New Delhi: It’s that point of the 12 months when chants of ‘Durga Durga’ reverberate in the entire ambiance. The auspicious and broadly celebrated Durga Puja competition will begin this 12 months from October 22 and final until 26th respectively. Durga Puja and Sharad Navratri coincide and are broadly celebrated not simply within the nation however overseas by Indian diaspora as properly.
Navratri, the nine-day lengthy competition of the goddess begins from October 17 and lasts until 25th, with Vijayadashami on October 25/26 (relying upon timings).
This 12 months, Mahalaya, which is the start of the Devi Paksha and finish of the Pitru Paksha happened on September 17 and Durga Puja begins from October 22. Normally, Durga Puja begins six days after Mahalaya however this 12 months it’s totally different on account of mala maas – lunar month having two moons.
As per Bengali calendar, the mala maas this time is within the Ashvin month and Durga Puja will start solely after it ends as auspicious events or rituals aren’t noticed throughout this time interval.
It’s believed that goddess Durga arrives on earth on the day of Mahalaya. The 5-day Durga Puja festivity, broadly celebrated throughout the globe, is a serious competition of Bengalis.
October 21, Day 1 – Panchami, Kartik 04, 1427, Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas
October 22, Day 2 – Shashthi, Kartik 05, 1427, Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja
October 23, Day three – Saptami, Kartik 06, 1427
October 24, Day four – Ashtami, Kartik 07, 1427, Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami
October 25, Day 5 – Nabami, Kartik 08, 1427, Bengal Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa, Vijayadashami
October 26, Day 6 – Dashami, Kartik 09, 1427, Durga Visarjan, Bengal Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav
(in line with drikpanchang.com)
Durga Puja is also called Durgotsav whereby Goddess Durga is welcomed by the devotees and preparations for the 5-day festivity begins a lot prematurely. Individuals immerse themselves in devotion, benefit from the enjoyable and pandal-hopping stays a spotlight beside many conventional rituals and practices strictly adopted by Bengalis throughout the globe.
Shubho Durga Pujo to all!