Durga Pooja

Goddess Durga assumes the form of Shakti (power) to overpower the demon Mahisasur. Celebrated after the 9-night festival of Navratri, this is to celebrate the victory of good over evil, ending with Vijay Dashmi.

Durga pooja is one of the most awaited festivals in India. It is a ten-day-long feast during Aswin month and right before Diwali that gathers devotees and people from every corner of the country.

 

This pooja is the main festival of Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, and other Northeast Indian states. During this time of the year, streets and corners get packed with pandals, beautiful idols, aartis, lightings, and music.

 

Goddess Durga symbolizes woman power and victory of good over evil because, as per mythological facts, she killed demon king Mahisasur after fighting valiantly in a battle against him.

 

Durga pooja and Navratri festival fall simultaneously, and they both worship different forms of the same deity. The last four days of Durga pooja are the most significant days of this festival, and they are known as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Vijayadashami.

 

The celebration reaches its peak in these four days. Large groups of people in traditional attires, priests, pandals, rituals, cultural music, and dance performances can be seen everywhere with immense enthusiasm in Bengal and other regions during these days.

 

Durga pooja, also known as Durga Pujo, is a splendid festival of art, culture, spirituality, beliefs, and an illuminating atmosphere that attracts thousands of people worldwide every year.

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