Essay on Durga Puja /My Favourite Festival | Your Favourite Festival | Your Favourite Festival in Bengal
Durga Puja is one of the most famous festivals of West Bengal. It is celebrated in Autumn. The festival is held for four days. It starts with the first day of Navaratri. In Durga Puja we worship Goddess Durga who killed the demon Mahishasura symbolizing victory of good over evil.
During these four days schools, colleges and universities are shut. Everyone, espeically the children wear new clothes to elegance the festival. Thousands of pandals are made in villages and cities where idol of Goddess Durga is brought and worshipped. The puja pandals are decorated and beautified with colourful structures and lights.
Durga puja draws an enormous crowd of devotees and visitors who go ‘pandal hopping’ and live it up. Durga Puja concurs with the celebration of Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami where idol of Devi Durga is immersed in water. This yearly celebration of Durga Puja is a celebration of joy, spirituality and commitment among the individuals.