Durga Puja schedule and calendar

Durga Puja the staple festival of the Bengalis is celebrated over five days. It is the festival when almost every Bengali deck themselves in traditionlism and colorful attires. It is the time when every one adorn themselve with piousness and thus make preparations to offer prayers in the form of anjali. Thus many muharats are assigned on which one can offer their prayers to the diety. Find out more about the exact timings and plan your offerings accordingly. Also learn about the time on which the specific day of the puja falls.
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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 community held in honour of Goddess Durga and to celebrate her annual homecoming. This year, the occasion is to be observed from 29th SEPTEMBER (Panchami) till 4th OCTOBER (Dashami). Browse to learn about the Puja schedule for the year 2014 based on the IST (Indian Standard Time). Every year the goddess comes to her paternal house by some mode of transportation, which has some added significance. This year the Goddess is supposed to come on a palanquin, which signifies an outbreak of epidemic. And She will be departing on an elephant which signifies good harvest.

So find out more about the puja timings and chalk out your schedule accordingly.

Note: The Puja timings as being based on the lunar month, are subjected to few changes for it can often extend over to the next day or the night. Though Sashthi is dedicated for the inaugurations of pandals as well for last minute touches, 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 2014 Timings

SHASTI 2014

"Kalparambho" within 8.28am 
Durga Devi "BODHON" "Amantran" and "Adhibas'' in the evening
30th September
Tuesday
(13th Aswin 1421)
Shasti From Previous day 12.55pm to That day 11.49am Shuklapakhya
SAPTAMI 2014

"Nabo Patrika" "Saptami Puja" Within 8.28am
Predawn bathing of "Kola Bow"
Midnight Puja of Devi durga from 11.02pm to 11.50pm
1st October
Wednesday
(14th Aashin 1421)
Saptami
From Previous day
11.49am to That day 10.19am
Shuklapakhya

ASHTAMI 2014

Ashtami Puja within 8.29am
Birastami Brata within 8:29am
SANDHI PUJA 8.05am-8.53am
SACRIFICE- 8.29pm
2nd October
Thursday
(15th Aashin 1421)
Ashtami
From Previous day
10.9am to That day 8.29am
Shuklapakhya


NAVAMI and DASHAMI 2014

Nabami Puja within 6.24am

Dashami puja and Bisharjan Ritual (Immersion) within 8.28am
3rd-4th October
Friday
(16th Aashin 1421)
Nabami
From Previous day
8.29am to That day 6.24am
Shuklapakhya

Dashami
That day 6.24am to Next day 4.07am
Shuklapakhya

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