Durga Ashtami SMS, Wishes, Messages, Status 2014
Thousands of devotees flocked the Belur Math – the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission to witness ‘Kumari Puja’ or prayers to a pre-pubescent girl – one of the biggest attractions during Durga Puja.
‘Kumari Puja’ is a ritual where a pre-pubescent girl is worshipped as ‘Mother Goddess’.
According to the Hindu mythology, Kumari Puja was started to establish the value of women.
Durga Puja দুর্গা পূজা [d̪urɡa pudʒa i.e. worshipping of Lord Durga is also known as “Durgotsava” or “Festival of Durga” or “Sharadotsav” or “Maha Navami”. Below are the dates of Durga Puja and Dusshera or Vijayadashami in 2014:
- Navaratri begins: Thursday, 25-09-2014
- Durga Puja begins (Maha Saptami): Wednesday, 01-10-2014
- Maha Ashtami: Thursday, 02-10-2014
- Maha Navami: Friday, 03-10-2014
- Navaratri ends: Friday, 03-10-2014
- Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra: Friday, 03-10-2014