‘Durga Puja’: Devotion Of Maa Durga On ‘Maha Shashti’ 6th Day, Rituals, Prayers & Significance


Today is one of the biggest and most devoting days for followers of Hindu Goddess Durga as It refers to all the six days which is observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Vijayadashami.

The Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival symbols the victory of Good over Evil. In Bengal, Durga is worshipped as Durgotinashini, who is the destroyer of evil and the protector of her devotees.The day is having a very great significance for everyone as all these days of Navratri is known to be as the holiest and pure days in the whole year.

durga-puja-2The Durga Puja is widely celebrated in the whole India while some states do some very exceptional and traditional ways of worship to show their love and devotion to their goddess.

The whole celebrations are started from decorating the places and temples while also doing some special decorations for the special ritual which is being done on this day for making the day special as it is told in Hindu Scriptures that this day is very special.

The day of Durga Puja also includes the worship of Lord Shiva, who is Durga’s consort Durga is an aspect of Goddess Parvati, and in addition to Lakshmi, Saraswati with Ganesha and Kartikeya, who are considered to be Durga’s children.

Today is the Sixth Day of Navratri and it is known as the:

“Maha Shashti”
Maha Shashti According to the mythology, Goddess Durga arrives at the mortal world from her heavenly adobe, with her children. The day when she arrives on earth is greatly welcomed by the devotees with lots of festivities.

Amidst a very loud and lovely music which is being done by Indian Music Instruments. The main ritual which is carried on this day is the unveiling of the face of the idol of Goddess Durga. The rituals of Bodhon, Amontron and Adibas are performed before the commencement of the puja.