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Durga Puja is celebrates the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. Read further and find out some quotes for Durga Puja.

Durga Puja Quotes

Durga Puja, also known Durgotsava, is one of the most prominent Hindu festivals during which people worship goddess Durga every year and pay tribute to her powers. It involves great festivity and celebrations as devotees offer prayers and seek the blessings of the goddess. The dates of the festival are set according to the Hindu calendar. Along with the mother goddess Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and kartikeya are also worshipped during the celebrations. The festival is celebrated on a grand scale with decorated pandals, artistically ornated idols. During the festival family gatherings take place and people greet each other and express their best and hearty wishes. When you go through certain Durga Puja quotations, you will be able to grab the in depth essence of the festive season. Scroll further and take a look at these Durga Puja quotes.

Durgotsava Quotations
  • "Durga (Devi) is synonymous with Shakti or the Divine Power that manifests, sustains and transforms the universe as the one unifying Force of Existence. Shakti is the very possibility of the Absolute's appearing as many, of God's causing this universe. God creates this world through Srishti-Shakti (creative power), preserves through Sthiti-Shakti (preservative power), and destroys through Samhara-Shakti (destructive power). Shakti and Shakta are one; the power and the one who possesses the power cannot be separated; God and Shakti are like fire and heat of fire." - Swami Sivananda.
  • "During Navaratri, Goddess Durga is invoked first to remove impurities from the mind. The Goddess Lakshmi is invoked to cultivate the noble values and qualities. Finally, Saraswati is invoked for gaining the highest knowledge of the Self. This is the significance of the three sets of three nights when all these three are gained subjectively, and then there will be Vijayadashami, the day of true victory." - Swami Tejomayananda of Chinmaya Mission.
  • "Man, the imperfect, the bound, the sorrowful, has a thousand enemies within. He is riddled with negative thoughts fears, yearnings. These are selfishness, jealousy, meanness, prejudice and hatred - just to mention but a few. The Sadhak must get rid of these lawless villains within. With Mother Durga's kripa, these destructive masters are to be annihilated. Invoke the Mother Terrible to help us annihilate within ourselves all negative forces; all weaknesses, all littleness." - Swami Chinmayananda.
  • "Durga Puja is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in her aspect as power, to bestow upon man all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge (both sacred and secular), and all other potent powers. Whatever be the particular or special request that everyone may put before the Goddess, whatever boon may be asked of her, the one thing behind all these is propitiation, worship and linking oneself with her. There is no other aim. This is being affected consciously or unconsciously. Everyone is blessed with her loving mercy and is protected by her." -Swami Sivananda.
Above mentioned are some of the most famous quotes on the festival of Durga Puja. Read and learn what the great saints said about the essence of the festival.