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Durga Puja
The festivity of Durga puja is celebrated in the dedication of the Hindu Goddess Durga, also known as Maa Kali.

Goddess Durga

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. Goddess DurgaDuring 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.

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