2017 Durga Puja in Singapore
There are many Indians settled in Singapore. So, Durga puja is
celebrated in Singapore as it is celebrated in India. The Indian
community in Singapore mainly consists of people from Tamilnadu
state of India. So, the Durga puja in Singapore is known as
“navrathtri” as it is called in Tamilnadu. It is time or
celebration, rejuvenation and reunion for many people in
Singapore. During navrathri the goddess in temples will be
honored with prayers. Nowadays various associations have started
to celebrate navrathri through community worship.
It is a festival of music and dance according to the Tamil
culture. Songs about glory of god and praising the powers of
goddess Durga is sung by the devotees. Classical dance
performances are done by various artists. In Singapore main
Durga puja sites are the mariamman temple, chettiar temple, and
the durga temple in Potong Pasir. The goddess is worshipped as
Durga for the first three days as goddess Lakshmi for the next
three days and as goddess saraswathi for the remaining three
days. Navratri or saraswathi puja as it is called end on the
vijaya dasami day. During the last three days of the puja
children or any learner prays to goddess Saraswathi for gaining
knowledge and wisdom.
Goddess Saraswathi is the goddess for wisdom, art and learning.
Children keep their books on the altar and pray for the
blessings of saraswathi and they start learning afresh from the
vijayadasami day. It is the day to honor your teachers or gurus
and children offer their teachers fruit and flowers. The child
will start learning alphabets for the first time on this day.
The Durga puja or navrathri festival in Singapore follows the
south Indian tradition rather than the north Indian. Keeping the
working weapons for puja is known as ayudha puja is an important
ritual done on the ninth day or navami day.
List of Durga Puja Pandal in Singapore:
Bengali Association Singapore (BAS)
For more information please visit
Durga Puja in Singapore Pandal Durga Puja Address Durga Puja