Essay on Durga Puja for Students and Children

Essay on Durga Puja for Students and Children: Durga Pooja, a Hindu festival celebrating the victory of Durga the warrior goddess Durga over Mahisasura, is celebrated. It is a festival that celebrates female power, or ‘Shakti’ as it is known in the Universe. It’s a festival that celebrates Good over Evil. Durga Pooja, one of India’s most important festivals, is a must-see. It is a festival for Hindus. However, it also serves as a time to reunite with family and friends and to celebrate cultural values and customs.

Essay on Durga Puja for Students and Children

Essay on Durga Puja for Students and Children

Durga Pooja’s significance

The ceremonies require fasting and devotion for ten consecutive days. However, the four last days of the festival, namely Saptami Ashtami, Navami and Vijaya Dashami, are celebrated in India with great sparkle and magnificence, particularly in Bengal and beyond.

There are many ways to celebrate Durga Pooja. There are many factors that can affect the duration of Durga Pooja celebrations. Some festivals last for five days while others go on for seven days. Other festivals go on for ten days. Joviality starts with “Shashti” – the sixth day, and ends on “VijayaDashmi” – the tenth.

Background of Durga Pooja

Goddess Durga was the child of Himalayan and Menka. Later, she became Sati and was married to Lord Shiva. The festival of Durga Pooja is believed to have started when Lord Rama worshipped Durga to receive a grant from her to kill Ravana.

In some communities, particularly in Bengal, the festival is celebrated with the decoration of a ‘pandal” in the vicinity. Some even make all arrangements to worship the goddess at their home. They also immerse the statue of the goddess in the holy Ganges on the last day.

Durga Pooja is celebrated to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, or light over dark. One legend states that Durga, the goddess Durga, defeated Mahisasura the day before. The three Lords Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu called her to exterminate the demon and save the planet from his cruelty. The demon was defeated by Goddess Durga after a ten-day battle. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.

Rituals Performed During Durga Pooja

The celebrations begin at the time of Mahalaya when devotees ask Goddess Durga for her return to the Earth. During an auspicious ceremony called Chokkhu Daan, they place the eyes of Goddess Durga’s statue. They then place the Goddess Durga’s idol and perform rituals to make her blessed presence visible on Saptami.

These rituals are known as ‘Pran Pratisthan’. It is made up of a small banana tree called a Kola Bou (banana-bride), which is then taken to a nearby lake or river for a bath. The sari is worn in the ritual as a way to carry the Goddess’s holy energies.

The festival is a time when devotees offer prayers and worship the Goddess in many different ways. The eighth day is the traditional night aarti ritual. This is when the religious folk dance is performed before the Goddess to please her. The dance is performed to the beat of drums and while holding a clay bowl with camphor and a burning coconut cover.

The worship is concluded with a Maha Aarti on the ninth day. It signifies the end of major rituals and prayers. The festival ends with Goddess Durga returning to her husband’s house. Durga’s statutes will be taken by Durga for immersion in the river. Married women mark themselves with red vermillion powder and offer it to the Goddess.

Conclusion

This festival is open to all, regardless of caste or financial status. Durga Pooja has a large and vibrant theatrical component. It is a vital part of the festival. The festival is also known for its delicious traditional cuisine. Many people enjoy delicious food from the street of Kolkata, including sweets, thanks to the many food stalls and shops. All West Bengal workplaces, educational institutions and businesses are closed to celebrate Durga pooja. Durga Pooja can also be celebrated in Kolkata, Guwahati and Mumbai, Jamshedpur and Bhubaneswar. Non-residential Bengali cultural institutions organize Durga pooja in many places throughout the UK, USA and Australia. The festival shows us that the good wins over the bad and we must always choose the right path.



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