The villagers did puja that night that all might be saved from a like fate.
A quarter of an hour before the evening meal every Hindu, old or young, has to perform a "puja" before the gods.
With the money which he had in hand he used to buy cheap tinsel wares from Calcutta before the puja holidays.
He is worshipped in the daily puja of the brahmins, who silently meditate upon him in this form.
A great festival in her honour, the Durga puja, is celebrated annually, lasting for ten days.
This first mahal was named the kacheri bari (house of business); the next to it was the puja mahal (division for worship).
The large hall of worship formed one side of the puja mahal; on the other three sides were two-storied houses.
My kinsman and myself were returning to Calcutta from our puja trip when we met the man in a train.