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Friday, July 29, 2011

2013 Durga Puja in Guwahati Durga Puja Location Pandals Mandap

2013 Durga Puja in Guwahati

Durga Puja is distinguished with great passion crossways the city in September-October. Durga Puja symbolizes triumph of Goddess Durga over demon Mahisasura, who had godsend that just a woman might kill him. The rituals continue for 4-5 days. The idol stays as centre of appeal. It depicts Goddess Durga having ten hands. Amongst them, eight hands carrying different weapons each and remaining two holds spike that stabs demon.
Together with Goddess Durga, her 4 children also integrated Ganesha (Siddhidata or appetizer of every good thing), Kartik (God of warfare and beauty) Laxmi (Goddess of wealth) and Saraswati (Goddess of knowledge). Also, several Pandals are made. These pandals are well ornamented and generally entails lot of lighting. Also different delicacies, Bengali sweets, and different conventional dishes are organized and sold.
Durga Puja is celebration of Goddess Durga’s triumph over demon Mahishasura. It’s devotion of authority of Good which all the time wins over Evil. Durga Puja is also celebrated from 6th to 10th day of waxing moon in month of Ashwin which is 6th month, according to Hindu calendar. In Gregorian calendar, the dates come in September/October. The real worship of Goddess Durga, as set by Hindu scriptures, comes in month of Chaitra which just about overlies in March-April.

In Guwahati, Durga Puja has turn into more like a festival of wealth than a festival of soul. The common people even can’t reach near Durga Pratima for adoration in most of the pandals. But Durga Puja organized at Shanti Sabha is an exception to it. The lights arranged here are for lighting, not for impressing devotees with richness of the organizers. During this puja, you will find opportunity to present your Anjali, and you will also acquire your prasad. Every day, after puja is ended, you will find your Khichdi and Payash (Kheer) served. You will also find an opportunity to take part in the festival of Assamese customs in Bhawna and Ozapaali.

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