The Durga Puja
The Durga Puja, also known as Durgotsav, is a Hindu Festival. Durga Puja is the greatest festival in West Bengal. The Durga Puja is celebrated in the month of Ashwin i.e. October. The festival is very popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Odisha and Manipur. Durga Puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over evil demon Mahishasura. The festival is celebrated for 10 days , although there is more enthusiasm during the last 4 days .
Significance and Importance
Durga Puja festival is of great significance and importance. It signifies the victory of good over the evil.
Durga is the goddess of strength or Shakti. The idols of Goddess Durga are installed at various pandals. She holds various weapons in her ten hands. She rides on a lion. Mahisasura demon is attacked by her.
She comes along with Ganesh, the lord of the host, Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, Saraswati, the goddess of learning, and Kartik, the god of heavenly forces. On the top is seated Shiva, the lord destroyer.
It also reminds us of the victory of Rama over Ravana , the demon king.
Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp and happiness. Men, women and children of all ages go to see the beautiful puja pandals.
On the day of Bijoya Dashami, the image of Goddess Durga is emmersed.
The Durga Puja Festival teaches us that virtue always wins over evil in the end . People from all walks of life enjoy the festival of Durga Puja.