Durga Puja is another religious event of the Hindu community the same as Holi. In India, people celebrate both events with the utmost energy. Durga Puja is more significant in Assam, West Bengal, and most preciously in Kolkata. Let’s know all about these two occasions here.
Holi and Durga Puja in 2020:
Holi will be on March 9 and 10 in 2020, whereas Durga Puja will be from October 22 to 26 in 2020. While Holi is the festival of colors, the Durga Puja is the festival to celebrate the powers of Goddess Durga.
Know all about Holi here. And for Durga Puja, read this article till the end.
Durga Puja is the celebration that continues for ten days during the month of Ashvina, that is the 7th month of the Hindu calendar. The celebration is for the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura.
The first day of the celebrations of Durga Puja is known as Mahalaya. On this day, people gather and pray together. This day signifies that some festival is about to happen.
It is the second part of the Durga Puja celebrations. It continues from sixth to the ninth day. During these days, idols are placed under the pandals for all the people. So they come to have darshan of Goddess and offer prayers. People worship the Goddess in the form of Durga, Sarasvati, and Lakshmi.
It is the tenth day of the Durga Puja celebrations. People go towards the nearby river carrying the massive idols of the Goddess in the form of a procession. They chant out loud, praising the Goddess, and also dance on the beats of dhol. When they reach the river, the idol is immersed in the river. It symbolizes the departure of the Goddess towards her husband, Shiva.
Every festival is a celebration of love and happiness. So we must all get together and forget all the sorrows.