The favorable celebration of Durga Puja is a yearly five-day festivity starting in the Indian subcontinent which honors the goddess Maa Durga. It praises the triumph of good over malevolent as goddess Durga killed devil ruler Mahishasur. As indicated by Hindu folklore, it is accepted that the goddess visits her natural dwelling place during this chance to favor her enthusiasts.
Durga Puja holds extraordinary importance for the Bengali people group. Nonetheless, it is additionally celebrated, with much ceremony, in different states like Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Bihar and Jharkhand. Individuals start their arrangements to invite the goddess on Mahalaya, which was praised on October 6. The celebration closes with Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra, denoting the finish of Durga Puja and the nine-day long Navratri festivities. Vijay Dashami marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil presence lord Mahishasura. Then again, Dussehra or Dasara commends the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana.
When is Durga Puja 2021?
This year Durga Puja starts from Monday, October 11 (Maha Shasthi) and will end on Friday, October 15. On Maha Shashti, Durga Puja festivities start with full fervor and the icon of Maa Durga is disclosed to guests at the pandal. Drums, known as 'Dhaak', are beaten on each pandal. During Durga Puja, enthusiasts get up ahead of schedule to adore the goddess and follow different customs.
Durga Puja 2021 Dates
Mahalaya: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Maha Shasthi: Monday, October 11, 2021
Maha Saptami: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Durga Ashtami: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Maha Navami: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra): Friday, October 15, 2021
Durga Puja Significance
As per Hindu folklore, the evil spirit Mahishasura had gotten a shelter of power from Lord Brahma, which implied that no man or god could kill him. Mahishasura assaulted the divine beings and drove them out of paradise subsequent to getting the gift. To fend off the evil spirit ruler, every one of the divine beings met up to venerate Adi Shakti. The heavenly light that emerged from every one of the divine beings during the puja made Maa Durga.
The battle between Maa Durga and Mahishasura went on for ten days. Goddess Durga killed the devil lord on the 10th day, and henceforth the day it is praised as Vijaya Dashami, representing the triumph of good over evil. On the last day, lovers inundate Goddess Durga's object of worship in the blessed water of the stream Ganges. It is known as Durga Visarjan. Prior to the inundation, admirers do parades joined by the pounding of drums, singing and moving.