Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja

  • | Monday | 7th October, 2019

Kolkata: A family in West Bengal has worshipped a four-year-old Muslim girl during the Kumari Puja ritual of the ongoing Durga Pujab festival. "We had earlier worshipped a non-Brahmin girl and this time we worshipped a Muslim girl," he said. Once it was decided to worship a Muslim girl, the Duttas faced an uphill task of finding one. Worshipping of a Muslim girl during Kumari puja is, however, not new. Swami Vivekananda had worshipped a four- year-old Kashmiri Muslim girl as Goddess Durga on August 18, 1898 during Kumari Puja ritual at the Kheer Bhawani temple.

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