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Maha Ashtami being celebrated

  • Published at 02:33 pm September 28th, 2017
Maha Ashtami being celebrated
The Hindu devotees are celebrating Maha Ashtami at the different Puja mandaps (hindu temples) across the country. The main attraction of Maha Ashtami is Kumari Puja where a pre-pubescent girl is worshipped as "Mother Goddess." Thousands of Hindu devotees are flocking to the mandaps throughout the country to celebrate Kumari Puja. The celebration marks the triumph of good over evil. The rituals began around 11am, including in the capital's Ramkrishna Mission Temple.
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The worshipped girl symbolises the power that regulates creation, stability, and destruction on earth. The goddess Durga gets a symbolic bath and is dressed for the final battle on the day. It is believed that Durga killed the demon on this day. In the old days, buffalos were offered as sacrifice to the goddess. These days bananas, pumpkins, and cucumbers replaced the animal. The day holds special significance in the social and religious calendar of the Hindus. Devotees of all ages offer flowers at the feet of the goddess Durga.
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