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story of durga puja

¸.•♥ •Story of Durga Puja• ♥•.¸


Durga Pooja is an integral part of the Hindu culture in India. Celebrated in between September to November throughout the country, this Pooja is considered to be one of the most complex and difficult Pooja out of all the Hindu ceremonies. It is a nine days longaffair in which the Goddess of Power ‘ Maa Durga’ is worshipped in nine different forms namely Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. It is said that worshipping Goddess Durga with full devotion brings success, luck,health and prosperity to one’s family. There are also several legends and stories associated with this Pooja, to know them indetail, read on.

Legends of Durga Puja
Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is considered to be a united front of all Divine forces against the evil and wickedness existing in the society. It is said that whenever the evil would upsurge on earth,the Gods will unite together to eliminate those forces and establish a kingdom of peace andprosperity. Likewise, when the terror of the buffalo headed ‘Mahishasur’ took a toll on the life of innocent and poor devotees of the Gods, the gods in heaven decided to create an all-powerful being to kill the demon king Mahishasur. As Mahishasur was destined to be killed only a women, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh created a beautiful, magnificent woman with ten hands with their power.All the gods then furnished her with their special weapons. She was then named Durga i.e ‘the invincible’. Durga ten fought against Mahishasur for nine daysand finally killed him on the occasion of ‘Vijayadashmi’.


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