Sandhi Puja is an important ritual performed during Durga Puja. It is performed at the juncture of Ashtami and Navami. It is believed that Goddess Chamunda emerged at this moment to kill Chando and Mundo, the two generals of the demon king Mahishasur.
Some pictures from the Sandhi Pujo at the New Alipore Association . . .
At the start of the Sandhi Pujo
Crowding to light the 108 lamps
Lighting the lamps
Ma lighting the lamps
A close-up of the lamp