How Is Durga Puja Celebrated in India?

Durga, a Hindu Goddess also known as Shakti or Devi, is one the most important deities worshipped in India. She stands for protection, power, strength and morality. Durga Puja is a festival celebrating Goddess Durga in the Indian subcontinent. It refers to all six days venerated as Mahalaya, Shashti, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Mahanavami and ending in Vijayadashami. The festival is celebrated from sixth to tenth day in the lunar fortnight. There are two myths surrounding the festival. First, Durga puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga in conquering evil…

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