- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert tip:
Visit the different pandals (temporary tented structures) to experience varied design themes and Bengali street food.
- Durga Puja is celebrated by the Bengalis on the last four days of the Navratri, which translates literally to 'nine nights', commemorating the victory of Goddess Durga over a demon. It is a festive occasion for the community as images and idols of the Goddess, known for her exquisite beauty and fierce power, are worshiped with flowers, incense and the beating of drums. The atmosphere is very festive with songs, dances and day-long prayers. On the final day, the idols are taken out on a procession and immersed in the Yamuna river.
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