Celebrate Navratri With New Vibes: DURGA PUJA CELEBRATIONS 2020

Durga Puja is the celebration of nine forms of Goddess Durga named as Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skand Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. 

Celebrate Navratri With New Vibes: DURGA PUJA CELEBRATIONS 2020
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It’s time to celebrate the ten day festival of Durga Puja with new hopes,peace and joy. This auspicious day of Durga Puja is all about happiness and prosperity. Durga Puja is a hindu festival and the main reason to celebrate this puja is Devi Durga killed the demon Mahishasura and ended a bad era.

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The festival has arrived today on 17th Oct 2020 and will go till 25th Oct 2020 with the custom of Ravan Vadh known as Dussehra.  The last day will be the  ‘Abar asibo phire (Bengali)’Vidai’ ceremony of Devi Durga.

This year the celebration of 9 nights and 10 days of Durga Puja has taken a different avatar, due to this pandemic situation of 2020. This year people will be missing the enormous and grand Pandals, huge crowds, the chaos at stalls and fares, street food eateries, Puchka and ballon walas,  lightings, associated with the durga puja celebration.  All these seems like maintaining a distance with Durga Puja for the safety of devotees.

Durga Puja is the celebration of nine forms of Goddess Durga named as Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skand Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. 

People also worship nine Kanya (girls) as in forms of Nine Goddess and a boy as Bhairo in form of brother of Maa Durga. Mentioning the custom of Kanya Pujan seems important to me, as the social media always follows a trend during Navratri,where they want to respect the girls first and then worship the goddess. Not contradicting this issue but the trend is relatable in the present scenario of society.

The festive season has arrived and we all can hope for a new change, better mindset and a true life. We can also hope for a Covid-free environment and celebrate the joy, same as Maa Durga, after killing the demon Mahishasur.

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It will be interesting to see the new way of celebrating this Durga Puja 2020 by the creative and innovative devotees. People's new appearance with masks, new patterns of celebration at home. People should maintain the social distance, celebrate the festival at home and bring color, joy, lights, sweets at home. 

Let's feel this Navratri red as ‘Sindura’ and bright as the shining ‘Eyes’ of Maa Durga.