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Durga Puja by Sanjay Arora. An annual 5-day Hindu festival celebrated in South Asia, "Durga Puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil."

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MAA SIDDHIDATRI PUJA DAY 9 NAVRATRI 2014 Origin - In the beginning of the universe Lord Rudra worshipped Adi-Parashakti for creation. It is believed that Goddess Adi-Parashakti had no form. The supreme Goddess of Power, Adi-Parashakti, appeared in the form of Siddhidatri from the left half of Lord Shiva. Devanagari Name - सिद्धिदात्री Stuti - या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।

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from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Worshipping The Divine Mother

In eastern India and in the Bengali diaspora, during the last six nights of Navratri, the goddess Durga is worshipped in a grand manner. She is venerated in the form of a fierce, but kind many-armed goddess riding atop a lion or a tiger, and stamping on the demon Mahishashura.

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from Bloglovin’

Navratri Significance and mythology (GirlandWorld!)

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from Travtasy

Durga Puja: Carnival Reinvented

Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.

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