As the country gets into the festive mood with the homecoming of the Maa, non-resident Assamese and Bengalis across the world are also celebrating the festival in their own way without losing the fervour and craze.
The ‘Shakti’ deity dressed in traditionally woven mekhela chador gained attention for showcasing the rich culture and tradition of Assam in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The whole set of the idols – Ganesh, Lakshmi, Kartik and Sarawati – were adorned in Assamese traditional costumes.
The puja is organized by the Noida Axomiya Durgotsav Association (NADA) in the National Capital Region (NCR). The NADA is an association of Assamese people residing in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
The NADA organized Durga Puja for the first time in 2017. The NADA members are resolved to celebrate Durga Puja in a traditional way maintaining the real essence of puja.
The pandal has been decorated with Assamese jaapi and gamusa. Moreover, ethnic food items were being served to visitors.
Photo credit: @DurgaPujaNoida