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 2018 Timings

SHASTI 2018

Durga Devi "BODHON" "Amantran" and "Adhibas'' in the evening
15th October
Monday
(Ashshin 28,1425)
Shasti Shashthi Tithi : upto 08:05 AM
SAPTAMI 2018

"Nabo Patrika" "Saptami Puja"
Predawn bathing of "Kola Bow"
16th October
Tuesday
( Ashshin 29,1425)
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

ASHTAMI 2018

Ashtami Tithi Begins = 10:16 on 16/Oct/2018
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 12:49 on 17/Oct/2018
SANDHI PUJA
17th October
Wednesday
(Ashshin 30,1425)
Ashtami
Navami Tithi Begins = 12:49 on 17/Oct/2018
Navami Tithi Ends = 15:28 on 18/Oct/2018
Shuklapakhya

NAVAMI and DASHAMI 2018

Aparahna Balidan Time = 12:30 to 14:47 Duration = 2 Hours 17 Mins
Dashami puja and Bisharjan Ritual (Immersion)
Durga Visarjan Time = 05:38 to 07:55
Duration = 2 Hours 17 Mins
18th-19th October
Thursday and Friday
(Kartik 01,1425)
Kartik 02,1425
Nabami
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
Shuklapakhya

Dashami
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
Shuklapakhya

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Bangladesh Standard Time



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Durga Puja Main History Facts The First Durga Puja in Kolkata Celebrations around the world Different names of God Durga
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