The festival of Goddess Durga as is being celebrated through worship of earthen images on streets and market corners in India is in reality aimed at killing the cult of Durga.

Orissa’s mainstream broadsheet Dharitri had carried this observation of Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak fifteen years ago on 1 October 1995.

SCP’s unique analysis being even more relevant today, here we reproduce the same in interest of general public.

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