Maha Navami today...

Dhaka, Sunday   01 August 2021

Maha Navami today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:40 AM, 25 October 2020   Updated: 11:35 AM, 25 October 2020

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Maha Navami or Durga Navami has observed on Sunday. The nine-day Durga Puja festival has been observed as Durga Navami comes one day ahead of Vijaya Dashmi. Maha Navami has been celebrating through formal worship at 9:57 am.

The next day, on Monday, the biggest festival of the followers of traditional religions, Durga Puja, will end with the abandonment of idols.

Maha Navami holds significance as it is a precursor to the defeat of the evil buffalo demon king Mahisasur. To mark her victory, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahisasurmardini, which literally translates to demon slayer. 

The Bangladesh Puja Celebration Council has termed this year’s Durga festival as ‘Durga Puja’ as it should be limited to Sattvic Worship by avoiding the issues related to the festival. The puja temples is being closed after Aarti in the evening. 

There are no cultural programs and arti competitions. The distribution of prasad and the procession of Vijaya Dashami have already been banned in Durga Puja so as not to break the hygiene rules due to public gatherings. Besides, fairs were also banned in the vicinity of the temple, the organization added.

This year, the Durga Puja is being held in 30,213 puja mandaps across the country. 232 mandaps were prepared in the capital for worship.