In Sanskrit the word
Durga means "She who is incomprehensible or
difficult to reach." She is the
mother of the Universe and worshipped for her terrifying aspect.
She is also known for her
many other names like Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. Different aspects
of Durga described in the
Puranas and Agamas. Usually pictured as having ten arms holding
Sword, Conch, Discus, Rosary,
Bell, Winecup, Shielf, Bow, Arrow, and Spear.
Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival. Durga Puja refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi , Maha Saptami,
Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabami and Bijoya Dashami. It is widely celebrated all over Indian states like West Bengal, Delhi, Bihar,
Jharkhand, Assam, Orissa, U.P., Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharshtra, Gujarat,
Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Agartala etc.
Bnegali Cultural organisations organise Durga Puja festival all over the world. Durha Pujo is also celebrated in USA, UK,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, London, Moscow, Germany, Switzerland, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia,
Japan, Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, UAE, Dhaka, Bangladesh etc.
Durga Puja is a big brand during Durgotsab. Indian cities like Kolkata, Agartala, Guwahati, Silchar, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
Pune, Mumbai, Delhi celebrates durga puja. Huge pandals are arranged for the for the five day durga puja. Durga Puja in Silchar is famous among others. Silchar Durga Puja related information can be found in this website.