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Why Durga Puja in Navratri: Top 3 Stories of Restoring Dharma
Why Durga Puja in Navratri: Top 3 Stories of Restoring Dharma

In India, there are different stories and mythologies of Navratri and Durga Puja, however the common theme is the victory of the God or Goddess for restoring Dharma by the battle of ‘Good Vs Evil’. These are based on the regionally famous legends or epic personalities such as Lord Rama from ‘Ramayana’ or Devi Durga from ‘Devi Mahatamya’.

3 Beliefs Related to Durga Puja: Most Famous Stories Associated with Navratri

Eastern and North Eastern States of India

It is believed in Eastern and Northeastern Indian States that in olden time, Goddess Durga had established Dharma by her victory over the furious buffalo demon ‘Mahishasuran’ (Also spelled as Mahishasur or Mahishasura).

The word Mahishasura is made of two Sanskrit words, ‘Mahish’ and ‘Asura’. Here Mashish means the supreme of buffalo and Asura means the demon. Thus the literal meaning of Mashishasur means the supreme of buffalo demon.

Northern and Western States of India

People in northern and western Indian states believe in the ‘Ram Leela’ (Also spelled as Rama Lila) and Dussehra which remark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravan (Also spelled as Ravana), a demonic king who had kidnapped Rama’s wife, Sita Mata, a beautiful avatar of Devi (Goddess).

Southern States of India

In Southern Indian states, Navratri is a festival which is celebrated for the victory of different goddesses.


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  1. like navaratri in west south east state celebrates durga pooja is well known for ladies dressing in bengali style it look so beautiful to watch this type of culture

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