Durga Puja 2020: Date and day-wise pujo chart to welcome the goddess!

New Delhi: The much-revered and most awaited competition of Durga Puja is about to start October 22 and final until 26th respectively. Durga Puja and Sharad or Sharadiya 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). 

Often, Durga Puja begins six days after Mahalaya however this yr it’s totally different as a consequence of mala maas – lunar month having two moons. This yr, Mahalaya, which is the start of the Devi Paksha and finish of the Pitru Paksha befell on September 17 and Durga Puja begins from October 22. 

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 keeping with drikpanchang.com)

Durga Puja is often known as Durgotsav whereby Goddess Durga is welcomed by the devotees and preparations for the 5-day festivity begins a lot upfront. Folks 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.

Nonetheless, as a result of international coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Durga Puja pandals will witness fewer individuals in attendance as state-wise SOPs are so as. Additionally, social distancing must be practiced whereas pandal-hopping throughout Durga Pujo.

This is wishing a really completely happy Durga Puja to all our readers!


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