Durga puja is a 10 days festival celebrated in the month of october coinciding with the navratri festival and ends with Vijay Dashmi. On the 10th day idols are carried in huge processions to local rivers, where they are immersed. Durga Puja is celebrated with extravagant stage decorations, pandals, idols, dance, music, non-stop food and light decorations on the streets.
- First Day: The festival begins on Mahalaya, the day on which the goddess is invoked to descend to earth for her yearly visit to her maternal abode. It is also the day on which the Hindus pay homage to their ancestors.
- Sixth Day: The next important day is the sixth day, which is known as Shashthi. This day signifies her arrival along with her children, namely Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesh, and Kartik, on earth after her long journey from Kailash, her abode in heaven. Community pandals mark the day, where huge idols of Durga holding weapons in her ten hands, her four children, and Mahisasura are placed.
- Seventh, Eight, and Ninth Days: The next three days are known as Saptami (seventh day), Ashtami (eighth day), and Navami (ninth day), and they are the most significant days of the festival. On these three days, the goddess is worshipped by observing various rituals and recitation of the scriptures. Attractively décorated community pandals draw in huge crowds during these three days. People don new clothes and indulge in pandal-hopping, eating out, and making merry with their friends and families. With performance art shows, competitions, processions, it is nothing short of a carnival feel during these days.
- 10th Day: Dashami is the last and tenth day of the festival when Durga is believed to start on her return journey. This day also marks the end of the festivities with the immersion of the idol in a river or a large water body. Huge processions are taken out on Dashami as people accompany the goddess to the waterfront to bid her farewell in a vibrant manner.
Although owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it might be difficult to meet your friends and family. You can still spread joy through these thoughtful Happy Durga Puja 2021 Images and wishes for this durga puja.
Happy Durga Puja 2021 Wishes and Images
We have selected some of the best Happy Durga Puja 2021 Images and wishes, which you can share with your friends and family on your social media profiles and instant messaging services such as Whatsapp.
- May Goddess Durga shower you with her choicest blessings. A very Happy Durga Puja to you and your loved ones.
- This Durga Puja, may all your dreams come true, and may you succeed in all your endeavours. Joy Maa Durga.
- This Durga Puja, may you be blessed with Maa Durga’s strength, Maa Saraswati’s wisdom and Maa Lakshmi’s wealth. Here’s wishing you a very blissful Durga Puja.
- Here’s praying for your good health on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja.
- May Maa Durga bless you with good health, wealth, happiness, prosperity and long life. Joy Maa Durga.
- Here’s extending my heartfelt greetings and best wishes on the joyous occasion of Durga Puja.
- May you be showered with eternal bliss, good health and success as Maa Durga arrives from her heavenly abode this year.
- May the auspicious sounds of the dhak and the divine shankho reverberate in your life. May Maa Durga’s arrival end all your miseries. Happy Durga Puja to you and your family.
- May all sufferings and agonies end with the arrival of Maa Durga, who epitomises Shakti. Here’s wishing you a very blissful Durga Puja.
- It is that time of the year when Maa Durga visits the Earth from her heavenly abode. Let us celebrate her arrival and seek her blessings for a better future.
- With the blessings of Maa Durga, may you achieve success in all your endeavours. A very Happy Durga pujo to you and your family.
- There’s something magical about this festival. It transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, darkness into light and agony into ecstasy. Maa Durga brings along with her unparalleled energy, happiness and joy. Happy Durga Puja to you and your family.