwards every person of the society will look at you with respect and hence she blessed me to worship It is incomplete until my idol will not find the soil of the courtyard of a tawaif’s house. And since then it has become a practice.
Let us tell you that a week before Navratri in Bengal, the idol of the mother is prepared and on the first day of Navratri she is brought to the pandal but her eyes are opened on the day of Mahalaya, it is believed that on this day the mother descended on the earth. There are. This is called ‘chokkhu donation’.
Although the worship of the mother is done with full devotion for the whole nine days, but on the day before the immersion of the mother, ‘vermilion khela’ takes place, which is very special and special in itself. On this day, women wear a special white-red saree and reach the pandal and play with vermilion and abir and bid farewell to the mother with Ulu sound. People from far and wide reach the pandals of Kolkata to see this practice.
Shardiya Navratri 2022: Shardiya Navratri will start from September 26 with Ghatasthapana, know the Muhurta