Durga Puja is also known as Dussehra or Durgotsava. Goddess Durga is Worshiped in Dussehra. It is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil.
Durga Puja is celebrated in the month of Ashvin according to the Hindu calendar.This is a festival of 10 Days. Dussehra is the conclusion of the Navaratri festival. The whole country Delhi to Mysore and Gujarat to Bengal, celebrates this festival with full of fun.
Number of states celebrate Durga’s triumph over the evil spirit Mahishasur, while Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana the King of demons is celebrated in some states.
Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is the most popular Indian festivals that is celebrated in the month of Ashwin and kartik.Hindus rejoice 10 days ritual of fast, celebrations and rituals to admire the victory of Lord Rama over evil Ravana. This festival starts from Navratri and ends with “Dussehra”. Ram Leela is the major enlightening event, held in Delhi.In Vijayadashmi the status of Ravana and Kumbhakaran is burn on the last day of festival in Delhi. This ritual is followed by a wonderful fire cracker.
2. West Bengal
Goddess Durga is worshiped as Goddess Shakti in West Bengal. In India Navratri festival is also famous as Durga Puja.Durga Puja is major waited & renowned festival of West Bengal, particularly in Kolkata.The 5 days of festival is unforgettable due to huge pandals, minaret, auditorium, Over crowded streets and magnificent lighting in Durga Puja.Kolkata does not sleep for 5 days. Nevertheless the festival ends with the Maha Dashami. The festival continues with the ceremony of exchange warm greetings and Rasogollas.
One of the greatest places to enjoy Navratri is Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It comes breathing with delight celebration through dance, music and food. The atmosphere is full of celebrations. Navratri is celebrated with enjoyment and religious passion. The only state that holds a 9 night dance festival ‘Garbas’,’is Gujarat. Men in traditional kedias and Women in lehenga cholis appear their most excellent in Dandia. the most popular folk dances of Gujarat is Garba and Dandiya. the worship of Ma Amba, another name of Goddess Shakti.
Durga Puja in Varanasi is a different experience altogether. A dance drama, Ram Leela is performed to enact the lives of Ram, Sita and Lakshman. The complete city becomes a Ram Leela ground during Navratri. In Ramnagar one of the most famous Ramlila is held.It is about 15 kilometers away from Varanasi. The performance of Ramcharitamanas on nine days of the festival is considered a virtue.
The 400-year-old Dussehra festivity is celebrated in Mysore. It is celebrated in the month of September or October. This festival is celebrated for ten days, the last day of festival is called ‘Vijayadashami’. It is the most auspicious festival of Mysore. During Dussehra each night the Mysore Palace remains outstanding illuminate. Mysore Palace with more than 100,000 lights on the occasion of Dussehra is a exceptional illustration Several dance performances and music performance are held in auditoriums and other venues during Durga Puja.