On the Vijaya
day when the puja is over and the image is immersed in water, Uma is supposed to go
back to her husband's place again for a year. While praying to Durga at the time of
Visharjan people actually weep just as the parents do when their daughter goes back to her
husband's place after a very short stay at her father's place. The conception of Lord Siva
in Bengal also differs from the conception in other parts of India. He is taken else where
as the Lord of the Universe and if he is angry the gods tremble. But Lord Siva is normally
taken in Bengal as the Bhol who does not know to dress properly, who remains
intoxicated with ganja and who moves about like a mad per sonage.
He is pitied and loved fondly and regarded deeply. He is worshipped
reverentially. In a similar manner, let us think of the difference in the conception
of Lord Krishna in Bengal and elsewhere. The first conception of Lord Krishna in Bengal is
as the Nani Chor Bal Gopala, the mis- chievous little boy who steals cream and butter from
the stock, of her mother and the other ladies. He is full of breaks the milk pots
and runs wild prank ' as the lover in the highest sense and his He is next conceived flute
makes the opines to h im intoxicated with love.