Durga Puja is one of the most significant Hindu festivals. Almost all the devotees who follow the Hindu religion worship maa Durga. And the devotees of Maa Durga celebrate this festival full of pleasure and joy. It is a 10-day celebration, but the last five days are the most significant. Apart from the Goddess Durga, the people also worship other deities like Lakshmi, Saraswati, Karthik, and Ganesha.
The people worship the Mahishasura Mardini form of Maa Durga during Durga Puja in Kolkata. In the Durga Puja pandal, along with Durga, other deities and idols are also present. This entire process is known as Chala.
Goddess Durga is holding a trident (Trishul) in her hand and a demon Mahishasur on her feet. A lion is also her vehicle behind the Goddess. Apart from it, the Goddess Durga holds ten different weapons.
The devotees worship the Goddess Durga in various forms during the entire Pooja; The most famous of these forms is Kamari. During this, the devotees worship Kumari in front of Goddess Durga. It is considered the purest and most sacred form of worship of the Goddess. Girls aged 1 to 16 choose to worship this Goddess form, and they worship with Aarti.
Durga Puja is one of the most significant Hindu festivals
The devotees worship the Goddess Durga in various forms during the entire Pooja
The devotees also perform the ritual of dipping the idols of Goddess Durga in the water
Goddess Durga is known to be the most powerful God because she gives the United power of many deities to eliminate all the demons on Earth. Goddess Durga has 10 arms which indicate the production of her devotees from all directions, which are the eight corners and are from the eight corners and are from the Earth and sky.
The incredible power of the goddesses has in her 10 hands with different weapons. Goddess Durga's weapons are Trishul, Conch, Sudarshan chakra, bow and arrow, thunderbolt, lotus, sword, spear, snake, and Axe. With the help of all these weapons, goddess Durga protects their child.
Durga Puja is a significant festival for Hinduism that has spiritual, cultural, and religious significance. At that time, the people decorated the temple, and the atmosphere became wholly devotional. Many devotees worship Durga with all performances in their houses and keep fast.
During the celebration of Durga puja, people visit various pandals dressed in traditional clothes to witness the 9 avatars of maa Durga, extravagant set-ups, and pandal celebrations.
They all worship the Goddess Durga, wake up early, eat tasty food, and participate in the Dhunuchi dance. On the occasion of Vijayadashami, the women celebrate womanhood by applying colour to each other's faces.
On this day, the devotees also perform the ritual of dipping the idols of Goddess Durga in the water. This process is known as Visarjan, and before Visarjan, worshipers take out our procession accompanied by the beating of drums, dancing, and singing. Also, the devotees keep a nine-day fast, and on the day of Vijayadashami, they break their fast.
Brahma worshipped Chandi Devi to influence and persuade Rama to kill Ravana during the Rama-Ravana war. Then Lord Rama started the Chandi Puja, and the essential requirement for the Havan was one hundred and eight Neelkamals. On the other hand, Ravana also began Chandi Puja.
Then Indradev told this to Ram via Pawan Dev and suggested that it is necessary to complete Chandi Puja as soon as possible. And here, the Neel Kamal in the Havan material from the place of worship disappeared due to the illusory power of Ravana.
At that time, it seemed that Ram's resolution had dissolved, and there was a fear that the Goddess might get angry. But now it is impossible to rearrange 108 Nilkamal immediately. Then Lord Rama remembered that people called him 'Kamalnayan Navkanch Lochan.' Therefore, Lord Rama decided to offer one of his eyes to fulfil his resolution. As soon as Lord Rama took out an arrow from Tunir to pierce his eyes, the Goddess appeared, held his hand, and said, Rama, I am happy and blessed Vijayashree.
Another story is that on these days, Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasur. Mahisasur impressed Lord Brahma and took a boon that no male or God could destroy him. After acquiring the boon, he starts attacking the people and deities.
Then all the deities come together to worship Adi Shakti, who could finish Mahisasur. The divine light originating from all the deities, like Lord Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma, gives birth to the Goddess Durga. The war between the Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasur continued for 10 days. On the 10th day, maa Durga killed Mahishasur. So because of this, the 10th day is known as Vijayadashami.