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 2022, the occasion is to be observed from Saturday, 10th October (Panchami) to Wednesday, 15th October (Dashami). Scroll down and have a look at the Puja schedule for the year 2022 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 Elephant 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: 03:45 PM to 06:07 PM (Duration: 2 Hours 23 Mins)
Purbanno: Morning Till 9:28 AM
Shashthi Tithi Begins: 10:34 PM on September 30, 2022
Shashthi Tithi Ends : 08:46 PM on October 01, 2022
Bengali Date : Ashshin 14, 1429
Nabo Patrika, Saptami Puja, Predawn bathing of "Kola Bou"
Dawn on Navpatrika Day: 05:51 AM
Observational Sunrise on Navpatrika Day: 06:14 AM
Saptami Tithi Begins : 08:46 PM on October 01, 2022
Saptami Tithi Ends : 06:47 PM on October 02, 2022
Bengali Date : Ashshin 15, 1429
Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja Sandhi Puja
Ashtami Tithi Begins: 06:47 PM on October 02, 2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 04:37 PM on October 03, 2022
Sandhi Puja: 04:13 PM to 05:01 PM. Duration: 48 Mins
Bengali Date : Ashshin 16, 1429
Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa
Navami Tithi Begins: 04:37 PM on October 03, 2022
Navami Tithi Ends: 02:20 PM on October 04, 2022
Ashwina Navratri Balidana Aparahna Muhurat: 01:20 PM to 03:42 PM on October 04, 2022
Duration: 02 hours 22 mins
Navratri Pratah Homa Muhurta: 06:15 AM to 02:20 PM on October 04, 2022
Duration: 08 hours 05 mins Bengali Date : Ashshin 17, 1429
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav
Durga Visarjan Muhurat: 06:16 AM to 08:37 AM (Duration: 02 Hours 21 Mins)
Vijay Muhurat: 02:07 PM to 02:54 PM (Duration: 47 Mins)
Aparahna Puja Time: 01:20 PM to 03:41 PM (Duration: 02 Hours 21 Mins)
Dashami Tithi Begins: 02:20 PM on October 04, 2022
Dashami Tithi Ends: 12:00 PM on October 14, 2022
Shravana Nakshatra Begins: 10:51 PM on October 04, 2022 Shravana Nakshatra Ends: 09:15 PM on October 05, 2022 Bengali Date : Ashshin 18, 1429