View of Durga Puja shrine


Closeup of Durga The second day of the Durga Puja, Astami, is considered the peak of the three day celebration, because it is on this day that the goddess' victory over the buffalo-demon Mahish is remembered.

Traditionally, it is also on this day that a goat or buffalo is sacrificed. By this ritual act, the forces of evil are vanquished here on Earth, recalling Durga's triumph over the buffalo-demon on the battlefields for the possession of heaven itself. Lion and Mahish

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