Durga Ma

The Hindu Goddess Durga Ma (Divine Mother) in a temporary "pandal," or temple scene where she defeats the evil buffalo demon, signifying the victory of good over evil. Hundreds of these "Pandals" are erected in cities all across northern India during the 9 day festival of Navaratri or Durga Puja in honor and worship of the feminine, creative, nurturing, aspect of God.
Lahiri Mahasaya chose the most auspicious day and time of Durga Puja (mahashtami, the 8th day of shardiya navaratri festival) for his mahasamadhi (conscious final exit of the body).
After his guru left this world, Sri Yukteswar came every year to Varanasi during Durga Puja to honor Lahiri Mahasaya and commemorate his mahasamadhi.
Varanasi's 18th century's Durga Mandir is one of the most famous temples in the holy city, where countless pilgrims visit every year during Durga Puja.

Lahiri Mahasaya chose the most auspicious day and time of Durga Puja (mahashtami, the 8th day of shardiya navaratri festival) for his mahasamadhi (conscious final exit of the body).  After his guru left this world, Sri Yukteswar came every year to Varanasi during Durga Puja to honor Lahiri Mahasaya and commemorate his mahasamadhi.