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Google+ Create India Member: +Rajesh Narayanan

Durga Puja ("Worship of Durga"), is an annual that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over evil.

The Durga puja has been celebrated since the medieval period, and has evolved and adapted to the world as time passed. During the 18th century, the worship of Durga became popular among the land aristocrats of Bengal, the Zamindars.
Image: Durga puja during early 20th century

Photo Credits:+Rajesh Narayanan
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G+ Create India Member: +Chandrajeet Mohanty

We've seen some great pictures of Goddess Durga, during this season...thanks to some very talented members who posted!...

Now kindly allow me to post this picture of Lord Shiva, taken at a puja pandal very close to my home!...

Greetings to one & all on Vijaya Dashami!!... :) 

(...a mobile click!)...
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G+ Create India Member: +Gouri Mohanty

Durga Mata Cleansing Evil and Bringing Joy !!!

Photographer : BN Mohanty
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G+ Create India Member: +Nisha Singh

Happy Ashtami
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G+ Create India Member: +Guru Dutt

Festive Incredible India
There are many Fairs (MELA) organized by different committees of the city during Navratri festival time throughout India.This is video made by me in Maa Durga Mela (fair) Held in Civil Lines, Allahabad on 7th October 2016.

Camera :- Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Location :- Civil Lines, Allahabad, India
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Festive Incredible India

There are many Fairs (MELA) organized by different committees of the city during Navratri festival time throughout India. These are few Shots taken by me in Maa Durga Mela (fair) Held in Civil Lines,Allahabad on 7th October 2016.

Camera :- Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Location :- Civil Lines, Allahabad, India
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2016-10-07
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Google+ Create India Member: +Sanul Raskar

Hello,

Navratri is the hindu festival of Goddess Durga Mata. In Maharashtra this festival is celebrated for 11 days. 'Nav' means nine. Each day has a colour significance and colour gives some important message.Women wear dress or saree of that colour for whole day which encourages them to do something great together and creates unity. In Maharashtra on the first day Durga Mata's murti(idol) is setup as common for society and called as 'Mandal'.Each mandal has different names;some keep on the name of Goddess and some keep on the locality of mandal. In homes on the first day there is 'Ghat Stapana'.What is 'Ghat Stapana'? India is known as Agricultural country. In this process they take one big plate in which black soil is poured. This soil is used by farmers in their field to cultivate crops.Ghat stapana is done when it's end of rainy season and beginning of the period to grow rabi crops.After pouring soil then a cocunut is kept in the middle. Seeds of various crops like wheat, moong,mataki,jyari,bajri and harbara.And then this Ghat is watered for nine days and taken care like farmers do for their crops.This is done to wrokship the land and hardwork of farmers. Many of them do fasting in these nine days. They eat only selected food these days including fruits.Every day they wear a garland of different flowers on the Ghat. Till nineth day the seed we had poured in Ghat are grown beautifully into small crops.On this day they make sweet food in the house like 'Puran Poli' for the prasad to serve to Goddess.For these nine days each morning and evening they say 'aarati'(prayers) and distribute prasad to everyone present http://there.In Mandals there's lot of fun! Everyone gathers there and plays 'Dandiya'. On the 9th day they say good bye to Durga mata by immersing the idol in water;called as 'Visargan'.
The nine colours of Navratri are:
Day 1:Gray
Day 2:Orange
Day 3:White
Day 4:Red
Day 5:Blue
Day 6:Yellow
Day 7:Green
Day 8:Purple
Day 9:Pink

Nine Avtar of Durga Mata: Amba, Chamunda, Astmukhi, Bhuvneswari, Lalita, Mahakali, Jagdamba, Narayani, Renuka.

Nine Famous Devimata Temples from Maharashtra: Vajreswari(Vasayi), Mahalakshmi(Dahanu), Mahakali(Adivare), Saptsrungi(Vani), Renukadevi(Mahur), Mahalakshmi (Kolhapur), Tuljabhavani(Tuljapur), Yoginimata(Ambejogayi).

Attacted photos: Ghat Stapana from my house and others are from a temple near to my hostel in Kondhwa(Bk),Pune
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G+ Create India Member: +Gouri Mohanty

Durga Mata In All Her Divinity !!!

Art by My Daughter: Soma Mohanty. :-)
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Celebration of Durga Puja @ Hindalco Mahan Aluminium plant , Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh.

This is the remote place where my husband is stationed.

Photographer : BN Mohanty
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