ওঁ শ্ৰীংলক্ষ্মীদেৱ্যৈ নমঃ শ্ৰীশ্ৰীলক্ষ্মীদেৱীৰ প্ৰণাম মন্ত্ৰ ওঁ বিশ্বৰূপস্য ভাৰ্য্যাসি পদ্মে পদ্মালয়ে শুভে । সৰ্ব্বতঃ পাহি মাং দেৱী মহালক্ষ্মী নমোহস্তুতে ॥
Durga Puja festival marks the victory of goddess Durga in her battle against the shape-shifting and deceptive buffalo-asura Mahishasura.[note 1] Thus, the festival epitomises the victory of good over evil, though it also is in part a harvest festival that celebrates the goddess as the motherly power behind all of life and creation. Durga Puja coincides with Dussehra celebrations observed by other traditions of Hinduism, where the Ram lila is enacted, celebrating the victory of Rama against Ravana, and effigies of Ravana are burnt.
Though the primary goddess revered during Durga puja is Durga, the celebrations also include other major deities of Hinduism such as goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth, prosperity), Saraswati (goddess of knowledge and music), Ganesha (god of good beginnings) and Kartikeya (god of war). In Bengali traditions, the other deities next to her side are considered to be Durga’s children. The Hindu god Shiva, as Durga’s husband, is also revered during this festival. The festival begins on the first day with Mahalaya, marking Durga’s advent in her battle against evil. Starting with the sixth day (Sasthi), the goddess is welcomed, and festive Durga worship and celebrations begin in elaborately decorated temples and pandals hosting the statues. The festival ends of the day of Vijaya Dashami, when with drum beats of music and chants, Shakta Hindu communities start a procession carrying the colorful clay statues to a river or ocean and immerse them, as a form of goodbye and her return to divine cosmos and Shiva’s mythical home in Kailash.
Aries Horoscope 2019
When it comes to the Aries Horoscope 2019, Mars’ transits
and positioning for the year are crucial as it is the ruling planet
of the zodiac sign. The …
When it comes to the Aries Horoscope 2019, Mars’ transits and positioning for the year are crucial as it is the ruling planet of the zodiac sign. The year would start off with Mars in your 12th house; the effects of this positioning will be prominent throughout the year. You will start this year on a high; investments during the first quarter will yield excellent returns.
Put your curiosity and bold persona to good use and look out for any opportunities coming your way. Minor delays and hurdles might put your patience to the test. Try and keep your cool and reign in your emotions during the 6th February to 22nd March period as your emotions will be supercharged during this time.Read more