Durga Puja - Send Gifts to India

India is the ancient worship land from centuries and it is the place of rituals, culture, traditions and festivities where people take leave from busy schedules and try to celebrate popular occasions that mark the milestone in the history of country. Celebrating Durga Puja is one of the most popular and remarkable rejoicing festival in which people worship the Mother Goddess who is supposed to be most powerful God according to Hinduism. This occasion is always referred to the emphatic win of Mother Goddess over the evil powered buffalo demon Mahishasur. Celebrating patterns and methods of Durga Puja may change across the length and width of the country.

In fact, the celebrating days of the Durga Puja fall in the last 5 days of holy Navratri that usually comes in the last September or early October every year. When it comes to celebrations in 2011, Durga Puja falls in October 2-6 and people will just get into holy activities, fasting and distributing sweets among their relatives, family members and friends. It should be noted here that the dates for the Durga Puja are often calculated according to the lunar calendar. If you are thinking to celebrate this festival in the best place, you should definitely visit West Bengal state where all the traditions and rituals are performed with flavor, enthusiasm and festival spirit. In Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, Durga Puja is always considered one of the most makeable and auspicious occasions in a year.

Though this festival finds its importance especially in Bengal yet it is celebrated the same fervor all over the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Assam, Tripura and nearly all the northern states of the country. In fact, Durga Puja is celebrated ion the same pattern and fashion as Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the country. All the homes and streets are decorated with statues of Goddess Durga placed everywhere in the center. The early days of the festival or Navratri see huge crowds and public to see different elaborated statues all over the city and thereafter, the statues are paraded through the streets with which people dance on the music and enjoy the festivity to the fullest. You will also see the elaborated and decorated podiums all over the country which marks the huge celebration of Mother Goddess to lure her with the power, prestige and happiness.

At the end of festival Durga Puja, the statues are immersed in the nearby water bodies that are usually flowing, which depicts the alive and active source of power. This festival especially is referred to as the occasion where drama, music and other theatrical performances are often held to entertain the masses. No doubt, flavors and taste of different food items are huge attractions for the common people.

Aparna Published: Sep 29, 2011 | Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022
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