Durga Puja Importance Of Hindu culture |Facts | Story | Significance

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About Durga Pooja

Durga Puja is a religious festival of India which is celebrated all over the country with great joy by the people of Hindu religion. Durga Puja lasts for a full nine days, but some people celebrate it for five or seven days. People start worshiping the idol of Maa Durga Devi from Shashti which ends with Durga Visarjan on Dashami. Durga Puja is also known as the festival of Durga or Navratri. The festival of Durga Puja is widely celebrated in Assam, Orissa, Bengal, Jharkhand, Manipur and Tripura of India. Apart from Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated in the name of Navratri Puja in the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab,Maharashtra etc. Durga Puja or Navratri Puja is celebrated twice a year in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin. Read this page completely to know the importance of Durga Puja.

Importance of Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a very important festival of Hindu religion which has religious, spiritual, cultural and worldly importance. People start worshiping Durga from Shashti and end on Dashami. These days all the temples are decorated and the atmosphere is completely devotional. Some people worship the nine Durgas with all the arrangements in their homes and keep fast. We worship the feminine power in the form of Durga Puja. In many places, fairs and markets are held in this festival.

Durga Pooja Story

There are many stories related to Durga Puja. It is believed that Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura on this day, who became very powerful after getting the boon of Lord Brahma. Brahma ji had given this boon to Mahishasura that no god or demon can conquer him. After getting the boon, he started troubling the gods in heaven and started creating terror on earth too. He made a sudden attack in heaven once and had captured heaven by defeating Indra. All the gods got upset and approached the Trimurti Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh for help. All the gods fought together to defeat him but he was defeated. Finding no remedy, the gods created Goddess Durga, also known as Shakti and Parvati, for his destruction. Goddess Durga attacked Mahishasura and fought with him for nine days and killed him on the tenth day. On this occasion, Hindus celebrate the festival of Durga Puja, the tenth day is known as Vijayadashami.

Lessons we learn on Durga Puja

Durga Puja is actually celebrated with the desire to get power so that evils can be put to an end. People believe that the blessings of Goddess Durga will be received and Durga Mata will keep them away from all problems and negative energies. There is a social reason behind every festival of Hindu religion. Durga Puja is one such festival which plays an important role in infusing enthusiasm and energy in our lives.

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