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Durga Puja Timings and Calendar for the year of 2018

Come Autumn and the clear blue sky, the little clouds floating across it, the mild fragrance of Shiuli and the gentle breeze that blows from time to time has a special significance for the Bengalis. It brings to mind the thought of Durga Puja. The most important annual festival of Bengali Hindus, Durga Puja is believed to be the occassion that celebrates the homecoming of Goddess Durga with her children for a few days. The actual celebrations of the festival are held for four days that are set in accordance with the traditional Hindu Calendars and change every year. Here we bring to you the Durga Puja schedule for this year that includes the dates as well as the timings for all the four days of this year's Puja festivities, in EST, GMT, and IST. So scroll down, have a look at the dates of the Puja Days for this year and check it out with your local timings. Shubho Sharodiya!

Durga Puja Nirghanta

The Puja timings, being based on the lunar month, often spread over to the next day or night. Sashthi is the day for the inauguration, though the main part of the Puja spreads over four days from the day of Saptami to the day of the Bijoya Dashami on which the immersion takes place. So it may not match, as is the case this year, with the days of the Calendar we follow.

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Durga Puja calendar by Indian Standard Time

Durga Puja is the sacred five day festival of the Bengali Hindu community held in honour of Goddess Durga and to celebrate her annual homecoming. This year, the occassion is to be observed from 14th October (Panchami) to 19th October (Dashami). Scroll down and have a look at the Puja schedule for the year 2018 based on the IST (Indian Standard Time). Sasthi is believed to be the day on which the Mother Goddess arrives on the earth with her children. Goddess Durga's arrival on Boat and Goddess Durga's departure on Horse. Shubh Durgotsav!

Note: The Puja timings, being based on the lunar month, often spread over to the next day or night. Sashthi is the day for the inauguration, though the main part of the Puja spreads over four days from the day of Saptami to the day of the Bijoya Dashami on which the immersion takes place. So it may not match, as is the case this year, with the days of the Calendar we follow.

Durga Puja Dates for the year of 2018
14th October, 2018 (Sunday)

Panchami

Bilva Nimantran Muhurat: 14:50 to 17:08 (Duration: 2 Hours 18 Mins)
Panchami Tithi: upto 06:28 AM
Bengali Date : Ashshin 27,1425
15th October, 2018 (Monday)

Shashthi

Puja - Shashthi, Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas.


Shashthi Tithi : upto 08:05 AM
Bengali Date : Ashshin 28,1425

16th October, 2018 (Tuesday)

Saptami

Dawn on Navpatrika Puja = 05:10 Observation Sunrise on Navpatrika day = 05:33
Puja - Saptami, Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja.


Saptami Tithi : Upto 10:16


Bengali Date : Ashshin 29,1425
17th October, 2018 (Wednesday)

Ashtami

Ashtami Tithi Begins = 10:16 on 16/Oct/2018
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 12:49 on 17/Oct/2018
Puja - Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja , Maha Navami
Sandhi Puja = 12:25 to 13:13
Navami Tithi Begins = 12:49 on 17/Oct/2018
Navami Tithi Ends = 15:28 on 18/Oct/2018

Bengali Date : Ashshin 30,1425
18th October, 2018 (Thursday)

Navami

Aparahna Balidan Time = 12:30 to 14:47 Duration = 2 Hours 17 Mins
Puja - Bengal Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa.
Navami Homa Time = 12:49 to 17:06 (17th October, Wednesday)
Duration = 4 Hours 16 Mins Navami Homa Time = 05:37 to 15:28 (18th October, Thursday)
Duration = 9 Hours 51 Mins


Bengali Date : Kartik 01,1425
19th October, 2018 (Friday)

Dashami

Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav.
Durga Visarjan Time = 05:38 to 07:55
Duration = 2 Hours 17 Mins
Vijay Muhurat = 13:15 to 14:01
Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins
Aparahna Puja Time = 12:29 to 14:47
Duration = 2 Hours 17 Mins
Dashami Tithi Begins = 15:28 on 18/Oct/2018
Dashami Tithi Ends = 17:57 on 19/Oct/2018
Bengali Date : Kartik 02,1425
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