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Durga puja: An annual Hindu festival worships Goddess Durga

Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 7:39:00 AM

Durga puja is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Maa Durga. This is also known as Dussehra and Navaratri in other parts of India.In some parts of India it is also referred as Durgotsava.

This festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.It also signifies the victory of Good over Evil. It lasts for six days.Durga Puja is the biggest festival in Bengal.Durga Puja also includes the worship of Shiva,Lakshmi, Saraswati with Ganesha,Kartikeya and mother nature. Hundreds of pandals are set up during Durga puja. These pandals contain highly decorated and fabricated idols of Durga.

The creation of these idols begins months ago. Hugh number of people are involved in the creation of these idols. A huge number of people visit these pandals in the evening.The idols are opened for the visitirs for four days. Durgapuja is the largest outdoor art festival on earth. The music, dancing are performed and art are displayed during Durga puja.

Durga Puja commemorates the annual visit of the Goddess with Her children to her parents' home, leaving finally on the Dashami to be re-united with Shiva. This leaving ceremony is symbolised by the immersion of the idols on Dashami. At the end of six days, the idol is taken for immersion in a procession which is accompanied by music and dance. Many people also fast during Durga puja. It is also an occasion for reunion and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. Desievite is a portal which meets your needs at the time of Durga puja. It has a nice collection of Durga puja invitation & e-cards. These invitations & e-cards would definitely please you. Visit www.desievite .com today and send an invitation and e-cards to your guests today.

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