Saturday, October 13, 2007

Durga Puja Celebration

Happy Durga Puja wishesDurga puja is the biggest and most popular festival of the Bengalees. This festival generally falls on the month of October, but sometimes it is also held on mid-September or the end of September, according to the Bengali calender. Although Durga Puja originated in Bengal and celebrated among Bengalees initially, now it has spread to various parts of India. People take part in the celebrations jubilantly and offer their deepest prayers to the Goddess. Durga Puja is a big event in London and the U.S. as well. Several Indian and non-Indian immigrants living abroad get absorbed in the four day long festival and have a gala celebration.

Durga puja is the time to buy new clothes, have whole lot of fun, and get reunited with friends, family and distant relatives. People forget all worries and engage in fun activities during those four days. Durga puja is a nice log break for students and office goers, as they get to relax and enjoy for some time. The myth of Durga puja is entrenched in ancient Indian mythologies and it is interesting to know the origin of Goddess Durga and her powers. She is the universal symbol of prowess, creation, protection, and righteousness. Weapons in the hands of Durga such as a mace, sword, disc, arrow, and trident symbolizes that one weapon cannot destroy different kinds of enemies. Different weapons must be used to fight enemies depending upon the circumstances.

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1 comment:

sushilsingh said...

Hi, Friend

Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to

worship of Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and

Ma Saraswati and many many happy Durga Puja.
Plesse visit for more detail