Every year this time, there is a resurgence of joy and belief in the triumph of good over evil. Dasara symbolises all this and makes our lives a little more beautiful. The daily worries and stresses take a backseat, and we welcome the Goddesses with flowers, sweets and the traditional Dolls. The Navaratri Doll arrangements in South India are very similar to the Japanese Hina Matsuri. Little girls decked in traditional clothes sing, dance and enjoy arranging the various dolls. Be it the Garba dance of Gujarat, or the Durga Puja of Kolkata, these 10 days are filled with prayers, fasting and spreading goodwill. The Dasara celebrations mark an end to the dark period, and brings with it hope for a bright future. Amid all these festivities, let us not forget the brave soldiers defending our country. Our prayers shall always include them and their families.
THE BNK OFFICE WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS :
10th OCTOBER, MONDAY — AAYUDH PUJA
11th OCTOBER, TUESDAY — VIJAYA DASHAMI
12th OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY — MOHARRAM