Durga Puja also known as Durgotsava is an annual Hindu festival celebrated by worship of Hindu Goddess Durga.
The festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus symbolizing the victory of Good over Evil.
Durga Puja is widely celebrated in the Indian states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Tripura and West Bengal.
Durga puja is regarded as the most important festival of West Bengal, where it is a five-day annual holiday.
Durga Puja 2016 Dates :
In 2016, Durga Puja will be celebrated from 7th October to 11th October 2016.
Durga Puja Dates:
12th October 2016 – Shubho Mahalaya
07 October 2016 – Maha Shashti
08 October 2016 – Maha Saptami
09 October 2016 – Maha Ashtami or Mahashtami
10 October 2016 – Mahanabami or Mahanavami
11 October 2016 – Vijaya Dasami or Vijayadashami
Shubh Durga Puja …
Note : In rest of the country Navratri is celebrated from 1st to 11th October 2016.