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Shubho Maha Shasthi to everyone! The sixth day of Navratri is celebrated as Maha Shashti or Subho Shashti in India and majorly celebrated in the eastern states including West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, and Tripura. Subho Shasthi marks the beginning of Durga Puja which is celebrated with full gusto among Bengalis.
This day will be celebrated with much enthusiasm on October 22 and devotees especially Bengalis will commemorate this day with music, dance, and food. Devotees believe that Goddess Durga enters the mortal world on Maha Shashthi after she completes her journey in Kailash. It is said that she comes to earth to visit her father and arrives with her children – Ganesha, Kartika, Laxmi, and Saraswati. This day is often considered a custom for ladies to participate and set up the Durga Ghat before Durga arrives so that she feels welcomed to her father’s home.