Bengal family worships Muslim girl in Kumari Puja

  • | Monday | 7th October, 2019

Kolkata: Sending out a message of communal harmony, a family in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday worshipped a four-year-old Muslim girl as part of Kumari Puja on 'Maha Ashtami' -- the second day of Durga Puja. As part of Kumari Puja, pre-puberty girls are worshipped as Goddess Durga. "We had earlier worshipped a non-Brahmin girl and this time we worshipped a Muslim girl," he added. Once it was decided to worship a Muslim girl, the Duttas faced an uphill task of finding one. Kumari Puja was started by Swami Vivekananda at the Belur Math to underline the importance of women in the society.

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