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Friday, July 29, 2011

Significance of Durga Puja

Significance of Durga Puja

Throughout Durga Puja, Goddess in form of Divine Mother is devoted in different forms as Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi. The Goddess is worshiped and represented in three diverse aspects. During the festival‘s first three nights, Durga is worshiped. On following three nights, Lakshmi is worshiped and on the last three nights, Saraswati Devi is worshiped. The 10th day is named as Vijaya Dasami. Vijaya means "victory". Victory on one's own minds can only happen when Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi are worshiped. 

Meaning of the word ‘Durga’

Durga is possibly the most extensively worshiped goddess of Shakti. Maa Durga's heavenly description includes whole Devibhagavatham which is devoted to her. Durga means the one who is hard to approach. Though, as she is mother of the universe, she is characterization of love, power, wealth, beauty and all the virtues. 

Implication of Idol

The whole image of Goddess Durga symbolizes devastation of sin and defense of good. It also affects the point that to become heavenly, one has to maintain one's animal instincts controlled. So, through worshiping Durga, the thought of brutal destruction is raised to destroy all desires and open out holiness. 


Goddess Durga is devoted in Bengal for nine days. In Southern India, an altar adorned with well paced platform, filled with little images of gods, birds, animals, and other beings. The entire animate and inanimate are devoted for nine days. This altar is identified as Kolu. People re-devoted to their profession. On that day, a child begins to study alphabet in ceremony called Aksarabhyasa. This day marks foundation of any learning type. One gives gifts to teachers, requests their pray and blessings for success in the new endeavors.

Durga Puja is rejoiced on huge amount with puja pandals marking nearly each corner of West Bengal. Preparations of Durga Puja start long prior to actual day arrives. If you are searching for good deals, you won’t get better time than this. Publishing houses became visible with magazines’ Puja editions. 

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