Today is a rather special day as we celebrate Durga Ashtami, a prominent day for all the Bengalis out there. It's a big occasion in the eastern states of India while Bengali people all over the country celebrate it with equal enthusiasm. Different Durga Ma Pandals across the city are lit up and the joy in the air is hard to miss. Today is also the day when we celebrate Kanjak puja. The ceremony primarily involves the worship of nine girls, representing the nine forms of Goddess Durga and Shilpa Shetty was among the many Bollywood celebs to ring in the occasion. Durga Puja 2019 Special: From Kathi Roll to Puchka, 5 Scrumptious Street Foods That You Can’t Miss During Pandal Hopping This Pujo.

Shilpa took to her Instagram account to share a picture from her Kanjak puja where she has organised a feast for nine little girls. As per Hindu traditions, these girls are considered as the manifestation of the natural force of creation. The idea is to give them the utmost respect and recognise the feminine power vested in the girl child. We do remember either attending or organising this puja during our childhood and are glad to see Shilpa continuing with this tradition. Durga Ashtami 2019 Photos: Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan Celebrate Maha Ashtami at a Mumbai Pandal.

Check out Shilpa Shetty's post

'Happy Durga Ashtami to all my instafam 😇❤️🧿

#durgaashtami #celebration #kanchikapuja #spiritual #blessings #seva #annualritual', captioned Shilpa while sharing her picture with son, Vihaan during the Kanjak puja. Today marks one of the most auspicious days of five days long Durga Puja Festival and celebs across Mumbai including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol are busy gracing Durga pandals to celebrate the occasion.

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