Skip to main content

Durga Puja


"Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Vishnu Mayyeti Shabditah
Namas Tasyai Namas Tasyai Namas Tasyai Namo Namah...."

Last night it was raining heavily till morning, but we clearly heard the Mahalaya Durga Devi Bandana that was played early in the morning in a nearby puja pandal. Mahalaya marks the beginning of Durga Puja festival, which takes place seven days prior to the main festival. On this day  the goddess Durga is believed to have descended to earth. Durga puja brings together the joy and happiness in every Indians' life. Durga Puja also known as Durgutsova is an annual Hindu festival celebrated specially by Bengali people of India is dedicated to the worship of goddess Durga. Along with goddess Durga, earthen sculpture of goddess  Lakshmi,  goddess Saraswati , lord Ganesh and Kartik are also worshiped together. Lord Shiva, husband is goddess Durga sits on the top of the Durga sculpture. Durga Puja is a celebration of the victory of goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. Durga Puja also coincide with the festival of Navratri  which is celebrated in Gujrat and in north India.


In Assam Durga Puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm and is the second largest festival of Assam after Bohag Bihu. Durga Puja with earthen sculpture in Assam starts during the reign of Ahom Dynasty. However goddess Durga is worshipped in Assam from time immemorial in different durga temples like Maa Kamakhya temple,  Dighashwari temple,  Tamreshwari temple etc.

In today's Assam,  hundreds of colourful and decorative pandals are set up to celebrate Durga Puja. Wearing new clothes and buying balloons are the favourite parts of the celebration that every kid wait the entire year for. On the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth day the goddess Durga is worshipped in her various forms of Durga.
The tenth day is called the Vijay Dashami .



Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja. Durga Puja vijayadashmi celebrations include processions to a nearby river. The Durga Puja devotees carry the earthen sculptures of goddess Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesh and Kartik in trucks accompanied by musics and chants. It's the celebration of saying goodbye to goddess Durga and then they immerse the sculptures into the river water for dissolution .

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

When do you need a LAWYER ? A Checklist

When do you need a lawyer  ?
A checklist 



People have misconception that hiring a lawyer can be a pretty much expensive. So they do try to solve out some legal issues themselves without hiring a lawyer. But without proper knowledge of law they lost in the middle.  A lawyer is a person who is licensed to practice law and whose duty is to uphold the law while protecting the rights of his clients. Not every situation needs a lawyer but in some particular cases you need to hire a lawyer. Here is a  checklist one must know when the question of hiring a lawyer arise.

1. At the time of buying a landed property.  It is difficult for a  buyer to know all the legal aspects before buying a property. A lawyer can better guide you. As you have to take out necessary permissions from concerned authorities,  a lawyer will better help you in taking out those permissions and registering that property.
To know few important things before buying a property in India Click here

2. If you have been arrested for…

Remembering Bapu

2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi . This year we are celebrating 149th birth anniversary of the father of our Nation. 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi better known as Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869. The name 'Mahatma' was given by Rabindranath Tagore. He is also known as 'Bapu' in India.

Mahatma Gandhi played the key role in the independence movements of India.  He was a non-violent activist and he led the independence movements of India through a non-violent protest . Gandhi returned to India from South Africa in 1915 and jumped into the Indian freedom movement.

Here we remember Bapu's 5 major contributions to the India's struggle for freedom :

SALT MARCH:
Salt march is also known as Dandi march. It is one of the major non-violent protest against the British regime in India against salt tax.  On 12th March,  1930 Bapu along with many walked  for 26 long days about 390 kilometers from Sabarmati Ashram to a…

A Blind Date with the World #TheBlindList #SayYesToTheWorld

A blind date with the WorldThat's what my wanderings feet is searching for right now

The world is so beautiful and there are so many amazing places around the globe to see. The world  is full of wonderful places, from majestic waterfalls to sea beaches , from lost cities to mysterious landmarks. These things always fascinated every travelers. Travelling is always fun as more you see the world the more you fall in love with it. People travel to explore. People always travel to those places which they found beautiful and under their budget by searching on the net.  So every people have their own bucket list of places to accomplish during their lifetime.
But would you go on a trip to an unknown destination?  what about going for a blind date with the World. 

Yes! a blind date.
A blind date with the world means visiting an unknown destination and to explore that corner of the world which is untouched. You just pack up your bags and take your car, your bus,  your train, your flight or j…