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Durgostava

The invincible buffalo demon.

Thousands of miles away from the labyrinth of the Minotaur in Crete, comes another legendary tale of a bull-man creature that in mythological times rose from the underworld to terrorize heaven and earth.
Origin of Durgostava

The untimely awakening.

For eons now, Bengal’s most popular festival has been repeatedly celebrated during the wrong time of the year. Spring not autumn is the historical season for invoking the goddess Durga. Yet, both priestly class and devotees hardly give a hoot.

In the name of Durga.

Major Indian festivals can be a taxing time for the priestly class but during Durgostava, the most popular Benagli festival, almost all see it as a privilege to be a part of the ancient rituals with roots in India's obscure past.