Durga Puja is now an autumn celebration though according to the legend it was a spring celebration. The Goddess Durga is created from the pure combined energy of the Trinity if the Hindu religion the Brahma the Vishnu and the Maheswar to destruct the buffalo demon Mahisasura. Not only that the moment Goddess Durga appeared the assembly of gods presented her with their best weapon including her mount. She has ten hands, and her mount is the lion. She asked Mahisasura to a duel, the demon laughed and asked her hand. The Goddess Durga’s refusal enraged the demon and he attacked the Goddess with all his might.
After a fierce battle, the Goddess Durga vanquished the demons and from that day she free world from the tormentors. The legend says the Rama before attacking Ravan at Lanka asked the blessing of Goddess Durga. The ritual demands 108 lotuses. But, the Rama could lot collect more than 107 lotuses. Then Ram decided to gauge out one of his eyes to complete the Puja. The moment he tried to gauge it out with his bow and arrow the Goddess Durga appeared and blessed him to be victorious. The ceremony was held in the autumn and known as Akalbodhan. The modern Durga Puja is also known as Akalbodhan.