Why Durga Puja is So Special in West Bengal?

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It is dawn and the residents of Kolkata, the city of joy are about to start their day. But the clay potters are found busy with making Devi Durga 2019 images in West Bengal. Do you know why they are busy? Yes, it is because Durga Puja 2019 is knocking at the door. The potters have no time to take a break at all as they have to complete the idols before the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus begins on October 7 this year.“We are used to working under rush during Durga Puja every year as well as 2019 From my childhood, I was a keen observer of my father’s work, and so I have excelled myself at making clay Durga Puja HD Images 2019. There are several steps to it. First of all, we make jora (combination of straw and ropes). Then we put clay on it and prepare the image based on the catalog given by the puja committee,” said 70-year-old Haripada Paul, a senior clay potter. It’s all fun for us.

Mythology of Durga Puja

Mythology of Durga Puja

Durga Puja 2019 is the Puja of Asurdalani Maa Durga, who had defeated the evil forces and brought peace and solidarity in the earth..

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Durga Puja is one of the most famous and widely celebrated festivals of India. This celebration is a religious celebration  and marks the battle of goddess Durga with  powerful buffalo demon Mahishasura. This festival is actually the celebration for the victory of goddess Durga over the evil power Mahishasura. Every year this is celebrated throughout the country mostly in East India during the Month of September- October. Once you are here during this festival time don’t miss to be at Kolkata to participate in the grand celebration. Normally govt and also private clubs and other organisation both contribute to the decoration and lighting of the city. You will be amazed to see how beautifully artists decorate the Durga Puja 2019 Pandals and the statue of Devi Durga.

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Durga Puja 2019 is without Doubt the Most Famous with Largely Celebrated Festival in West Bengal, India. This celebration is a religious celebration  and marks the battle of goddess Durga with  powerful buffalo demon Mahishasura. This festival is actually the celebration for the victory of goddess Durga over the evil power Mahishasura. Every year this is celebrated throughout the country mostly in East India during the Month of September- October. Once you are here during this festival time don’t miss to be at Kolkata to participate in the grand celebration. Normally govt and also private clubs and other organization both contribute to the decoration and lighting of the city. You will be amazed to see how beautifully artists decorate the puja pandals and the statue of Devi Durga.

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The History of Durga Puja:

History of Durga Puja

Durga Puja was first organized by the rich Bengali landowners or zamindars, in 1757 to honour and welcome Robert Clive.he man who initiated it was Raja Nabakrishna Deb of Calcutta.

After this a practice of elite people organizing their own household pujas became the norm but many common people were excluded from these festivities. By the early 20th century the concept of the public or community Puja had evolved called the “sarbojanin” Puja and this included people from all castes, creeds and ranks of life.

Puja became a great social leveler and a unifying force in the country. Today Durga Puja is an important socio-cultural event in the state and in the country.

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Why Devi Durga has been Created by Other Gods?

A monster called Mahshahur had terrorized the world. He was half-man and half-demon. Neither Vishnu nor Shiva could vanquish him. Thus Shakti was invoked by them and Durga was created to battle Mahishasur.

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Durga rode on a lion and carried several weapons in her several hands. Finally she killed Mahishasur and restored heaven back to the Gods. Since then she is seen as a symbol of the female strength and is venerated for the victory of good over evil. Even in the Vedas and Puranas, Durga has been mentioned as a deity worthy of reverence and adoration.

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