Durga Puja is undoubtedly the biggest celebration in Bengal, and even all over th country- albeit with some subtle differences. This auspicious time of the year brings together people of different social strata together. Harmony is the keyword at this time of the year as Indians celebrate this special occasion with gusto.
The auspicious occasion is made special by the fact that it is also one of the most pleasant time of the year- weather wise. A lot of seasonal flowers usher in the auspicious month with grace and serenity. Speaking of flowers, they hold a special significance during Durga Puja. Apart from the normal adorning of the goddess, various types of flowers are used in the Puja rituals.
Flowers have been an intricate part of Indian culture from time immemorial. In any event- religious or causal, flowers do make their presence felt. Demand for flower never ceases in the Indian subcontinent and a major part of the demand is due to satiating the need of the cultural events. It is to be noted that quality, handpicked flowers are becoming a rarity with each passing day. Average florists will not tock the vast gamut of flowers that a consumer can ask for.
One can never be sure which gift will perfectly suits the taste and preference of the one gifted with. There is one simple way to thread forward in these circumstances and that is to play it safe. Sweets and chocolate makes the cut as gifts which are applicable to almost any happy occasion.