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Essay by Prisha MehraDurga Puja is here! To take us through the essence of this beloved Indian festival, here’s 8 year old Prisha Mehra, a Bookosmian from Kolkata.

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Durga Puja 2021 - Why do we celebrate this festival?

Durga Puja is a Hindu festival celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil as the mother goddess Durga killed Mahishasura on this day.

There is a story behind this. Once Brahma granted Mahishasura the boon to be killed only in the hands of a woman.

 

Durga Puja 2021 - Why do we celebrate this festival?

 

 

Soon the asuras were troubling the devas. This news reached the three gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.  They created the mother of goddesses, Shakti of Shakti, Durga Maa.

 

Goddess Durga then fought Mahishasura over a period of fifteen days during which he kept changing his shape to become different animals and misled her.

Durga Puja 2021 - Why do we celebrate this festival?

Finally, when he transformed into a buffalo, Goddess Durga stabbed him with her trident and that was the end of him.

Durga Puja 2021 - Why do we celebrate this festival?

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