Maa Durga’s mode of journey to the earth is detailed in scriptures. The modes are, an elephant, a horse, palanquin, boat all signify luck or omen which influence the life on earth.
The elephant signifies prosperity and good harvest while journey on a horse back indicates drought, a palanquin spells wide spread epidemic and the boat suggests flood and misery.
This year the goddess Durga arrives on a boat and departs on a palanquin Goddess Durga’s arrival on a boat suggests flood and misery while her departure on a palanquin spells wide spread epidemic.
Panjika is perhaps the most forgotten yet important material required for the Durga Puja. The Panjika enables us to know about each and every minute detail regarding the Puja of Goddess Durga.