Durga Puja in Tripura(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." When we kneel before the Goddess Durga and ask for mercy we are actually awakening the soul, the hidden spirit in us. Durga Puja in India is also known as Akal Bodhan. It is the most reputed carnivals in India and is continued for five long days during the waxing moon. In India this fiesta is celebrated in different parts such as Karnataka, Bengal, North East, and also in many other places like the Punjab and Maharashtra. Non Residential Indians also celebrates this occasion with tremendous zeal and fervor.
Description of the Durga Puja:
She is supposed to bring wealth, health and happiness along with her. She symbolizes female dynamism and magnanimity. She is said to have incarnated from the power of the great lords like Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. So, she emblematizes potential vigor and vice demolishing capacity.
According to the legend, she was actually created by the great Lords in order to annihilate the powerful Mahisashura, who took over the throne of the Gods from the king Indra. Nobody could do anything because Mahisashura was eternally blessed by Brahma that no man can slay him.
So, he gods had to create a female deity with superpower who could destroy the demon. Durga was born from fire of the yagna, so is also known as Yagnaseni. Sri Ram Navami is usually celebrated on the ninth day of this Puja after which the effigy of Ravana is burnt on the 10th day .
This is known as Dussera. During this Puja, people buy new clothes; eat sweet dishes and Prasada of the Goddess. Durga Puja continues for five long days and is celebrated with magnanimity and fervor by the Tripurans and the Indians alike.
Time of celebration of the Durga Puja:
In the month of Ashwin or September- October, this auspicious Puja is celebrated by the people of Tripura. In the light of the waxing Moon the goddess Durga comes to her father’s House from the abode of her husband. In this month the White Kaash Flowers adorns the landscape with charm and hymn of the flowers movement harmonizes with the zeal of the people to see the Mother Goddess Durga once more after a year long separation.