Durga Puja 2020 will be celebrated from 22nd October 2020 till 26th October 2020.
Durga Pooja is a Hindu celebration festivity of the Mother Goddess and the triumph of the warrior Goddess Durga over the evil spirit Mahisasura. The festival addresses female power as ‘Shakti’ in the Universe. Durga Pooja is likely the best festival of India.
It is a celebration of Good over Evil. Notwithstanding being a celebration for the Hindus, it is likewise an ideal opportunity for a gathering of loved ones, and a service of social qualities and customs.
While the services bring recognition of quick and commitment for ten days, the most recent four days of the celebration specifically Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Vijaya-Dashami are commended with much shimmer and radiance in India, particularly in Bengal and abroad.
The Durga Pooja celebrations differ subject to the spot, customs, and feelings. Things change to the extent that some spot the festival is on for five days, some spot it is for seven and some spot it is for completed ten days. Good humor starts with ‘Shashti’ – 6th day and closures on the ‘VijayaDashmi’ – the 10th day.
Goddess Durga was the young lady of Himalaya and Menka. She later turned into Sati and married Lord Shiva. It is acknowledged that the festival of Durga pooja started since the time Lord Rama loved the goddess to get an honor of powers from her to kill Ravana. A few networks, particularly in Bengal the celebration is praised by enriching a ‘pandal’ in the nearby locales. A few people even love the goddess at home by making all the plans. On the most recent day, they likewise go for inundating the sculpture of the goddess into the sacred waterway the Ganges.
We observe Durga Pooja to respect the triumph of good over detestable or light over haziness. Some accept another story behind this celebration is that on this day the goddess Durga vanquished the evil presence Mahisasura. She was called upon by the every one of the three Lords – Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu to destroy the evil spirit and spare the world from his mercilessness. The fight continued for ten days lastly, on the 10th day, Goddess Durga wiped out the devil. We commend the 10th day as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
THE BEGINING – Durga Pooja 2020
The celebrations start from the hour of Mahalaya, where the enthusiasts demand Goddess Durga to go to the earth. On this day, they make the eyes on the sculpture of the Goddess during a favorable function named Chokkhu Daan. In the wake of building up the symbol of Goddess Durga set up, they perform ceremonies to raise her favored presence into the icons on Saptami.
These customs are called ‘Pran Pratisthan’. It comprises of a little banana plant known a Kola Bou (banana lady of the hour), which is scrubbed down in a close by stream or lake, equipped in a sari, and is utilized as a route for conveying the Goddess’ heavenly vitality.
During the celebration, the lovers offer supplications to the Goddess and revered her in a few distinct structures. After the night aarti custom is done on the eighth day it is a convention for the strict people move which is acted before the Goddess so as to delight her. This move is performed on the melodic bangs of drums while holding an earth pot stacked up with expending coconut covering and camphor.
On the 9th Day, Maha Aarti is performed which is emblematic of the completion of the significant customs and petitions. On the most recent day of the celebration, Goddess Durga returns to her better half’s residence and the goddess Durga’s rules are taken for inundation in the stream. The married women offer red vermillion powder to the Goddess and engraving themselves with this powder.
All individuals celebrate and appreciate this celebration independent of their positions and money related status. Durga Pooja is a massively shared and dramatic festival. Move and social displays are a key bit of it. Scrumptious customary food is likewise a huge aspect of the celebration. The street of Kolkata thrives with food eases back down and shops, where a couple of neighborhood individuals and untouchables acknowledge mouth-watering staple including sweets. To observe Durga Pooja, all work environments, instructive establishments, and business places stay shut in West Bengal. Other than Kolkata, Durga Pooja is likewise celebrated in different spots like Patna, Guwahati, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, etc. Various non-private Bengali social establishments create Durga Pooja in a couple of spots in the UK, USA, Australia, France, and various countries. Along these lines, the celebration instructs us that great consistently prevails upon the wickedness thus we ought to consistently follow the correct way.
At the conclusion note we would like to emphasize on maintaining social distancing and adhere to government policy and procedures during the celebration. Lets all pray together, mata rani will for sure bless us all and take us out from this current pandemic situation so that life can normally run on track as it was once upon a time.
Happy Durga Puja !!