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  Durga Puja Stories,Durga Puja Legends,Story & Legends of Durga Pooja
Durga Puja Stories,Durga Puja Legends,Story and Legends of Durga Pooja
Goddess Durga represents a united front of all Divine forces against the negative forces of evil and wickedness.
The image of Durga, the Eternal Mother destroying the demon, Mahishasur is symbolic of the final confrontation of the spiritual urge of man with his baser passions.
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  Durga Puja - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puja means "worship," and Durga's Puja is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashshin, which is the sixth month in the Bengali calendar.
The pujas are held over a five-day period, which is traditionally viewed as the coming of the married daughter, Durga, to her father, Himalaya's home.
Puja is performed each day and devotees don't remove the flower garland that is put each day on the idol or image of the deity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Durga_Puja   (1399 words)

 Durga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a mother goddess, she is frequently called Maa Durga and is sometimes referred to as the mother of Ganesh, Lakshmi,and Saraswati (in some traditions she is also an incarnation of Saraswati or Lakshmi).
Durga is depicted as a warrior woman riding a lion or a tiger with multiple hands carrying weapons and assuming mudras, or symbolic hand gestures.
Durga Puja is the biggest annual festival in Bengal and other parts of Eastern India, but it is celebrated in various forms throughout the Hindu universe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Durga   (766 words)

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The 4 day Durga Puja is the biggest annual festival in Bengal and other parts of Eastern India, but it is celebrated in various forms throughout the Hindu universe.
Nine aspects of Durga known as Navadurga are meditated upon, one by one during the nine-day festival by devout shakti worshippers.
The Goddess Durga worshipped in her peaceful form as Shree Shantadurga also known as santeri, is the patron Goddess of Goa.
www.madurgapuja.com   (411 words)

 Durga Puja United States 2006
One of the earliest and notable city Pujas was celebrated by Raja Nabakrishna Deb of Sovabazar in 1757 to commemorate the East India Company’s victory over Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah at Plassey.
The baroari (public) worship of the mother goddess commenced from the last decade of the 18th century when twelve Brahmin men formed a committee to conduct their own Durga Puja in Guptipara village in Nadia district of West Bengal, partly because some of them had been denied entry into a household celebration.
As the image of the mother goddess grew bigger and was separated from her children, traditionally depicted within one composite background as ek chalchitra, the images developed their distinctive iconography.
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 Durga Puja
The public celebration of Durga Puja was a reaction to the restrictive and hierarchical practices of the household pujas.
Durga Puja is a nine-day festival, celebrated in the state of West Bengal, from the first to the tenth day in the month of Ashvina.
Durga Puja is the most important and the most eagerly awaited festival of the state.
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Durga Puja, the biggest Hindu festival, concluded on Thursday with the immersion of idols of Durga, the goddess of supreme power, across the country amid strict security blanket.
DHAKA: The five-day Durga Puja, the greatest festivities for the Hindus, ended yesterday with the immersion of Durga idols in the capital and elsewhere in the country.
www.topix.net /holidays/durga-puja   (683 words)

 Durga puja
Durga pujas are a time to reach out and forge new bonds and reinforce old ones.
Pujas were also a time when we would go plucking flowers in the neighbour’s garden in anticipation of the coming festivities.
Puja is the only time when relatives come to town from across the country and abroad and it’s four days of intense bonding, catching up and tradition.
cities.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=152224   (1209 words)

 BANGLAPEDIA: Durga Puja   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saradiya Puja derives from a worship of the goddess arranged by ramachandra in autumn.
Durga Puja celebrations are believed by some to have been introduced into Bengal by Kangsanarayan, Raja of Tahirpur in rajshahi district during the reign of Emperor akbar (1556-1605).
However, the detailed descriptions of Durga Puja celebrations in Durgotsavanirnaya by jimutavahana (c 1050-1150), Durgabhaktitarangini by vidyapati (1374-1460), Durgotsavaviveka by shulapani (1375-1460), Ramayana by krittivas ojha (c 1381-1461), Kriyachintamani by Vachaspati Mishra (1425-1428), Tithitattva by raghunandan Bhattacharya (15-16 century) suggest that this festival was celebrated in Bengal as early as the 10th century.
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The teeth were formed from the light of Prajapati, the lord of creatures, the Triad of her eyes was born from the light of Agni, the Fire God, the eyebrows from the two Sandhyas,ie, sunrise and sunset, the ears from the light of Vayu, the god of Wind.
Durga was also given many other precious and magical gifts, new clothing, and a garland of immortal lotuses for her head and breasts.
Durga’s lion pounced on the demon-buffalo and engaged him in a battle.
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 Durga Puja of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math
Durga Puja is meant for public worship, in which a large number of people participate.
The first Durga Puja at Belur Math was conducted in a huge Pendal (decorative shed) on the open ground to the north of the old shrine.
Ashtami Puja is concluded with Bhog and Arati.
rkmhq.org /durga_puja/article_on_durga_puja.htm   (5099 words)

 Puja Parikrama 1999
of Durga Puja, adhering to elaborate rituals and socio-religious commitments, is a stupendous responsibility for the family.
Tarpan is performed at dawn on Dasami, the last day of the pujas and the idol is taken for immersion to the Ganges on shoulders thereafter the goddess is floated on twin country boat and the rituals of immersion is completed accordingly.
In old days all each evening of puja days some entertainment programs used to be performed such as Jatra,dances etc. Of late the family members of the Seal family perform some entertainment program in one of the evening of the puja.
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 Calcuttaweb - Durga Puja
It is similar to the Durga of Aihole and of Mahabalipuram (seventh century).
The tableau of Durga with her four children - Kartik, Ganesh, Saraswati and Lakshmi, representing respectively the Protector, the Initiator of the puja, Knowledge and the Provider - signifies the complete manifestation of the goddess.
The oldest Puja in Calcutta, as some believes, was used to be the family Puja of Sabarna Chaudhury of Barisha which dates back to 1610.
www.calcuttaweb.com /puja/index.shtml   (1235 words)

 Durga - Narrative Art of an 'Independent' Warrior Goddess
The Great Goddess Durga was born from the energies of the male divinities when the gods lost the long drawn-out battle with the asuras (demons).
With her golden body blazing with the splendor of a thousand suns, seated on her lion or tiger vehicle, Durga is one of the most spectacular of all personifications of Cosmic Energy.
The disappearance of Durga from the battlefield after the victory over aggression expressed one of the deepest truths of the episode, for the feminine action in the cosmic drama is without retentive, ego-seeking ambition.
www.exoticindiaart.com /article/durga   (1832 words)

 Durga Puja - The Worship of The Goddess Durga   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durga Puja - The Worship of The Goddess Durga
The manifestation of Goddess Durga is said to emerge from Her formless essence and the two are inseparable.
Thus, by worshiping Durga the idea of ruthless destruction is invoked to annihilate all the desires and unfold divinity.
www.truthstar.com /articles/durgapuja.asp   (1049 words)

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Durga, being pleased with the devotion of 'Rama', appeared and blessed him for the battle.
The image of Durga is framed at the centre, and the background behind the whole group is called the chaal-chitra.
The community puja, the most-coveted festival in the year, has transcended geographical boundaries and reached every son and daughter of the soil across the globe.
www.rumela.com /events/festival_durga_puja.htm   (586 words)

 Durga Puja Celebrations,Durga Pooja Celebrations,Celebration of Durga Puja
The celebration of Durga Puja goes very far back in history and there are abundant references to it in India literature from 12th century onwards.
While earlier Durga was worshiped alone, now it is, more often than not, the goddess with her family.
Durga is portrayed as the supreme head; and the presence of Ganesha, Kartikeya, Shiva etc marks a wholesome picture of divinity.
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From the god of death Durga received a rod, and from the Ruler of Waters she was given a noose.
Durga received many other precious and magical treasures-- gifts of jewels, new clothing, and a garland of immortal lotuses for her head and breasts.
Durga Puja is one of the most important festivel of Bengalies.
madurgapuja.com /birth_durga.htm   (865 words)

 Kolkata Beckons: Durga Puja
Durga Puja, the most important festival of Bengalis is the worship of ‘Shakti’ or the divine power.
Finally when Mahishasura in the guise of a buffalo charged against Durga, the Devi leaped at Mahishasura, pushing him to the ground with her left leg, beheaded the buffalo and from it emerged Mahishasura in his original form.
But the most interesting part of Durga Puja is that, instead of placing Durga on a high alter and worshipping her from a distance the Bengalis embrace her in their hearts and make her an inseparable member of the family.
in.geocities.com /kolkatabeckons/durga.html   (1773 words)

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It is the time of the Durga Puja, celebrating the ten-armed goddess of fertility and the third embodiment of the Devi, Durga.
Durga Puja is an extravaganza of almost seven days; but the preparation starts months before the actual event.
Durga puja is the most favorite festival of the people of eastern India, especially the people of West Bengal.
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Durga Puja is celebrated with customary pomp and fanfare twice a year – once in the month of March or April (basant) and again in the month of September or October (ashwin), during the moonlit fortnight.
Durga Puja commences on the day after mahalaya, usually on the last day of the waning or new moon, sometime in September or October.
The priest breathes life into the idol of Durga as he performs the sandhi puja (worship in the evening) to the chanting of shlokas (religious couplets).
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 Dussehra   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tenth day is devoted to the worship of goddess Durga, who occupies a special position in the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses.
The day-long pujas and recital of shlokas lead to the maha arati.The maha arati signals the formal end of religious rituals, and the rest of the day is given to joy and merriment, dance and music.
Afterwards, Durga is taken at the head of colourful and noisy processions to be immersed in either the sea or the Ganga.
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Durga Puja is the most important festival of Bengalis.
Durga Puja means more to us than just a religious festival.It is a celebration of life, culture, popular customs and traditions...
Goddess Durga's arrival on elephant signifies good harvest while her departure on boat signifies good harvest and flood.
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Bengali festival : Durga : Durgapuja : Durga Puja of Bengal : Durga Puja
Durga Puja Mantras, the integral part of every puja are accompanied by the rhythmic beatings of the dhak
The worship of the Goddess Durga is not limited within Bengal.....
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Durga is an incarnation of Devi or the Mother Goddess, a unified symbol of all divine forces.
For Shaivas Durga is the wife of Shiva.
Durga also obtained very powerful weapons, such as the chakra from Vishnu and a trident from.
www.hamaracd.com /hcdindia/asp/DurgaPuja.asp   (165 words)

 Blowin' In The Wind: Durga Puja
Puja means worship, and Durga's Puja is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashvin, which is the sixth month in the Hindu Calendar.
Durga is the goddess who slays the demon Mahishashur, and the Pujas mark this victory of good over evil.
That is the image we worship during the Pujas, Ma Durga slaying the demon with her children on either side of her.
rana.typepad.com /weblog/2005/10/durga_puja.html   (830 words)

 Durga puja | Bengal durga puja | Durga puja festival
Durga Puja is celebrated with joy all over India, especially West Bengal in worship of Goddess Durga.
Durga, in Sanskrit means "She who is incomprehensible or difficult to reach." Goddess Durga is a form of Shakti worshiped for her gracious as well as terrifying aspect.
Durga Puja is celebrated on a large scale with puja pandals (marquees) dotting nearly every nook and corner of West Bengal.
living.oneindia.in /expressions/durga-puja.html   (829 words)

 Durga Puja History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today, Durga Puja has reached a zenith of popularity in Bengal, although it is celebrated with a great deal of fanfare in states like Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar.
According to another, the first Durga Puja took place in 1606 and the gentleman responsible was Bhabananda Majumdar of Nadia.
In this puja Durga is accompanied not by her children but by her two companions Jaya and Bijoya.
www.anandautsav.com /history.htm   (1111 words)

 Durga Puja Festival
The pujas are held over a ten-day period, which is traditionally viewed as the coming of the married daughter, Durga, to her father, Himalaya's home.
Although it is a Hindu festival, religion takes a backseat on these five days: Durga Puja in Bengal is a carnival, where people from all backgrounds, regardless of their religious beliefs, participate and enjoy themselves to the hilt.
Durga pooja is celebrated extensively in North India where beautiful idols of the Mother Goddess are worshipped in elaborate pandals for nine days, and on the tenth day, these are carried out in procession for visarjan (immersion) in a river or pond.
www.manyzone.com /festivals/durga-puja.aspx   (417 words)

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