As the Durga Puja fervour has gripped Guwahati, citizens are ready for pandal hopping as pandals embellished with unique themes and beautiful decorations.
In Chatribari area in Guwahati, the Chatribari Sarbajanin Debo Pujasthan Samiti has built its Durga Puja pandal with a theme of library.
With this theme, the Puja committee wants to encourage people to read.
The Durga Puja pandal with a library motif features great personalities and literature linked to the Assamese literature.
SK Paul, President of Chatribari Sarbajanin Debo Pujasthan Samiti while quoted by ANI said, "We have taken the library theme to showcase the power of knowledge. Our main aim is to build this year's Puja pandal like a library to encourage our new generation to read books."
"We have put up at least 5,000 books written by renowned writers on the shelves. We are also trying to introduce the renowned Assamese writers to our new generation. We have tried to show a brief introduction of the renowned writers in the pandal," added Paul.
The Chatribari Sarbajanin Debo Pujasthan Samiti has built idols of Goddess Durga by using more than 18,000 colourful pens.
The Hindu festival of Durga Puja, also known as Durgotsava or Sharodotsava, is a yearly celebration that honours the Hindu goddess Durga and commemorates her victory over Mahishasur.
Durga Puja is the biggest festival. This year Maha Shashti falls on October 1 and Vijaya Dashami on October 5.
The significance of Durga Puja goes beyond religion and is revered as the celebration of compassion, brotherhood, humanity, art and culture. From the reverberation of 'dhak' and new clothes to delicious food, there remains a merry mood during these days.