Durga Puja 2018: It’s that time of the year again! The blooming kash, flowering shiuli, sound of dhaak, sweet Autumn sun, new clothes – all Durga Puja essentials are in place. Durga Puja is here. Also known as Sharadotsav, the Hindu festival celebrated in late September or early October marks the triumph of good over evil symbolised by the slaying of demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. Though the main festival is a five-day affair staring on Mahashasthi, the celebrations from Mahalaya, the last day of Pitri Paksha or Pitru Paksha.

This year Mahalaya is on 8 October, Mahashasthi will be celebrated on 15 October and Dussehra on 19 October.

This is the festival that celebrates togetherness. This is the time to be with family, friends and near and dear ones, exchange good wishes.

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Here are some quotes, images and messages that you can share on Durga Puja.

Durga Puja 2018 wishes and messages 

1. Here’s wishing the Mother Goddess blesses you and your family with happiness, good health and success. Happy Durga Puja!

2. Shubha Sharadiya! May Goddess Durga fill your life with joy and happiness forever!

3. Wish you a very Happy Durga Puja! It’s time to celebrate the victory of good over evil, the victory of truth.

4. Durga Puja is here! May Maa Durga give you strength to fight all odds, courage to face all adversities and determination to achieve all your goals!

5. On this auspicious occasion, wishing you all prosperity and success! Happy Durga Puja!

6. May the Mother Goddess turn all your dreams into reality this Durga Puja! Stay blessed

7. This Durga Puja, may the Goddess fill your life with colours of joy, prosperity and success. May Her divine blessings be always with you!

8. Sending warm wishes for a happy Durga Puja that brings you health, wealth, good fortune and success!

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Durga Puja 2018 quotes

|| Yaa Devi sarvabhuteshu, Shakti rupena sangsthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha ||

|| Yaa Devi sarvabhuteshu, Matri rupena sangsthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha ||

|| Yaa Devi sarvabhuteshu, Buddhi rupena sangsthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha ||

|| Yaa Devi sarvabhuteshu, Daya rupena sangsthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha ||

Durga Puja 2018 that images you can share

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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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Durga Puja 2018, Mahalaya 2018, Durga Puja wishes, Durga Puja greetings, Durga Puja messages, Durga Puja images, Durga Puja SMS
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