Durga Puja 2012 India

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Durga Puja 2012 India

Durja Puja is the annual Hindu festival celebrated in the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.This year it is celebrated during  20th – 24th October 2012.All six days are observed and are called as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. Durga Puja is widely celebrated in several Indian states and it is the most significant socio-cultural event in Bengali society. However, it is not only celebrated in India. It is also celebrated in many countries with Hindu population.

Durga Puja 2012 will be held in West Bengal, wherein the goddess Durga, the embodiment of all feminine virtues representing power and unity, is their most beloved deity. This event is marks the worship of divine power or ‘Shakti’.

Durga Puja is one of the largest celebrated festivals in the whole world after the establishment of the Indian Independence  ̶  with the goddess Durga becoming its icon. Decorated idols of the goddess are created usually in the depiction of her in the act of vanquishing the demon Mahishasura on large tableaux, widely distributed around every corner of all neighborhoods.

Of course, food will always be present in any celebration. Expect stalls selling a variety of foods. And also expect some apparels and household items being sold. Be sure to not mind the noise as you make your business in the stalls because the streets can be very noisy since it’s a festival after all. Yet, despite the incredible loudness, it’s still enjoyable. The festivities would continue for a period of nine days, but the preparations and excitement begin long before it even begins. There is no doubt that Durga Puja 2012 will be a wild and glorious celebration.

The Durga Puja 2012 would reach fever pitch by the ninth day, like it always has in previous celebrations. And it is the following day of Vijavadashami that the idols of the goddess are ritually immersed in a river or sea. This immersion symbolizes the return of the goddess Durga after 10 days of sojourn in her parents’ home.

Songs, dances, music, food, worship, and rituals  ̶  this is what you can mostly expect from Durga Puja 2012. Like all festivities, an incredible noise and revelry would flood the streets and overwhelm several neighborhoods, all for the worship of the popular goddess Durga. The event will be filled with some songs and dance to worship the goddess.

Even if you’re not familiar with the Hindu culture and religion, you would still enjoy the exciting religious frenzy. But if you’re in it for the food, you’ll expect several delicacies that define Hindu culinary and culture. Guests are welcome to join in, whether you believe in the goddess or not, celebrating the event in her honor can be a rewarding experience.

 

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