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Muslim girl worshipped by Bengal family on Maha Ashtami.

Muslim girl worshipped by Bengal family on Maha Ashtami.

Afamily in West Bengal has worshipped a four-year-old Muslim girl during the Kumari Puja ritual of the continued durga Puja festival.

The Dutta family of Arjunpur in North twenty four Parganas district has worshipped fatima, who hails from agra in uttar pradesh, on the occasion of ‘Maha Ashtami’ on Sunday.

Pre-puberty girls are worshipped as goddess durga within the ritual that is an integral a part of ‘Maha Ashtami’.

According to the tradition, solely Brahmin women will be idolised as Kumari.

The Dutta family has been holding durga Puja in their residence since 2013, however this year they set to move away from tradition to send a message of “inclusiveness and communal harmony”.

“Earlier we tend to used to worship solely Brahmin women as Kumari. however Maa durga is that the mother of each person on the planet. thus we tend to broke away from the tradition,” same Tamal Dutta, a friend who is an engineer at the native municipality.

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