Durga Puja is also popularly known as Durgotsava. It is the annual worship of Goddess Durga. Durga Puja is celebrated across six days – Mahalaya, Maha Saptami, Shashthi, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. It is celebrated from the sixth day of a bright lunar fortnight to the tenth day. This period coincides with the festival called Devi Paksha. Mahalaya is followed by Devi Paksha and ends with Kojagori Lokkhi Puja which falls on the Kojagori Full Mooon Night.
What Is Durga Puja?
Durga Puja is the largest Hindu festival. It is celebrated across India and internationally as well. It is celebrated from the sixth day to the tenth day of the waning moon in the Ashvin month. This is the sixth month according to the Bengali Calendar. However due to the changes in the lunar cycle, there are years that Durga Puja is celebrated in the following month which is Kartika. As per the Gregorian calendar, these two months correspond with September and October. The puja’s are held across ten days and celebrates the home coming of a married Durga to her father. People usually celebrate it glamorously by wearing new clothes and giving gifts to loved ones. Families then usually go to visit Pandals. It is a carnival atmosphere where people of all religions get together and celebrate.
Durga Puja Day One to be held on 1st October 2022
Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas
Durga Puja Day Two to be held on 2nd October 2022
Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja
Durga Puja Day Three to be held on 3rd October 2022
Durga Astami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja
Durga Puja Day Four to be held on 4th October 2022
Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa
Durga Puja Day Five to be held on 5th October 2022
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav