For those who are upset over the fact that their period cycle is going to ruin Durga Pujo this year, a sincere advice to them all. Be a sinner. Visit pujo pandals, give pushpanjali, savor the delicious bhog. Enjoy Durga Pujo with complete fervor. Let's figure out how wrathful can the Goddess be at your 'unforgivable sin'! Durga Pujo comes once a year, periods once every month. You have heard enough from your mothers, aunts, grandmothers, it's time you listen to yourself. The Goddess being a women herself shall be considerate, and if not, let's wait to see how offended she gets. Did anyone question Maa Durga on her periods? There's enough turbulence in life and the world anyway. Get rid of these age old traditions that keep you from celebrating a festival. Stop being fearful in the name of gods and goddesses. No one will hand pick joy and happiness and serve it on a platter to you. You have to grab you own, so get going.
Picture Credit: Aniket Mitra.