Durga Puja is celebrated each year with extreme zeal and excitement. Although this popular festival is just a month away, the excitement among the people is not like it was before the pandemic. Considering the present situation and anticipating the arrival of the third wave of COVID-19, the government officials will set up some protocols which will adhere to the WHO guidelines. So this year the festival might be celebrated in some unique manner keeping in mind the safety concerns of the public. We should look at it from a different perspective, as an unprecedented year calls for unprecedented methods of celebration!
And since 2020 has been an unexpected year of navigating through many firsts, this year, our agency Turiya Communications has decided to celebrate the Festival of Goddess Durga differently and uniquely. We will be celebrating it in Turiya Style! Read on to know more about it:
Online Shopping for puja requirements
All the necessary items for Durga Puja can be purchased online which may include utensils, flowers, sweets, puja articles. Everything can be ordered with no contact delivery.
Shopping through online platforms
Everyone during this festival wears new clothes, accessories, make-up, shoes, and everything. To make our purchase easier especially during this pandemic, online platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Limeroad, Ajio provide us with great collections with amazing discounts and offers. Everything today has become easier with digital services and Turiya definitely marks its position as a significant digital marketing company in town.
Usage of Eco-friendly products
To avoid pollution during Visarjan, biodegradable products like eco-friendly idols and other puja articles can be used so that the environment around us is not harmed.
Family Get together over video calls
While organizing a party in the times of COVID-19 is a big NO, you can still meet up virtually with your friends and family to celebrate Durga Puja so that you don't feel their absence during such an important festival which has always been celebrated by families and friends together. All you need to do is get ready and set up a family video call over Zoom, Skype, Google Duo, or other video-calling applications.
The Durga Utsav celebration is incomplete without gifts. Since we are following guidelines to celebrate a safe Durga Utsav due to the pandemic, you can give beautiful digital gifts to your loved ones and surprise them. There are various types of digital gifts available online such as personalized E-posters, personalized video messages, personalized digital sketches, personalized poetry, you can even send gifts online, and much more.
Celebrating at Home
Due to the Government announced covid protocols, gathering in large groups, meeting people, crowds in pandals, and organising events are completely prohibited due to the recent surge in covid cases. Instead, one should stay at home and decorate their house beautifully on this occasion. Wear new clothes, and deck up your houses these 5 days, spend time with family and close friends at home, cook special food, and so on.
It's time to get virtual! You can attend E-pujas. together with family, or friends, and set a time according to your convenience. Pandals and renowned temples all over the country try to broadcast live virtual pujas which will include all the rituals, aartis, yajnas, sandhi puja, dhunuchi naach, sindur khela will be streamed online considering the current situation. Pandals which are made based on some themes will also broadcast their puja pandals through online platforms for the audience to enjoy from the comforts of their home so that they are completely safe and sound. Get the most puja-aware person in the group to organize, and follow their lead. They could help organize everything.
Home-cooked food is the most cherishable thing during this festive season and, no matter wherever you are during such special festivals/occasions one definitely craves home-cooked meals as well as prasad from pujas. During this crisis time, digital platforms like this help people all across the country to come together and celebrate the occasions virtually. Cuisines that are famous among Bengalis during the puja, like- Pulao, Mutton, Biriyani, khichuri, Luchi, Bhog, and Prasad from the puja committees, etc.
Several puja committees have arranged digital performances of celebrities which earlier used to happen on the location of the puja pandal. All these things keep people engaged during this puja time. Members from family and friends can record their performances on dhunuchi naach, sindur khela etc and share it via varied social media platforms.
Watch visarjan online
The Government has put some restrictions on the visarjan procedure of Durga Puja, to prohibit people from gathering in large numbers so that the social distancing norms are maintained. Not only news channels but many other platforms will broadcast this live for the devotees. Digital services are the most essential in this new normal time. Where else can you get this service other than Turiya Communications LLP.
The Bottom Line
The festive season is the only time which can bring people together, create a sense of unity and joy among them. There is no reason you should be discouraged from celebrating this year – and who knows, this virtual Durga Puja celebration could turn out to be the best one you've ever celebrated yet.
Turiya Communications wishes you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous Durga Utsav! Stay safe and stay healthy.
Also, let us know in the comments if you liked our style of Durga Puja celebrations and also about the unique plans you have to celebrate with your family and loved ones this year.