Kajol And Son Yug Serve Bhog To Celebrate Durga Puja
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One of India’s biggest festivals, Durga Puja is currently being celebrated in different parts of the country, with people from all age groups enjoying the puja vibe by offering their prayers to the goddess. Pandal-hopping with family and friends and enjoying the bhog served there is another culture intrinsic to this festival. 

Many love to indulge in the classic Bengali food served at the puja venues. From the comforting khichuri and ghugni to fish chop and kosha mangsho, there is a lot to choose from. This year, Durga Puja celebrations started on October 1 and will continue until Vijayadashmi on October 5. Although primarily it is thought to be one of the biggest festivals in Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated across the country with joy and fervour.  

Many Bollywood celebrities are also spotted at Durga Puja pandals during this time of the year. From Rani Mukerji and Jaya Bachchan to the Brahmastra team - Mouni Roy, Ayan Mukerji and Ranbir Kapoor - all are seen visiting pandals in Mumbai. But what melted our hearts was a video of Kajol celebrating Durga Puja in a special way. The actor and her son, Yug Devgan, were seen serving bhog to devotees during puja celebrations, which had netizens in awe.  

In the video, shared by the actor on Instagram, we can see her holding a big bowl filled with the traditional Bengali bhaja and Yug serving it on people’s plates. The video has gone viral with over 3 million views, more than 350k likes and thousands of comments. Take a look:

Adorable, isn’t it? Kajol was very proud of her son as she wrote, “So proud of my son serving at the pujo mistakes and all.. the tradition continues…#durgapuja #proudmom #blessingsrecieved”.  

For the unversed, bhaja is a Bengali-style fritter that is a part of auspicious feasts in Bengali culture. It can be made with different vegetables - ranging from baingan to aloo. Traditional Bengali feasts are incomplete without bhajas. Hoping to nosh up some bhajas at home? Fret not, we’ve got a simple begun bhaja recipe for you right here.