The festivity of Durga puja is celebrated on a grand scale in the state of West Bengal. This popular festival is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga, who is known for her power. The term Durga in Sanskrit language means someone who is very difficult to reach. People worship Goddess Durga in both the forms, as the Goddess of power as well as the destroyer of demons. She represents the dynamism of females.
Maa Durga is more often referred to as the mother of the universe,
owing to the multitude of powers that she possesses. Goddess Durga is
known by different names like Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. As Parvati, she
is the partner of the great Lord Shiva and the mother of three children,
namely Ganesha, Karttikeya and Jyoti. During the festive occasion of
Durga puja, Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Goddess Kali, the
destroyer of demons.
As far as the appearance of Maa Durga is concerned, dressed in
beautiful red attire, she is shown riding the lion. She is depicted as
having long hair, the beauty of which has an unbeatable charm. Goddess
Durga is usually portrayed as having ten arms holding different
instruments such as arrow, bell, bow, conch, discus, rosary, shielf,
spear, sword and Winecup. These instruments enable her to gain power and
control over the universe.