Jamshedpur, Nov. 10: The festival of lights, Diwali, also marks the beginning for Kali Puja in city is same as seen for Diwali.
Performing the Puja, with faith devotees seek protection against evils and blessings for prosperity and wellbeing.
On the occasion, houses, building and shops are decorated and elaborate rangoli patterns are created in front of houses and courtyard. Kali Puja is performed during the evening at the pandals and in some private.
According to Hindu mythology Goddess Kali is the first of the ten incarnations of Goddess Durga. Depicted with a fierce face and terrifying look Goddess Kali is regarded as the more aggressive form of Goddess Durga.
The image of Kali usually shows her foot on Lord Shiva’s chest, a severed head in one hand, her sword in the other and wearing a garland of skulls. Kali is worshiped as the Mother Goddess who is known to destroy all evil and is a fierce fighter for the cause of justice.
In Jamshedpur a number of Kali Puja pandals have been constructed for the occasion.
“Kali puja is also an important occasion for us and every year we look forward to celebrate in traditionally. A massive pandal have been constructed for the occasion. The festival is usually celebrated during the Diwali,” Tapas Sen, senior functionary of Five Star Kali Puja Committee in Pursudih.
He said that though the pomp and show during Durga Puja is much more, the devotion and festivities for Kali Puja are no less.
Meanwhile, a number of Kali Puja pandals have been constructed at Sonari, Burmamines and Pursudih. The steel city witnesses more than 20 major Kali Pujas.