Durga Puja the celebration of victory of good over evil is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety all over the country. The grand observance of the festival is seen in West Bengal where grandiose arrangements are made to witness the festival and worship the Goddess Durga. Devotees observe the festival with great excitement and gaiety making delicacies, communal singing, dancing and mass prayers as integral part of the festival.
The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated all over the country but is referred with different names all over; the festival is mainly referred as Dussehra and Navaratri in other states of India. Every year the festival is observed in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September-October) and preparation for the festival begin well before a month time. Huge idols of Durga maa are prepared especially in West Bengal as there is the tradition of communal installation of goddess Durga idol. The carnival goes continuously for four days with celebrations and festivities all around.
The festival is meant for reconnecting with all friends and relatives, the occasion to rejoice together. Mass prayers are offered to the Goddess of divine power for four days then the ritual of immersion of the idol is observed. Immersion or visarjan of the huge goddess idol is carried out in the near by water body by taking the idol in the procession of exciting devotees with a feeling to welcome goddess with same charm again in the next year.
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