Durga Puja the famous festival of West Bengal


Durga puja is one of the big festival in West Bengal. Read the full article to know more about the Durga Puja in West Bengal.

Introduction on Durga Puja in West Bengal

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Durga Puja is one and the most important festival in the all festivals in West Bengal. Durga Puja is a celebration of life, culture, popular customs and traditions because it is the main festival of West Bengal. Durga Puja is an important Hindu Festival which is celebrated all overthe country. It is celebrated in the month of September or October every year. Durga Puja also celebrated in many parts of West Bengal with Great Pomp.

Celebration of Durga Puja in West Bengal


durga puja 1Durga Puja had been celebrated in West Bengal from the Mughal era. There is also a history in West Bengal that says the first Durga Puja was organized by Raja Kangshanarayan of Teherpur, Nadia and then Raja Jagatnarayan of Bhaduria. Then it is followed by the citizens of West Bengal. In the mid of 18th century the Durga Puja was becoming a occasion in West Bengal or through out the country. Some citizens of West Bengal say that the oldest puja in the city was done by Saborno Chowdhury in 1610 AD near Behala Sakher Bazaar area.

The Names of Goddess Durga


There are many names of Goddess Durga. They are:-
Durga -The Inaccessible
Devi -The Deity
Tribhuvaneshwari -Goddess of The Three Worlds
Yashodagarba Sambhoota -Emerging From Yashoda's Womb
Narayanavarapriya -Fond of Narayana's Boons
Nandagopakulajata -Daughter Of The Nandagopa Race
Papadharini -Bearer Of Others' Sins
Varada -Granter Of Boons
Krishna -Sister Of Krishna
Kumari -Young Girl
Brahmacharini -Seeker Of Brahman
Balarkasadrushakara -Like The Rising Sun
Purnachandra Nibhanana -Beautiful Like The Full Moon
Chaturbhuja -Four Armed
Chaturvakttra -Four Faced
Peenashroni Payodhara -Large Bosomed
Mayoora Pichhavalaya -Wearer Of Peacock-Feathered Bangles
Keyurangadadharini -Bejeweled With Armlets And Bracelets
Krishnachhavisama -Like Krishna's Radiance
Krishna -Dark-ComplexionedDurga Puja the famous festival of West Bengal
Mangalya -Auspicious
Kulavardhini -Developer Of The Race
Kamsavidravanakari -Threatened Kamsa
Asurakshayamkari -Reducer Of The Number Of Demons
Shilathata Vinikshibda -At Birth, Slammed By Kamsa
Akashagamini -Flew In The Sky
Vasudevabhagini -Sister Of Vasudeva
Divamalya Vibhooshita -Adorned With Beautiful Garlands
Divyambaradhara -Beautifully Robed
Khadgaketaka Dharini -Holder Of Sword And Shield
Shiva -Auspicious
Sankarshanasamanana -Equal To Sankarshana
Indradhwaja Samabahudharini - With Shoulders Like Indra's Flag
Patradharini -Vessel-Holder
Pankajadharini -Lotus-Holder
Kanttadhara -Holder of Shiva's Neck
Pashadharini -Holder Of Rope
Dhanurdharini -Holder Of Bow
Mahachakradharini -Holder Of Chakra
Vividayudhadhara -Bearer Of Various Weapons
Kundalapurnakarna Vibhooshita -Wearer Of Earrings Covering The Ears
Chandravispardimukha -Beautiful Like The Moon
Mukutavirajita -Shining With Crown Adorned
Shikhipichhadwaja Virajita -Having Peacock-Feathered Flag
Kaumaravratadhara -Observer Of Fasts Like Young Girls Do
Tridivabhavayirtri -Goddess Of The Three Worlds
Tridashapujita -The Goddess Of The Celestials
Trailokyarakshini -Protector Of The Three Worlds
Mahishasuranashini -Destroyer Of Mahishasura
Prasanna -Cheerful
Surashreshtta -Supreme Among The Celestials
Shiva -Shiva's Half
Jaya -Victorious
Vijaya -Conqueror
Sangramajayaprada -Granter Of Victory In The War
Varada Bestower
Vindhyavasini` -Resident Of The Vindhyas
Kali -Dark-Complexioned
Kali -Goddess Of Death
Mahakali -Wife Of Mahakala
Seedupriya -Fond Of Drinks
Mamsapriya -Fond Of Flesh
Pashupriya -Fond Of All Beings
Bhootanushruta -Well-Wisher Of Bhootaganas
Varada -Bestower
Kamacharini -Acting On One's Own Accord
Papaharini -Destroyer Of Sins
Prabha - Dawn
Nitya -Eternal
Jyotsana -Radiant Like Flames
Kantha -Radiant
Khama -Embodiment Of Forgiveness
Daya -Compassionate
Bandhananashini -Detacher Of Attachments
Mohanashini -Destroyer Of Desires
Putrapamrityunashini -Sustainer Of Son's Untimely Death
Dhanakshayanashini -Controller Of Wealth Decrease
Vyadhinashini -Vanquisher Of Ailments
Mruthyunashini -Destroyer Of Death
Kirti -Famed
Shree -Auspicious
Dhruti -Valiant
Siddhi -Successful
Hri -Holy Chant Of Hymns
Vidhya -Wisdom
Santati -Granter Of Issues
Mati -Wise
Sandhya -Twilight
Ratri - Night
Bhayanashini -Remover Of Fear
Padmapatrakshi -Eyes Like The Lotus Leaf
Durga -Remover Of Distress
Sharanya -Granter Of Refuge
Bhaktavatsala - Lover Of Devotees
Saukhyada -Bestower Of Well-Being
Arogyada -Granter Of Good Health
Rajyada -Bestower Of Kingdom
Ayurda -Granter Of Longevity
Vapurda -Granter Of Beautiful Appearance
Sutada -Granter Of Issues
Pravasarakshika -Protector Of Travellers
Nagararakshika -Protector Of Land
Sangramarakshika -Protector Of Wars
Shatrusankata Rakshika -Protector From Distress Caused By Foes
Ataviduhkhandhara Rakshika -Protector From Ignorance And Distress
Sagaragirirakshika -Protector Of Seas And Hills
Sarvakaryasiddhi Pradayika -Granter Of Success In All Attempts
Durga -Deity Durga

In a few words Durga Puja is the main and most important festival of West Bengal. If you ever come to West Bengal never miss this Festival.


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