Description of Durga Puja
APL Movers and Packers wish you and your family a very Happy Durga Puja! Durga Puja, known by Bengali, Assamese, and Odia people as “worship of Mother Durga”, or Durgotsava (Bengali, Odia) or Sharadotsava, is an annual Hindu festival of the Indian subcontinent and South Asia in which the Hindu goddess Durga is worshipped. She goes. These six days are celebrated as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Vijayadashami. The dates for celebrating Durga Puja fall according to the traditional Hindu calendar and the fortnight associated with this festival is known as Devi Paksha, Devi Pakhwada.
The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated to mark the victory of the Hindu goddess Durga Maa over the slaying of the evil demon Mahishasura. Therefore this festival of Durga Puja is also celebrated as the victory of good over evil.
It is widely celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, and Tripura, where these days are a five-day annual holiday. It is considered to be the biggest festival of the year in West Bengal, where Bengali Hindus and Assamese Hindus majorly celebrate. It is not only the biggest Hindu festival but it is also considered the socio-culturally most important festival in the Bengali-Assamese-Odia Hindu society. Apart from western India, Durga Puja is also celebrated in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala. The festival of Durga Puja is also celebrated as a major festival in Nepal with a 91% Hindu population and an 8% Hindu population in Bangladesh. Currently, various expatriate Assamese and Bengali cultural organizations organize main events in various countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Kuwait. In the year 2006, the Vishwa Durga Puja festival was organized at the British Museum.
The fame of Durga Puja gradually increased during the British rule in Bengal and erstwhile Assam. Hindu reformers recognized Durga Puja in India and also made it a symbol of Indian independence movements.
In December 2021, Kolkata’s Durga Puja was included in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Bado, Jomay, Durga Puja is also known as “Durga’s Untimely Awakening”, Shardio Puja “Autumn Puja”, Shadosab Bangla “Autumn Festival”, Maha (“Mahadev Puja”), Lord Puja (“Worship of Mother Maya”) or else Worship worship. And the Medieval Durga is also beautiful and in beautiful decorations in Delhi NCR, more than 250 different pandals have lavish decorations.
️ Ver Puja (“worship of Mother Durga”) or Veda Puja is performed as well. In Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, Durga Puja is celebrated with great harmony.
The festival is celebrated as Navratri in Gujarat, Punjab, Kerala, and Maharashtra in Kullu Valley, Kul Dussehra in the state, Dussehra in Karnataka, Bomai Gol in Mantra, and Bomala Koluvu in Andhra Pradesh.
Durga Puja in West Bengal
The worship of Durga during Sharad Ritu (Autumn) is the biggest Hindu festival in Bengal. Durga Puja is also celebrated in Nepal and Bhutan according to local traditions and variations. Puja means “worship” and Durga Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of the rising moon in Ashwin, the sixth month of the Bengali calendar. However, sometimes, due to the relative change of the lunar cycle in the solar month, it is also observed in the month after Kartika. The dates associated with it in the Gregorian calendar are in the months of September and October. In the year 2018, the country’s most expensive Durga Puja was held in Kolkata, where a pandal of 15 crores was built on the theme of Padmavat.
In the Ramayana, Rama invokes Goddess Durga during a battle with Ravana. Although he was traditionally worshiped during the spring season as well. Due to the contingency of the war, Rama invoked Goddess Durga to realize the famine in winter.
In these holy days of Navratri, nine forms of Mother are worshiped and one who burns Mata Rani with a sincere heart by fasting for nine days, the mother removes all her sorrows and pains.
As we have told you that Durga Puja is a very big festival and these days lakhs of people go out to see the pandal of Mata in Kolkata. Meanwhile, it is very important for us to take care of ourselves and our families. For which we have to keep some things in mind which are as follows:
Do not drive a bike or car under the influence of alcohol
Do not violate traffic rules
stay away from crowded areas
don’t push in line
drive with utmost care
don’t leave kids alone
don’t drive at high speed
don’t throw garbage here and there