Sri Sri Durga Puja is one of the major Hindu festivals in the India and Bangladesh. It is celebrated with great pomp and show in the northern states of the country like West Bengal, Bihar, U.P, Orissa and eastern states of Tripura.
Devi Durga in the Hindu religion is the name of the Goddess who is the reincarnation of ‘Shakti’.She is also known by many other names like Parvati, Ambika or Santoshi Mata Bhavapri-ta-, Jaya. Destroyer of demons and demolisher of evil.Three times a day, the aarti of Maa Durga is performed along with bhajans and bhog.
Durga Puja is widely celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Orissa and Tripura where it is a five-day annual holiday.
The actual carousing of the Durga Puja (Pooja) is all about enlightenment of soul and the celebrations of the goodness over evil.It is an important occasion from religious as well as social point of view.Apart from worshipping, people also look forward to this occasion as an event to socialize with relatives and friends. Exchange of [...]
Considerable literature exists around Durga puja in the Bengali language. Its early forms including avnirnaya (11th century), Durgabhaktitarangini by Vidyapati (14th century) etc. Durga Puja was popular in Bengal in the medieval period and records exist of it being held in the courts of Rajshahi (16th century) and Nadia district (18th century). It was during [...]