Durga Puja 2019 – The Grand Festive Celebrations

Durga Puja is the most auspicious festival that is greatly celebrated in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Gujarat (Surat) and Karnataka (Bangalore). This grand celebration is in the grand honor of Goddess Durga along with her children Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Kartik, and Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Durga is welcomed to the decorative pandals on Panchmi (5th day), followed by evening puja on Shashthi when their faces are opened for her devotees to see her. That is the most beautiful and awaited moment for people to see the amazing Durga Ma with her children.

About Durga Mahotsav

Durga Puja is a very popular festival of West Bengal and Bengalis are extremely happy on this wonderful occasion. Durga Puja, also known as Durgotsav is an annual Hindu festival when devotees worship Goddess Durga. The festival highlights the heroic battle where Goddess Durga sitting over her lion, won over the powerful buffalo demon, Mahishasura, as she immersed as a victory over the devil. Goddess Durga is a personification of divine feminine power or Shakti by destroying the evil Mahishasura who was blessed to not be defeated by any man or god. Hence, the powerful Mother Goddess is welcomed grandly every year on her victory and people rejoice these ten days with celebrations.

Five-Days Celebrations (5-8 October)

In states like Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Bangalore and Surat, Durga Puja is celebrated amazingly for five days, starting from 4th October [Thursday] Shashthi, 5th October [Friday] Saptami, 6th October [Saturday] Ashtami, 7th October [Sunday] Nabami, and 8th October [Monday] Dashmi. Durga Puja celebrations involve remarkably decorated idols and grand decorations of public puja pandals. The idols are adorned with colorful clothes, jewelry, flower garlands, and red vermillion. They are offered various sweets and fruits as prasad. On one side of Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha’s idols are placed and on her other side, Goddess Saraswati and Lord Karthik are placed. In the first four days, different pujas are performed with proper rituals in the morning and evening aarti.

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In the mornings, after puja aarti, drawing competitions, fashion shows, and game shows are organized in the club pandal, followed by lunch arrangement. In the evening, there is aarti of Goddess Durga after which cultural programs are held along with the Bengali orchestra and musical shows! Food stalls are set outside the pandals to hop and eat tasty delicacies.

Women dancing with dhoop on the drums on the occasion of Durga Puja (Zolo)

Dashmi or the teeth day marks the immersion of the idols in water (Visarjan) with Sindoor Khela among the married ladies. Her return is celebrated in a great way by the people who stay nearby the pandals.

Sindoor Khela on the Dasami evening in happiness (Travel Begins at 40)

Kolkata Durgo Pujo

This year Mahalaya was on 28 September. So, the Durga puja celebrations started off in Kolkata from 29 September, covering 10-days celebrations. Many pandals in Kolkata are ready to open on the first day itself as far off devotees come to view Durga idols by visiting from one pandal to another pandal. The city is excited to witness magnificent Durga pandals as people wear new clothes and spend their time in the pandals. The last five days are spent completely in the pandals the whole day. Women in Kolkata wear beautiful sarees with accessories while going to pandals. Kolkata approaches with numerous wonderful Durga Puja pandals where each and every idol is beautified differently.

Dates of Durga Puja: Schedule

Well, in Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated this year from 29 September to 8 October with the first eight days Garba and the last two days Dandiya dance! First Goddess Durga is worshipped and then they begin their dance in huge circles. It’s altogether a different atmosphere as family members get ready in colorful outfits to take part in Garba dancing in the Garba music. The last five days are celebrations of Durga Puja. There’s full-on fun and excitement and merriment in the air for this lovely occasion!

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Wishing everyone a very Happy Durgo Pujo!

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