- Durga Puja is an auspicious Hindu Festival celebrating the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasuran
- Durga Puja is a great and auspicious for all Hindus especially North Indians
- Durga puja is a festival grandly celebrated for six days which ends with Vijayadasami
- Durga Puja also includes the worship of Lord Shiva, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswathi, Lord Ganesh and Lord Karthikeya.
- Great music, dance and art performances happen during the festival every year and brings people together for ten days.
Durga Puja:(Short Essay)
Durga Puja is the prestigious Hindu Festival that is celebrated ten days every year. Ideally, Durga Puja is observed for 6 days namely:
The 6 days include the greeting of Great Goddess Durga till giving a farewell to her on Vijayadasami. Goddess Durga comes with some form of transportation (Boat, Horse, etc.) every year. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasuran. This symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Durga Puja is considered as the one of the biggest festivals that brings people of all communities together in Northern India.
Durga Puja:(Brief Essay)
Durga Puja is one of the largest festivals that is celebrated on dates of Hindu calendar every year. Hindus across the world celebrate the great festival of Goddess Durga (also called Goddess Shakti, Devi). In India, it is celebrate majorly by Bengalis, and then by Hindus in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur and Orissa. Durga Puja is also celebrated by Hindus in Nepal and Bangladesh. The six days of festival portrays:
- Mahalaya – Greeting Goddess Durga; 7 days before Durga Puja
- Mahashasti – Goddess Durga reaches earth from heavenly abode
- Mahasaptami – First day of Durga Puja; ritual in which people pray 9 types of plants
- Mahaastami – Second day of Puja which includes reciting of Sanskrit Hymns
- Mahanavami – Concluding Day of Durga Puja
- Vijayadasami – Departure of Goddess Durga to reunite with Lord Shiva
Durga Puja rejoices the victory of Goddess Durga over Demon Mahisasuran. This great festival depicts that good wins the evil always. Big idols of Goddess Durga are placed and worshipped in common places; the idol looks majestic with ten hands and the Goddess on her Lion mount. People from various areas gather from 6th to 10th day to give away their offerings to the Goddess in this place; ritual with great drummers, aarathi, and dance worship takes place. On the 10th day, Goddess Durga who came down to her parent’s home bids her departure and reunites with her husband Lord Shiva. This ritual is completed by immersing the idol of Goddess Durga idol in water.