Who started the practice of worshipping Goddess Durga in autumn, better known as ‘Akal Bodhon’?

Shri Rama worshipped Durga before going to battle with Ravana to seek her blessings.

Before Akal Bodhon practice started, Goddess Durga was worshipped in March called as the Basanti Puja. Who started this?

King Suratha is said to have started worshipping Goddess Durga under the guidance of Sage Medhas.

Along with the warrior Goddess Durga, what else do the Rajputs worship during the Navratri?

Rajputs worship their weapons and horses during Navratri.

After Mahishasur was killed his sister plotted for revenge. What was her name?

Mahishi was the evil sister of Mahishasur.

The story of Mahishasurmardini is also told as Chandi di Var in the holy Sikh book called the Dasam Granth. Who wrote it?

Guru Gobind Sinh compiled the Chandi di Var in the holy book of the Sikhs, Dasam Granth.

Durga slaying Mahishasura has been very beautifully depicted in cave art. Where do we find the famous Mahishasurmardini Cave in Tamil Nadu?

Mahabalipuram is famous for its wonderful Mahishasurmardini Cave.

Which city in India gets its name from Mahishasurmardini?

Mysore was named after the Goddess Mahishasurmardini.

The first Durga Puja tradition was started by King Surath thousands of years ago. It was also the first in Bengal as well as in India. Where was his capital?

Balipur, today’s Bolpur was the capital of Raja Surath.

The zamindar family of Sabarna Roy Choudhury holds modern Kolkata’s oldest Durga Puja. What is their Puja celebration held in Barisha more popularly known as?

Atchala Durga Pujo is the well known Durga Puja by the family.

In which country is Durga Puja celebrated for 15 days and is called as Dashain?

In Nepal, Dusshera or Navratri is called Dashain and is celebrated for 15 days.

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