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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Durga Puja!

Goddess Durga, the most powerful form of the shakti cult, is worshipped in India in terms of 'Durga Puja' during Sept-Oct every year. This puja covers five days including the day of installing the idol. It is the biggest festival in Eastern India.

Durga Devi is the destroyer of all evil forces. In the composite idol consisting of Lakshmi Devi, Saraswati Devi, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartika there is one image a 'danava' or demon being killed by Goddess Durga. Devotees around India worship her throughout the year calling out on her to conquer evil which manifests itself in numerous forms.
On the last day of Durga Puja devi idols are taken to rivers or lakes and immersed amidst joy and fulfillment.

For 2009 Durga Puja starts from today, sasthi or the sixth day of the illuminated lunar cycle when idol is installed. It will continue till 28th that is the Dashami or Dasera when idols are immersed. In Mumbai the first ever Assamese Durga Puja started in 2006 with our efforts is on the fourth year. We went there today and sought Her blessings.