Durga Pujo 2023 was special to us. Ever since we started the pujo in 2019 we had dreamed of recreating the pujo ambience in Dresden with an idol of Ma Durga. This year we managed to realize that dream. Three days of worship, food, laughter, fun, cultural programs and overall a spirit of community was the highlight of our Pujo. We sincerely thank each and every person who worked with us to make this Durga Pujo 2023 a success. Joy ma! Asche bochor abar hobe! Bochor Bochor egiye jabe!
The depth of a person’s understanding and knowledge can be gauged by how well they can explain a concept to others who have no prior knowledge of the subject. To commemorate World Science day, BUD organized a day of popular science lectures. Several of our members gave talks about varied topics ranging from the fundamentals …
Kojagori Purnima falls right after Durga Puja and with it comes Kojagori Lakshmi Puja. To most Bengalis it is the time for family, a celebration of peace and prosperity. We the members of BUD came together as a family to celebrate Lakshmi Puja along with a members’ get together and potluck for one last celebration before our wait for next year’s Durga Puja begins again. May Goddess Lakshmi shower her blessings on everyone.
For Bengalis Durga Puja is an emotion that cannot be described in words. It’s the time our daughter comes home and we revel in her presence. Like the last four years BUD celebrated Durga Puja with all its members and the general population of Dresden. After 3 days of festivities we said goodbye to the Goddess but with a promise that she will come back to us next year.