Durga Puja Festival India Mid October each year

Durga Puja Festival India

Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. It is particularly popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bangladesh and the diaspora from this region, and also in Nepal where it is called Dashain

Date: 15 Oct. 2018 – 19 Oct. 2018
Observances: Ceremonial worship of goddess Durga
Ends: Tenth day of Ashwina shukla paksha
Observed by: Bengali, Odia, Maithils and Assamese as a socio-cultural and religious festival
Did you know: Every year for about seven days, the city of Kolkata, that hosts over 4,500 pujas, comes to a standstill to celebrate Durga Puja or Pujo. indiatimes.com
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The festival is celebrated broadly to hail woman’s power | Photo courtesy: Manogya Loiwal

Goddess Durga is a symbol of shakti (power) and one of the most celebrated deities in the Hindu pantheon. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is a festival celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm.

The pandals in Kolkata, with their unique and beautiful themes, become an attraction every year for crowds from across the country. This year too is no different.

The Durga Puja enthusiasm is seen in all folks, be it kids or old people. Age, gender, creed, they take a back seat as the region immerses itself in the festivities of Durga Puja.

Due to Durga Ashtami, the pandals witnessed devotees in thousands.

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