Earlier, Sushmita Sen had shared a picture of herself decked up in a Bengali traditional avatar on the day that marked the beginning of Navaratri, also known as Mahalaya in Bengal. Sharing the image, she wrote, “Shubho Mahalaya to you & all your loved ones!!!Maa Durga’s homecoming for me, has always symbolised a time of #triumph of good over evil…of courage over fear…of love over hatred!!! I pray that She always reside in our hearts, embodying the ‘Shakti’ she so richly represents!! To new beginnings, prosperity, divine happiness & the ultimate #mother #duggadugga.”
TV actor Charu Asopa also shared a picture of herself in a Bengali sari.
While Navararti is a nine-day festival and began last Sunday, Durga Puja celebrations begin on the sixth day – Friday when people visit pandals and offer respect to the deity.