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Description : Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Durga Puja is celebrated during Devi Paksha which is 15 days period of Ashwin lunar month as per Hindu calendar. [...more]
Also Called : Bhagwati Puja, Akal Bodhon
Significance : the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura
Deity(s) : Goddess Durga
Key Rituals : Durga Puja, Pushpanjali, Sandhi Puja, Chandi Homa, Sindoor Khela, Durga Visarjan
Mythological Figures : Lord Shiva, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikeya, Goddess Kali, Demon Mahishasura


Hindu Calendar Date :
Durga Puja begins - Shashthi of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)
Durga Puja ends - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)

Observances :
  • narrating or listening Chandi Patha
  • display of decorated Pandal depicting sculptures of Goddess Durga
  • morning Pushpanjali to Goddess Durga for first 4 days
  • Shodashopachar Durga Puja from Saptami to Navami
  • Dhunuchi Dance in front of Goddess Durga [...more]

Devotional Songs :
Aarti - Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali, Jai Ambe Gauri, Jag Janani Jai Jai
Chalisa - Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karni
Stotram - Durga Saptashati
Namavali - 108 Names, 1000 Names, 32 Names

Art Work :
Durga Puja Greetings, Durga Puja Images
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