Why is it necessary to bring soil from the brothel to make an idol of Maa Durga.
Maa Durga is worshiped with great pomp in West Bengal as we all know. The idol has special significance for Durga Puja, but few of us know that the clay used for the construction of the statue has its own special recognition. A special type of clay is used to make the idols of Maa Durga which comes from Sonagachi.
Sonagachi is the redlight place in Kolkata, which is considered popular for prostitution. The artisans believe that unless the soil there will be used to make an idol of Goddess Durga, the pamurti will be considered incomplete. The reason for this is explained in detail today
1: Whenever a person goes to such a place, he leaves all his goodness outside, hence the soil outside the house of prostitutes is considered auspicious.
2: Mother Durga gave a boon to protect one of her Vaishya devotees from social disdain that idols would not be complete if the soil of the court was not used.
3: Woman has a form of power. In such a situation, if he has such a pathetic condition in society, then society is responsible for it. Therefore, the purpose of using soil here is to honor them.
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