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 Vijaya Dashami. 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 2023, the occasion is to be observed from Thursday, 19th October (Panchami) to Tuesday, 24th October (Dashami). Scroll down and have a look at the Puja schedule for the year 2023 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 Horse 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.
Puja - Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas
Bilva Nimantran Muhurat: 03:30 PM to 05:47 PM (Duration: 2 Hours 16 Mins)
Shashthi Tithi Begins: 12:31 AM on 20th October, 2023
Shashthi Tithi Ends : 11:24 PM on 20th October, 2023
Bengali Date : Kartik 02, 1430
Nabo Patrika, Saptami Puja, Predawn bathing of "Kola Bou"
Dawn on Navpatrika Day: 06:01 AM
Observational Sunrise on Navpatrika Day: 06:25 AM
Saptami Tithi Begins : 11:24 PM on 20th October, 2023
Saptami Tithi Ends : 09:53 PM on 21st October, 2023
Bengali Date : Kartik 03, 1430
Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja Sandhi Puja
Ashtami Tithi Begins: 09:53 PM on 21st October, 2023
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 07:58 PM on 22nd October, 2023
Sandhi Puja: 07:34 PM to 08:22 PM Duration: 48 Mins
Bengali Date : Kartik 04, 1430
Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa
Navami Tithi Begins: 07:58 PM on 22nd October, 2023
Navami Tithi Ends: 05:44 PM on October 04, 2023
Ashwina Navratri Balidana Aparahna Muhurat: 01:13 PM to 03:28 PM on 23rd October, 2023
Duration: 02 hours 15 mins
Navratri Pratah Homa Muhurta: 06:27 AM to 05:44 PM on 23rd October, 2023
Duration: 11 hours 17 mins Bengali Date : Kartik 05, 1430
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav
Durga Visarjan Muhurat: 06:27 AM to 08:42 AM (Duration: 02 Hours 15 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: 05:44 PM on 23rd October, 2023
Dashami Tithi Ends: 03:14 PM on 24th October, 2023
Shravana Nakshatra Begins: 06:44 PM on 22nd October, 2023
Shravana Nakshatra Ends: 05:14 PM on 23rd October, 2023
Bengali Date : Kartik 06, 1430