Durga Puja is a celebration devoted to the love of the most loved Hindu goddess - Durga. Maadurga or "Shakti" is venerated thoroughly throughout the most recent five days of Navratri, in the Ashwin month of the Hindu datebook. The divinity is delineated as a warrior goddess with savage look, ten arms, and each one hand holding an alternate weapon - typical of force and wrath.
According to legends, Maa Durga crushed the shrewdness wild ox evil spirit Mahishasura, vanquishing him with a lance whilst astraddle a lion, following nine days of savage fight. The celebration along these lines embodies the triumph of Good over Evil.
Durga Puja is broadly celebrated in West Bengal, mainly in the Bengali Hindu public opinion, where it is a celebration, as well as a significant socio-social occasion. This Pan India celebration is likewise celebrated with much enthusiasm and dedication in Assam, Bihar, Orissa, Tripura, Delhi, Gujarat and Kerala to name a couple.
The arrangements for Durga Puja start much sooner than the event! Colossal mud statues of the goddess are raised at a towering stature to depict the triumph of great over insidious. Colossal "pandals" are raised for lodging these statues. The ceremonies of Durga Puja incorporate watching thorough quick and offering supplications to God to the Goddess to look for her favors. Conch shells (shankha) are blown and drums (dhaks) are pounded musically to publish the start of the aarti.
Throughout Durga Puja, lovers turn up in expansive numbers to love the god, and later submerge the symbols in streams and lakes to show her come back to mud from which she was made. The festivals of Durga Puja have now gone far past religion, with groups raising challenges for Best Pandal, Best Puja, and different classifications. In any case, the social milieu at Durga Puja pandals, incorporating open functions, music, move and craftsmanship, stays to be a characteristic a piece of the festivals.