Autumn festival stats from today
Filed Under: Lifestyle, World | Posted: 10/12/2010 at 11:10PM
Comments | Region: India
The four days of Puja (Autum Festival) start from today (Oct. 14) the sixth day of the full moon that follows the Mahalaya and ends up with the Bijaya Dashami. According to Hindu sciptures, Durga is the wife of God Shiva, the Hindu Goddess emerged when evil forces threathened the very existence of the Gods.Durga killed the powerful demon Mahishasur.
Durga Puja is celebrated with joy all over India especially West Bengal.People send Durja Puja gifts to dear ones and express good wishes to them. Durga Puja is celebrated in the autumn months of September-October.
Local TV news channels air special programs during the festive time.Icons of the face of Goddess Durga have become a permanent feature on their screen. The special Puja editions of Bengali magazines normally hit the stands by the auspicious day of Mahalaya.