Durga Puja timings by Washington Standard 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 (Shasti) 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

SHASTI 2014

"Kalparambho" Within 11.02am Durga Devi "BODHON" "Amantran" and "Adhibas'' in the evening
29th September
Monday
(12th Aashin 1421)
Panchami
From Previous day 11.02am to That day 2.19pm
Shuklapakhya
SAPTAMI 2014

"Nabo Patrika" "Saptami Puja" Within 11.03am
Predawn bathing of "Kola Bow"
Midnight Puja of Devi durga from 12.49pm to 1.37pm
30th September
Tuesday
(13th Aashin 1421)
Shasthi
From Previous day 2.19pm to That day 12.49am
Shuklapakhya

ASHTAMI 2014

Ashtami Puja within 11.03am
Birastami Brata within 11.03am

SANDHI PUJA 10.55pm-11.43pm
SACRIFICE - 11.19pm
1st October
Wednesday
(14th Aashin 1421)
Saptami
From Previous day 12.49am to That day 11.19pm
Shuklapakhya


NAVAMI 2014

Nabami Puja within 11.04am
2nd October
Thursday
(15th Aashin 1421)
Ashtami
From Previous day 11.19pm to That day 8.54pm
Shuklapakhya
DASHAMI 2014

Dashami puja and Bisharjan Ritual (Immersion) within 11.04am
3rd October
Friday
(16th Aashin 1421)
Dashami
From Previous day 8.54pm to That day 6.37pm
Shuklapakhya



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