Kali Puja or Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja is actually a festival of Hindu celebrated in the honour of Goddess Kali, Goddess of destruction. Kali Puja is celebrated on the new moon day of Hindu Kartik Month which falls in between October and November month.
People worship Maa Kali with a belief that she will protect them from any evils. Goddess Kali also symbolize strength as Maa Kali is one of the avatars of Goddess Durga, Goddess of Shakti.
Kali Puja festival generally coincided with Lakshmi Puja festival. Some people celebrate the Kali Puja while others celebrate the Lakshmi Puja.
People celebrate the Kali Puja by wearing new clothes and bursting crackers and during this time the whole country glows like a candle as people decorate their houses and other places with lights and candles.
What is the reason behind the celebration of Kali Puja? No festival is celebrated without any reason. In the same way, there is also a reason behind the celebration of Kali Puja. Kali Puja is celebrated to lower down all the negative waves and ego inside the people.
Story behind Kali Puja: There is a story behind the occurrence of the Kali Puja. It was said the there were 2 evil demons named Shumbh and Nisumbh who became very powerful and started teasing all the Gods. In return, Gods wanted help from Goddess Durga. In anger, Goddess Durga came into her Kali avatar to murder the demons.