October! and the air is filled with the sound of conch shells and dhaks, red sindoor or vermillion, Dhunuchi dance, foodies crowding the yummy food stalls, dance and song performances, and among all these, men and women presenting offerings to Maa Durga. Ma has arrived! Amongst the huge celebrations, un-missable is the red and white saree ‘laal pere sada saree’- the mark of Pujo. Red symbolizes fertility while white stands for purity.