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On the day of Dussehra, the end of Navratri needs to be explained. This is for two reasons. One, among Hindus, these nine-day celebrations end on Vijay Dashmi( today). Two, this period falls around the departure of the monsoon from the sky across India.

However, the question is why the mother goddess Durga is worshipped during these days? Consider this explanation.

Everybody knows that a human body gets 50% of molecular Deoxyribonucleic acid(DNA)from the mother and 50% from the father.

But he/she gets 100% mitochondrial DNA from the mother. Mitochondria and their DNA only come from the mother to the baby. 

Mitochondria produce Adenosine Triphosphate(ATP).In fact, ATP is the source of energy in every human body. So, all humans receive power from their mothers. And, remarkably, the mother gets it from her mother and the father also gets it from his/ her mother.

As such, in Hinduism, the god of power is the mother - Adi Shakti or Maa Shakti, our mother. The scientific understanding over the ages and years is made clear. 

All the Vedic pujas and yagnas and the perfect mantra of Maa Durga work on a subtle level to excite and empower humans, Hinduism explains. 

Happy Dussehra 

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