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see HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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Durga

malignant goddess of war. [Hinduism: Leach, 330]
See: War
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Durga puja is scheduled to take place in October this year.
She said Durga Puja is attached to the traditional heritage and culture of Bangla.
Kolkata: The revelry surrounding West Bengal's Durga Puja festival is not new, but a humble community puja named "Footpather Durga Pujo" in north Kolkata -- organised by children living on the pavements -- is grabbing attention despite the absence of pomp and glitter associated with the city's high-budgeted community puja pandals.
Durga represents purity and power according to Hindu beliefs and was also associated with fertility of the earth. The festival is mostly celebrated as a triumph of good over evil.
The organization is involved in organizing socio-cultural events in Bangalore, the highlight being the grand Durga Puja.
As part of the project artists from India will visit Cardiff in June and July to make clay images of the goddess Durga at Butetown History and Arts Centre.
In 2014 the special issue of Forward Magazine (October) which was carrying the Bahujan understanding of Mahishasur and Durga was seized by the police on the complaint from some sections that this issue will precipitate the hatred between Brahmins and OBCs.
The incident came to light post Durga puja after the organizers knocked on the doors of the district administration.
15 -- History records that grand celebration of Durga Puja began in late 1500s.
Kolkata witnessed a unique celebration of Durga Puja this year as an international street painter Tracy Lee Stum was invited to help the local people paint a 3D project in the city.