Durga Puja is not just a festival. It is not just any other holiday season with the excuse to doll up. It is not just about pandal hopping or performing rituals. It is much more than that. It is an essential part of our culture and tradition, as an Odia.
It is about the triumph of good over evil. It is one of those occasions where people are staunchly devout to the god they believe in and their faith in her. This Dussehra, lets light a diya in front of the idol of Durga and take a minute to bow down before the goddess Mahashakti, in all her glory.
Let us ask for forgiveness for all the bygones and pray for a better tomorrow for the entire mankind.
Ratikant Satpathy is a management consultant and a photography enthusiast.