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What is the significance of Durga Puja?

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Asked by Francisco, 20 Oct '12 01:40 pm
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To gain the grace of Mother Divine and receive Her blessings to remove ignorance, provide protection from adversity and eliminate suffering on an individual and cosmic level. Durga Pujas can be of various lengths, from two hours to six hours or more, and may be performed on a single day, or on consecutive days. The recitation of selections from the Durga Saptashati, a collection of beautiful hymns to Mother Divine, is an especially enjoyable part of this Puja.
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 20 Oct '12 01:50 pm

 
  
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Mahishasur was killed was Goddess Durga and we celebrate it to commemorate that event
Answered by ambuj kumar, 20 Oct '12 01:43 pm

 
  
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During Durga Puja, God in the form of the Divine Mother is worshiped in Her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Though the Goddess is one, She is represented and worshiped in three different aspects. On the first three nights of the festival, Durga is worshiped. On the following three, Lakshmi and then Saraswati Devi on the last three nights. The following tenth day is called Vijayadasami. Vijaya means "victory", the victory over one's own minds that can come only when these three: Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati are worshiped.

Meaning Of Durga
Durga is perhaps the most widely worshiped deity of Shakti. Maa Durga's divine characterization include entire Devibhagavatham is dedicated to her. Durga means one who is difficult to approach. However since she is the mother of universe she is the personification of tender love, wealth, power, beauty and all virtues.

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Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 20 Oct '12 03:13 pm

 
  
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Durga Puja is held during Mahalaya, which is the first phase of crescent moon in Ashwin (according to the Hindu calendar). On this day, the devotees get up early and pray to the goddess Durga. After the celebration of Mahalaya comes Mahashasthi. Mahasasthi is followed by Mahasaptami, Mahaasthami, Mahanavami and ends up with Vijaydashmi.
Answered by manvika, 20 Oct '12 01:44 pm

 
  
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The triumph of good over evil.
Answered by samiran panda, 20 Oct '12 01:42 pm

 
  
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