Durga Puja according to Greenwich Mean Time

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 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 3rd 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

PANCHAMI 2014

Within 9.58am
29th September
Monday
(12th Aashin 1421)
Panchami
From Previous day 9.58am to That day 7.25am
Shuklapakhya
SHASTHI 2014 (13th Aashin)
"Kalparambho" Within 9.59am
Durga Devi "BODHON"
"Amantran" and "Adhibas'' in the evening

SAPTAMI 2014 (14th Aashin)
"Nabo Patrika" "Saptami Puja" Within 9.59am
Predawn bathing of "Kola Bow"
30th September Tuesday (13th Aashin 1421)
Shasthi
From Previous day 7.25am to That day 6.19am
Shuklapakhya

Saptami
That day 6.19am to Next day 4.49am
Shuklapakhya
ASHTAMI 2014 (15th Aashin)

Ashtami Puja within 10.00am
Birastami Brata within 10.00am
SANDHI PUJA 2.45am-3.23am
SACRIFICE- 2.59am
1st October
Wednesday
(14th Aashin 1421)
Ashtami
That day 4.49am to Next day 2.59am
Shuklapakhya


NABAMI 2014 (16th Aashin)

Nabami Puja within 10.01am

2nd October
Thursday
(15th Aashin 1421)
Nabami
That day 2.59am to Next day 12.54am
Shuklapakhya
DASHAMI 2014

Dashami puja and Bisharjan Ritual (Immersion) within 10.02am

3rd October
Friday
(16th Aashin 1421)
Dashami
That day 12.54am to 10.37pm
Shuklapakhya



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