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Durga Ashtami SMS to celebrate Durga Puja Last Updated : 15 Oct 2010 02:36:21 PM IST Devotees offering prayers at Sarbojanin Durgapuja Samiti, Diz Area, Gole Market, New Delhi.
People have been celebrating Durga Ashtami with full fervor and enthusiasm on Friday.
On this occasion, a huge turn out of devotees witnessed at the Durga Puja pandals and temples across the country.
Thousands of devotees thronged Durga Puja pandals across the city Friday to participate in the 'anjali' or special prayers amid the beats of the traditional dhak drums on Mahashtami - the third and most important day of the puja.
Durga Puja, the five-day autumn festival that begins with Shashti and ends with Dussehra, is being held with great fervour at colossal marquees, where idols of the goddess and her four children are installed and worshipped.
Thousands of devotees flocked the Belur Math - the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission to witness 'Kumari Puja' or prayers to a pre-pubescent girl - one of the biggest attractions during Durga Puja.
'Kumari Puja' is a ritual where a pre-pubescent girl is worshipped as 'Mother Goddess'.
According to the Hindu mythology, Kumari Puja was started to establish the value of women.
The ritual was resurrected by the famous religious leader Ramakrishna Paramahansa Deb in the late 19th century.
The celebrations at College Square, Santosh Mitra Square, Ekdalia Evergreen, Jodhpur Park, Shuruchi Sangha, and Bosepukur Talbagan drew huge crowds.
As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga, the slayer of the demon Mahishashur, sits astride a lion and wields an array of arms in her 10 hands.
It is believed that during the Durga Puja festival, the goddess, accompanied by Lord Ganesh and Kartik and goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati, descends on Earth and stays on for four days to eradicate all evil from the earth.
In the north India, people also performed Kumari Puja. People worship pre-pubescent girl on Durga Ashtami as Maa durga.
People are also exchanging Durga Ashtami SMS to exchange the greetings of Durga Puja.
Several Durga Ashtami SMS are doing around on this occasion people are also looking unique Durga Ashtami SMS to celebrate the festival which will end on Oct 17, 2010 with dasara or dusshehra.
Here are few Durga Ashtami SMS for the Samaylive visitors.
Ashirwad bado ka
pyar dosto ka
karuna Maa Ki
Durga Puja ki hardik shubhkamnaey
$ Durga Puja Khushio ka, Ujalo ka, Umeedon Durga ka. Is Durga puja Aapki Zindagi khushiyon se bhari ho, Duniya ujalo se roshan ho, Ghar par Maa Durga ka Aagman ho Happy Durga puja
On this auspicious day
may the devine light
fill your life with bliss,
love and ample prosperity
Happy Durga Ashtami
On the beginin note of this festive season
Wishing you joy and happiness
Enjoy on this Durga Ashtami
May Goddess Kali Shower her
Blessings on you and your family
Happy Durga Ashtami
Symbol of Strength, Motherhood and Love,
Heartfelt Wishes on this
May Goddess Durga Bless you with power and Wisdom
Happy Durga Ashtami
May the blessings of Goddess Durga
shine on you and all your prayers be granted
on this Durga AshtamiSource: IANS, Other Agencies, Staff Reporters
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