Durga Puja, the biggest festival in Bengal starts on September 26 this year. The celebration continues for the next five days culminating with the idol immersion ceremony on Dasami. Vijayadasami marks the end of Durga Puja, and is celebrated as triumph of goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura to help restore Dharma. On this day the idols of goddess Durga are moved from its place for immersion into the river and she is believed to return to the abode of her husband. After the process of immersion is over, people enjoy delicious dinner and sweets.
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The festival epitomizes the triumph of good over evil.
Durga Puja, also referred to as Durgotsava (Festival of Durga), is a famous Hindu festival marked by worship of Mother Goddess Durga over the last five days of Navratri, in the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar. These five days are observed as Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Vijayadashami. The festivities culminate on the tenth day on Vijayadashami when Durga idols are carried out in grand procession and immersed in the river or other water bodies.