Durga Puja [দুর্গোৎসব] is an annual Hindu festival that is celebrated in the Indian subcontinent countries namely India and Bangladesh. In our motherland India, it is quite popular and widely celebrated in the states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Jharkhand, and Odisha.
Following Hindu Mythology, Durga Puja is celebrated on the occasion of the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil, a demon Mahishasura. As per the Georgian calendar, the Durga puja is celebrated between September and October month and in the Bengali month of Ashwin [আশ্বিন].
The Goddess Durga starts her journey for her natal home on Mahalaya with her four children namely,
- Lakshmi – The Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity,
- Saraswati – The Goddess of Knowledge, Music, and Art.
- Ganesha – The God of Good Beginnings,
- Kartikeya – The God of War.
On Vijaya Dashami Goddess Durga along with her children returns to her marital home in Kailasha with Shiva.
Happy Durga Puja Wishes
Let’s celebrate this Durga Puja with some awesome wishes that you may send to your loved and dear ones,
May Maa Durga bless you with wealth and humanity,
To help the helpless,
May Goddess Durga empower your knowledge and wisdom,
To understand the true meaning of life,
Wishing you a happy Durga Puja!
Wishing you and your family a happy and joyous Durga puja. May Maa Durga give you her blessings in the form of Name, Devotion, Fame, Health, Happiness, Humanity, Knowledge, Wealth, and Power.
শারদ শুভেচ্ছা, May this Durga puja brings joy and happiness for your family ever.
As Maa Durga crushes evil, may this Durga puja, Goddess Durga protect you and your family from every odd. Wishing you a happy Durga Puja!
Like Maa Durga blessed Lord Ramachandra to fight against Ravana, may Goddess Durga, bless you to enhance your power to fight against the evils. Wishing you a very auspicious Durga Puja.
May Maa Durga protect you and your family from the current pandemic i.e. Covid-19. Wishing you and your family a healthy and fit Durga puja.
May Maa Durga gives you the strength and courage to fix the trouble. Wishing you a happy Durga Puja!
Let’s welcome Maa Durga and celebrate this festival in the light of goodwill and humanity.
May Maa Durga bring prosperity and happiness to erase all the worry. Wishing you a happy Durga Puja.
This year we all welcome Maa Durga for all the gifts that Mother Goddess has given to us. Wishing you a happy Durga Puja.
May Maa Durga heal all of your sufferings & worries and make your life astonishing. Have a joyous Durga Puja 2020!
Happy Durga Puja Wishes in Bengali
Are you hunting high and low for Durga Puja Wishes in Bengali? Here we will offer Durga puja wishes in Bengali font.
Subho Sasthi Wishes in Bengali,
ঠিক একটি বছর পর আবার পড়ল ঢাকে কাঠি,
তাই এবার পাচঁ দিনের পড়ার ছুটি।
Subho Saptami Wishes in Bengali,
নীল আকাশে মেঘ সরিয়ে,
মায়ের রথ আসছে এগিয়ে,
পুজোর হাওয়ায় ভাসলো মন্,
ঢাকের কাঠি বাজলো যখন।
কাশ ফুলের সুবাস যখন লাগলো এসে মনে,
দুষ্টুমি ভরা হারানো ছেলেবেলা খুজেঁ পাই প্রানে,
সব চিন্তা থেকে মুক্তি মিলবে তখন,
যখন দুর্গতি নাশিনী মায়ের হবে আগমন্।
শুভ মহা সপ্তমী।
Subho Astami Wishes in Bengali,
এলো খুশির শরৎ বেলা,
ধুনুচি নাচে কোমর দোলা,
অনেক আনন্দ অনেক আলো,
সবার পুজো কাটুক ভালো।
শুভ মহা অষ্টমী।
Subho Nabami Wishes in Bengali,
দেখতে দেখতে পুজোর দুদিন আনন্দে হল সাঙ্গ,
এখনো ঠাকুর দেখে দেখে মন হয়নি ক্লান্ত,
তাইতো এখনো উড়ু উড়ু করে মন,
আবার প্যান্ডেল হপিং করতে বেরোবো কখন।
শুভ মহা নবমী।
Vijaya Dashami Wishes in Bengali,
সিদুঁর খেলা হল সমাপন্,
মাকে এবার বিদায় সম্ভাষণ,
অধীর্ অপেক্ষায় থাকলো মন,
আসছে বছর আবার হবে মায়ের আগমন।
বিষাদের সুর উঠলো বেজে,
ছল ছল করে জল এলো দুচোখে,
সামলাই নিজেকে এটা ভেবে,
মা মহামায়া আছে আমাদেরই মাঝে।
শুভ বিজয়া দশমী।
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Happy Durga Puja Greetings
Here are the Durga Puja Greetings that you may send to your family and friends let them show your love and affection.
May all of your goals and dreams come true this auspicious occasion. Greet you a happy Durga Puja.
Let’s welcome Maa Durga and thank the mother goddess for all the gifts we received till now. Wish you a happy Durga Puja.
May Maa Durga bless you like she blesses Ramchandra to execute your future endeavors. Wishing you the best of luck on this auspicious occasion of Durga Puja.
May this Durga Puja, you and your family receive peace of mind and enormous happiness. Happy Durga Puja to you and your family.
I hope when Maa Durga returns to Kailash, I wish that Mother Goddess leaves behind a streak of luck and merriment for you and your family. Wishing you and your family a happy Vijaya Dashami.
Happy Durga Puja Greetings in Bengali
Here are the Durga Puja Greetings in Bengali that you may send to your family and friends to let them know that you care.
Subho Sasthi Greetings in Bengali,
ঢাকে যখন পড়লো কাঠি,
বইপত্র চলো তুলে রাখি,
মায়ের বোধন শুরু এখন,
আকাশে ভেসে বেড়ায় এ মন।
শুভ দুর্গা ষষ্ঠী।
Subho Saptami Greetings in Bengali,
মা এলেন ধরাধামে জগৎ আলো করে,
আভাস পেয়ে পাখিরাও সুমধুর গান ধরে,
মায়ের কৃপায় দুঃখ ঘুচবে এবার সবার ঘরে,
কুয়াশা ভেজা নতুন ভোরে।
শুভ মহা সপ্তমী।
Subho Astami Greetings in Bengali,
সন্ধিপুজো সাঙ্গ হবে যখন,
ধুনুচি নাচ জমবে এখন,
ঢাকের কাঠি শুরু সবে,
আনন্দে মন নেচে ওঠে।
Subho Nabami Greetings in Bengali,
খেয়ে, ঘুরে দুদিন হল পার,
অপেক্ষা করছি কখন বেরোবো আবার,
বসে বসে মনে ভাবছি এখন,
সব প্যান্ডেল দেখা হয়ে হবে তো সমাপন?
শুভ মহা নবমী।
Vijaya Dashami Greetings in Bengali,
বিদায় জানাই ভরাক্রান্ত মনে,
এসো আবার এই ধরাধামে,
মনকে শান্ত করি এটা ভেবে,
আগামী বৎসর আবার হবে।
শুভ বিজয়া দশমী।
Happy Durga Puja Messages
May Mother Goddess Durga protect you and your family from every danger and strengthen you to face all the odds. Have a Joyous Durga Puja!
Hope this Durga puja brings the desired success in your life. Happy Durga Puja.
May the lights of Dussehra bring good fortune and a ray of hope to fill your life with happiness. Have a Happy Durga Puja.
Hope the mother goddess’s blessings to make your upcoming days full of merriment. Wish you a blessed Happy Durga Puja.
On this auspicious occasion, I pray Goddess Durga to fill your life with cheerfulness, and delight.
Happy Durga Puja Messages in Bengali
Here are the Durga Puja Messages in Bengali that you may send to your family and friends.
মা দূর্গা তোমার জীবনের সমস্ত বাধা বিপত্তি দূর করে তোমার জীবনযুদ্ধে তোমাকে আশীর্বাদ করুন। জয় মা দূর্গা।
মা দূর্গা তোমার সব কাজে তোমাকে সফল করুন যাতে তোমার জীবন খুশি ও সমৃদ্ধিতে ভরে যায়। জয় মা দূর্গা।
অষ্টমীর পুণ্য তিথিতে মায়ের আশীর্বাদে আনন্দ ও খুশিতে ভরে উঠুক আপনার জীবন। শুভ দুর্গাষ্টমী।
মা দুর্গা তোমাকে সঠিক পথ দেখান এবং তোমার সমস্ত ইচ্ছা পূরণ করুন। শুভ নবমীর প্রীতি ও শুভেচ্ছা।
আগামী দিনগুলি হয়ে উঠুক আরো আনন্দমুখর। বিজয়া দশমীর প্রীতি ও শুভেচ্ছা।
Top 10 Durga Puja Pandals to Visit
To the latest estimates over 400 pandals are built every year on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. But there are a few that stand out in respect of decoration and state-of-the-art theme. These award-winning pandals attract a huge number of visitors and you will find a queue over a mile from the evenings of Durga Tritiya. Here are the top 10 most famous and most visited Durga Puja pandals in the city of joy, Kolkata.
Sree Bhumi Sporting Club
If you are a fan of the gigantic pandal along with astonishing theme decoration then you must visit Sree Bhumi Sporting Club. Back in 2018, they stunned the audience by making a replica of Mahismati of Bahubali. Back in 2019, they offered a glimpse of Mughal Architecture.
Nearest Railway Station: Bidhan Nagar Road.
Santosh Mitra Square
Since its inception in 1936, if you are looking for an eye-catching theme and remarkable state of artwork then you must visit Santosh Mitra Square this year too. Back in 2017, Santosh Mitra Square came up with Buckingham Palace with London Bridge and it is highly popular among the masses. The next year, in 2018, they stunned the devotees of Maa Durga by offering a Rath made of 10 tonnes of Silver that tolled 40 Crore. Back in 2019, they came up with a replica of the famous Badrinath Temple.
Nearest Metro Station: Central.
If you are hunting high and low for traditional artwork then College Square will not disappoint you. Since its inception, they have carried out excellent artisanship in their idols and pandal decoration. Apart from that if you want to witness the bizarre light show then you must visit College Square since this is located on the bank of a lake. Back in 2019, they are coming with a replica of the famous Swami Narayan Mandir of Gujrat.
Nearest Metro Station: Mahatma Gandhi Road and Central.
Mohammed Ali Park
This is one of the must-visit pandals in Kolkata to witness the airmanship whether be it the Maa Durga or the puja pandal. Back in 2018, Mohammed Ali Park stirred up emotions by offering Padmavat inspired puja mandap and Rajasthani art.
Nearest Metro Station: Central.
This is the only Puja pandal that has placed its name in the Limca Book of Records, Indian Book of Records, and Asian Book of Records for making the tallest ever Durga Pratima of 88 Feet.
Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat.
Since its inception, every year Ekdalia Evergreen offers a replica of famous Indian temples. Be it Jatoli Shiva Temple in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan or, Meenakshi temple of TamilNadu’s Madurai you will witness elegant idols, breathtaking lighting, and staggering pandals by visiting Ekdalia Evergreen. Ekdalia Evergreen stuns everyone by offering ancient forms of art of various world heritage sites.
Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat.
What makes Suruchi Sangha different from others is that the club picks a theme and decorates the pandal on various social issues. Whether be it world peace and unity or Poverty, or Homelessness, Suruchi Sangha makes the pandal accordingly to attract the public’s attention to these social and environmental issues.
Nearest Metro Station: Tollygunge.
Bagbazar Sarbajanin Durgotsav
The Bagbazar Sarbojanin will help you to witness the ancient Indian culture and architecture with its simple theme, but the art of the Goddess Durga’s idol. This is one of the oldest Durga Puja pandals that celebrate its centenary Durga puja back in 2018.
Nearest Metro Station: Sovabazar Sutanati
Kumortuli Park Sarbojanin
If you are looking for art and traditional Indian culture then you must visit Kumortuli Park Sarbojanin. The organizers have successfully retained the reputation of preserving the art, social, and cultural heritage of Durgotasava successfully. Apart from that, you will witness a glimpse of Indian architecture. Further for your kind information, the beautiful idols made here are exported to Europe, America, and Australia.
Nearest Metro Station: Sovabazar Sutanuti Metro Station
Hindustan Park Sarbojonin
Each year the organizers come up with a new and innovative theme that attracts a large mass. You should visit Hindustan Park to witness the gorgeous themes and excellent artmanship.
Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat.
Top 10 Gifts for Durga Puja
Here are the top 10 gift ideas for near and dear ones to show love and affection and make them feel that how much you care for them.
Goddess Durga Idol
It’s a tricky task to pick the best Durga idol from the market since there are various types of Maa Durga idol available. Generally, there are two types of Mother Goddess idol available namely Goddess Durga Idols made of Marble stone and Brass. You should install the mother goddess in the north direction.
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Here are the few best wall art that you can place in your home for inspiration,
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Here are the best books you can gift to your loved ones,
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How much you have walked or how many calories you have burned can be checked through fitness band. It is a single stop solution. Fitness Tracker is quite handy for measuring sleep, heartbeat, calorie consumption, and blood pressure too. Here are the few features you should consider while picking an activity fitness tracker,
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Here are the best water-resistant activity trackers with blood pressure and heart rate monitors,
Alexa Echo Dot
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To find the best Bluetooth Speaker here are the few points you should consider,
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- Pick a lightweight Bluetooth speaker that won’t surpass a kilogram.
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Here are the best Bluetooth speakers that you can buy,
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Fireproof and Waterproof Safe
Be it a passport or valuable jewellery, to store Fireproof and Waterproof safe is the best option you have. Here are the points you should consider before buying safes for home use,
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Lock – Since there are three types of safes available, it is a tough decision about what to buy. The two types of lock are as follows,
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- Godrej New Stilo Electronic Safe,
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Analog Wall Clock
To gift your near and dear ones the best Analog Wall Clock after analyzing the following points,
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Here are the best Analog clocks that you can buy,
No matter be it an iPhone or Smartphone, without charging batteries they are not more than ordinary stone. Here are the key parameters that you should check before buying a Powerbank,
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Here are the best Powerbank you may buy,