Festival of Goddess Durga: The Divine Within

Pratima Visarjan by Gaganendranath Tagore

In this guest article published on the occasion of the Vijaya Dashami, the culminating event at the end of Durga Puja, the big Bengali festival of worshipping the mother goddess Durga Shakti, historian Gargi Chattopadhyay talks about various traditions of honoring the sacred feminine throughout history while focusing on the symbolism behind the mythology of goddess Durga’s triumph over the evil.


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