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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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Durga Puja 2021 Dates and Timings

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 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 3rd October (Panchami) till 8th October (Dashami). Browse to learn about the Puja schedule for the year 2019 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 and She will be departing on an Elephant.

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 2021 Timings

SHASTI

Puja: Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas

Monday, 11th October, 2021

Bengali Date: Ashshin 24, 1428

Bilva Nimantran: 03:36 PM to 05:56 PM (Duration: 2 Hrs 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

SAPTAMI

Puja: Nabo Patrika, Kolabou

Tuesday, 12th October, 2021

Bengali Date: Ashshin 25, 1428

Predawn bathing of Kola Bou:
Within 7:03 AM and 8:30 AM to 9:28 AM
Dawn on Nabo Patrika Day:
05:56 AM
Observational Sunrise on Nabo Patrika Day:
06:20 AM
Saptami Tithi Begins:
11:50 PM on October 11, 2021
Saptami Tithi Ends:
11:57 AM on October 23, 2021

ASHTAMI

Puja: Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja

Wednesday, 13th October, 2021

Bengali Date: Ashshin 26, 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)
Bolidan:
11:49 PM

NABAMI

Puja: Maha Nabami, Durga Balidan, Nabami Homa

Thursday, 14th October, 2021

Bengali Date: Ashshin 27, 1428

Nabami Puja:
Within 9:28 AM
Nabami Tithi Begins:
08:07 PM on October 13, 2021
Nabami Tithi Ends:
06:52 PM on October 14, 2021

DASHAMI

Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav

Friday, 15th October, 2021

Bengali Date: Ashshin 28, 1428

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

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