Navami of Durga Puja - India
Tue, Oct 4, 2022

Navami of Durga Puja

The Navami of Durga Puja is celebrated in India and focuses on the worship of Goddess Durga, depicted in pictures armed and with ten arms. Festivals dedicated to her personify a visit with children to her house. They are concentrated customs and traditions, with which the Hindu people are so rich.

History

The holiday is mainly celebrated in West Bengal. Each person involved in the event finds time to bow to the goddess and show their devotion. During this period, other deities are not forgotten, for example, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikey. It’s safe to say that Durga is the connecting force of the population in India, even if different areas celebrate the date in their own way. In the northern regions, 9 girls are invited and fed with holy food. Each of them symbolizes one of the nine faces of the Goddess. In the south, Ayudh Puja is celebrated on this date in honor of Saraswati.

In the literature, one can find mention of the celebration of Navami of Durga Puja by landowners – the event dates back to the 16th century. Rajas (kings) enlightened people and brought them knowledge about the deity. Idols were placed in the courtyards of large families, and every stranger could enter and bow to the goddess.

Interesting facts

Amazing things to know:

  • the idols of the goddess Durga are decorated with flowers;
  • some people fast, and some, on the contrary, show their devotion through rich treats;
  • the place of worship must be cleansed with water from the river Ganges;
  • offerings of fruits and sweets are made to the goddess.

How to celebrate

India has many colorful festivals that reflect the culture of the state. This one represents prosperity and greatness. Everyone who takes part in it will definitely feel fulfilled and happy. If you are not in the country, it’s time to buy a ticket here! Unite with others, forgive old grievances and ask for forgiveness if someone is upset. Express gratitude to the goddess and expect her parting words!

When is Navami of Durga Puja celebrated in 2022?

Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 4 2022
Monday October 23 2023
Saturday October 12 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Monday October 19 2026

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