Rejoice Durga puja in stylish way
Durga Puja these days is not just the festival of Hindus, rather it is celebrated by all, regardless of the ethnicity and religion in Bangladesh. So the stake remains high on the eve of that festival. Therefore the people of Bangladesh go abuzz to how they would celebrate the festival. And obviously fashion comes to the fore. Because everyone wants to be unique in his/her fashion sense.
When Durga Puja knocks at the door, it always has the biggest arrangement for veneration. However, several makeshift veneration spots or mandaps take place throughout the entire city. Shankhari Bazaar is such a hot place adorned with mandaps and puja-centric activities. Moreover, nowadays, brand new puja mandaps seem to pop up all across the capital. And these certainly have splendid decorations and cultural programs. Which makes exploring these even more fun.
The best thing about Durga Puja is that anyone can take part in it. Many non-Hindus come to see and enjoy the interesting festivities. The ten-day long grand festival takes off in the last six days, starting off with 'Bodhon' or the incarnation of the goddess on Shashthi (sixth day of puja). Saptami is the day when the Maha Puja starts.
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To celebrate to the fullest, don every attire you wear in this day long festival. Each day has its own unique meaning. Thus, your outfits must speak differently as well. To help you own the fashion this Durga Puja, a complete style guide is given below breaking down every day clothing preferences from Saptami to Dashami.
Saptami is when the Maha Puja starts after Ma Durga is brought in Shashthi. Now, the day has more of a calm tone. This asks for a chilled out vibe. So, embrace the festivities with the yellowish spectrum of colors (mustard or orange) and maroon. For style, go for a more fusion look. Do save the statement outfits for Ashtami and Nabami. Mustard colored kurtis, scarves, and tops with a 'play' on the sleeves, jamdani saris, tie-dyed, block and even Tangail saris are good to go. Skirts, a nice yellow cape with maroon jeggings, flared pants also work well with batik tops in different cuts and styles if you make it look more contemporary.
The mornings of Ashtami are usually the busiest as devotees assemble in the mandaps to offer Anjali. Usually saris are the best attire to choose for the morning prayers. You can go all out in the traditional colors of white and golden, or take the more modern route and pair white with a bright and bold color like fuchsia, violet or something similar in the same palette. Whatever you may choose, make sure the fabric is breathable, as it gets extremely hot at the mandaps during the day. Best to make khadi, cotton, taant and kota your new acquaintances. Alternatively, white chikankari shalwar kameez with a contrasting dupatta like a benarasi can serve you well too. On the other hand, with high collared top with a stylish sleeve of your choice and matching khussas, flats or sandals, it's highly unlikely to go wrong.
Although, keep your make-up minimal, light and longstanding; for instance, simple eyes, or just some kohl, glossed lips preferably, and don't even dare to go out without a teep! Keep your hair up in a messy bun, or with a decorative pin and do add some fresh white flowers to it!
Nabami, this day marks the celebration so party it out like it's the end of the world, especially in late hours of the event. It serves as the day of ultimate socialization, thus it does demand a little bit of vanity.
Keep it chic and casual for all the mandap hopping outings in comfy, but stylish palazzo or straight pants with the little details at the bottom, paired with a top of your choice. Nothing beats a kurti in bright colors and patterns; or if you want to be a head turner, couple a white stitched kurti with a bold colored palazzo. Opt for either option with minimal accessories or just one statement piece necklace or earrings like something in silver or matte gold.
Make sure to amp up the style quotient with printed palazzos or printed slim pants and a plain kurti or kameez in the same color with minimal detailing and embroidery. Khussas or comfy flats and sandals are a must to make sure your feet do not give up in the midst of you hopping mandaps!
On the other hand, for glam, play up your monotone saree with a contrasting embellished blouse and bring out the silks, tussars and muslins for evening wear. If you prefer three pieces, go for anarkalis and shararas. You can also don plain red georgette sari with all over golden hajar-buti and golden tassels on the anchal coupled with a white and golden katan blouse to be more classic. Metallic, dark, jewelled tones are also great for the evenings. Embrace the more dramatic make-up looks, and go all out with accessories, which also include your hair. Wear chunky earrings, jhumkas and pair it with uncountable colorful glass or thin gold bangles.
Bijoy Dashami is an emotional day as worshippers bid farewell to Ma Durga. Everyone opts for white saris with a red border, jewellery is minimum but the big red teep has to be the prime focus. However, the celebration does go on even after Bishorjon. So, do make the most of it!