Is it a big mystery for you that Why Bengalis Eat Non-Veg Food during Durga Puja? Read through to solve this all time big mystery.
As per beliefs, Goddess Durga is married to Lord Shiva; and, lives in Kailash Parvat (Mountain) with her husband & children. Devi Durga’s Maternal Home (Maiyeka) is Earth. Durga Puja is celebration of her home coming with her children to Earth.
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Why Bengalis Eat Non-Veg Food during Durga Puja?
In Bengali Culture, a family member or a guest is Welcomed with their staple food i.e.Fish, Maangsho (Meat) and Sweets.
Since Goddess Durga comes home for few days during Durga Pujo; therefore, to show her love & affection; and, to welcome her to her maternal home, she is treated with Bengali Traditional & Authentic Food. And, the Bengali Traditional & Authentic Food are Fish, Maangsho (Meat) and Sweets.
Hence, you will find stalls of Non-Veg Food in all the Pandal area of Devi Durga, which is a big surprise or shock to many people.
Bengalis serve & have non-veg to celebrate any happiness or occasion. So, this is basically a way of celebration and showing happiness in Benagli Culture.
Goddess Durga’s maternal home coming from her In-Laws home is a big occasion to celebrate & being Happy for Bengalis, as for them Devi Durga is their family member. As a result, they celebrate Durga Puja with Feast & not Fast.
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And, let’s Celebrate this Durga Puja without Judging anyone; but, with all the Happiness & Enthusiasm !!!