Durga Puja is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor the victory of the Warrior Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. The festival represents the supreme authority of women over the cosmos. Durga Puja is one of the largest Indian festivals celebrated by the Hindu community. It is also the time to spend with families and friends, to celebrate the cultural values and customs of the Hindu community.
Durga Puja is one of the most celebrated festivals in West Bengal. People welcome the festival in September-October. At this time, the city looks beautiful, embellished with lighting designs. The Celebration takes place for four days, which are Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Dashami.
Goddess Durga represents unity and courage and symbolizes the supreme woman power. She holds a weapon in her arms. Durga has two daughters, Lakhsmi and Saraswati, who stand left and right to her. Lakshmi is the goddess of fortune, and Saraswati is the goddess of learning. She’s got two sons, Kartik and Ganesh. Goddess Durga defeated the evil Mahishasura with a spear and subdued evil spirits that affect the universe. It is also believed that Lord Rama worshipped Goddess Durga to obtain the power to defeat evil Ravana.
Depending on the location, their customs, and beliefs, the Durga Puja festivities differ. Things vary to the extent where the festival has been going on for five days somewhere, there’s seven somewhere, and there are ten whole days somewhere. The festival Durga Puja is celebrated with much faith and zeal by the Hindu community worldwide.