What is Durgotsav?
Durga Puja—a festival to celebrate the empowered woman
The Durga Puja festival in India, is a great spectacle, and a celebration of the beauty and sprit of women!
Goddess Durga, the unassailable, is one of the most impressive, beautiful, and formidable warrior goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. Her story is the victory of good over evil. As ‘Mahishasurmardini’ she slays the buffalo demon who threaten the stability of the cosmos. She is also the Divine Mother protecting all from evil and misery.
Durga is not the quintessential Hindu woman. She is not submissive and takes the battle to the males. In this role reversal, she stands outside the stereotype of Hindu society.