Durga Puja is an auspicious festival that is being celebrated by the people of Wet Bengal as they wait for this annual festival eagerly. This festival generally falls in the month of October and November and this year it will be celebrated on 26th September to 30th September, 2017. This puja and festival marks the aagman of Maa Durga and departure of our ancestors. It marks the end of Pitru Paksha and the start of the festival. Durga Puja is believed to start when people celebrate the occasion of Mahalaya all over.
Mahalaya marks the commencement of the festival bringing different festivals on the row. This auspicious festival also marks the battle goddess Durga to defeat the demon Mahisasura which signifies the victory of good over the evil and also marks the start of the harvest festival. On the day of Mahalaya people will witness a famous song of Birendra Kumar Bhadra which resides in the heart of all the Bengalis.
Durga Puja is celebrated in many states like West Bengal along with Odisha, Assam, Tripura and many other places and is believed to be a great annual event for the people of West Bengal and is also known by many names at different states like, Akalbodhan, Sharodotsab, Maha Pujo, Durgo Pujo, Maayer Pujo or merely known as Pujo or Pujo. This is a Puja that is celebrated wholeheartedly by the people of West Bengal