Durga Puja Art - Neha Bharti
Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins on the same day as Navratri, a nine-day festival celebrating the divine feminine. Durga puja’s first day is Mahalaya, which herald the advent of the goddess. Celebrations and worship begin on Sasthi, the sixth day. During the following three days, the goddess is worshipped in her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati. The celebrations end with Vijaya Dashami (“Tenth Day of Victory”), when Amin’s loud chants and drumbeats, idols are carried in huge processions to local rivers, where they are immersed.