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. The five days of Durga Puja are observed as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. 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!
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 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 10th October (Panchami) to 15th October (Dashami). Scroll down and have a look at the Puja schedule for the year 2021 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 Palanquin and Goddess Durga's departure on Elephant. 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.
Puja - Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas
Bilva Nimantran Muhurat: 03:36 PM to 05:56 PM (Duration: 2 Hours 19 Mins)
Purbanno: Morning Till 9:28 AM
Shashthi Tithi Begins: 02:14 AM on October 11, 2021
Shashthi Tithi Ends : 11:50 PM on October 11, 2021
Bengali Date : Ashshin 24, 1428
Nabo Patrika, Saptami Puja, Predawn bathing of "Kola Bou": Within 7:03am and 8:30am - 9:28am
Dawn on Navpatrika Day: 05:56 AM
Observational Sunrise on Navpatrika Day: 06:20 AM
Saptami Tithi Begins : 11:50 PM on October 11, 2021
Saptami Tithi Ends : 11:57 AM on October 23, 2021
Bengali Date : Ashshin 25, 1428
Ashtami Tithi Begins: 09:47 PM on October 12, 2021
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 08:07 PM on October 13, 2021
Sandhi Puja: 07:43 PM to 08:31 PM. Duration: 48 Mins
Bengali Date : Ashshin 26, 1428
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav.
Durga Visarjan Muhurat: 06:22 AM to 08:40 AM (Duration: 02 Hours 18 Mins)
Vijay Muhurat: 02:02 PM to 02:48 PM (Duration: 46 Mins)
Aparahna Puja Time: 01:16 PM to 03:34 PM (Duration: 02 Hours 18 Mins)
Dashami Tithi Begins: 06:52 PM on October 14, 2021
Dashami Tithi Ends: 06:52 PM on October 14, 2021
Bengali Date : Ashshin 28, 1428