An insight of celebration of durga puja in Kolkata. Some of the unique artistic creation is seen. The festive season is in the air. It marks the start of Akalbodhan. Durga is perhaps the most widely worshiped deity of Shakti. Maa Durga’s divine characterization include entire Devibhagavatham is dedicated to her. Durga means one who is difficult to approach. However since she is the mother of universe she is the personification of tender love, wealth, power, beauty and all virtues. A Glimpse of Puja Flavour.
Durga Puja is the most important festival of Bengal. Durga Puja means more to us than just a religious festival.It is a celebration of life, culture, popular customs and traditions … it is a time for coming together, of reunion and rejuvenation. traditional rituals at that time are maintained that enhances our mind spiritually.
Goddess Durga is a form of Sakti worshiped for her dynamism and her power to overcome the evils. She is the mother of the Universe. She is the destroyer of the demons a divine power which has protected the world from the evils. The bengal villages have strong belief of some of the goddess that are from Chandi Mangal, Manasha Mangal, Goddess like Shasti, Manasha, Mangal Chandi had been the celebrating goddess. They are the power “Shakti” and have been protecting the people from various disaster and problems so they are the form of Durga (Mahisasurmardini).
The power of Goddess Durga is known as Dasha Mahavidya. From the time span of nine day starting from the new moon of the Hindu month f Ashwin, starts the most auspicious time where people perform any activity or event and it is known to be successful because of the blessings of the divine Mother.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha