New Delhi: It’s that point of the yr when chants of ‘Durga Durga’ reverberate in the entire ambiance. The auspicious and broadly celebrated Durga Puja competition will start this yr from October 22 and final until twenty sixth respectively. Durga Puja and Sharad Navratri coincide and are broadly celebrated not simply within the nation however overseas by Indian diaspora as effectively.
Navratri, the nine-day lengthy competition of the goddess begins from October 17 and lasts until twenty fifth, with Vijayadashami on October 25/26 (relying upon timings).
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. Normally, Durga Puja begins six days after Mahalaya however this yr it’s totally different because 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 usually are not 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 significant 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 3 – Saptami, Kartik 06, 1427
October 24, Day 4 – 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
(based on 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. 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!