They have never been here on Kalipuja. Mostly they passed the durgapuja here and kalipuja at city home, after all, that place too deserved some festivities!
Then they decided to see the Kalipuja in traditional way.
They reached home at the morning. Opened the lock, asked one of their farmers to make arrangements for earthen lamps to decorate the house.
The evening came and they realized how different it was from durgapuja.
During durgapuja the house was full of relatives, more than thirty, the house was almost never empty. When the members were in the pujamandap, the altar, someone stayed in the home to guard things, there was no locking system in the house and lot of jewelry and new, costly garments.
During night there was moon in the sky, to add up, there were generators and tubelights all over the place.
Now, all they had was lanterns, spreading their feeble light. Four human beings, two were not visible because they were in the altar, making things work.
The night was so dark that they had a feeling that if they reach out they might be able to touch a black wall that was surrounding them, right outside the feeble circle of light.