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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Durga Puja 2017 Calendar: Date Time of Durga Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami

Durga Puja celebrated in honor of Goddess Durga is among the greatest Hindu festivals in India. The 5-day lengthy auspicious festival begins in the sixth day's Sharad Navaratri and continues till Vijayadashami. The Ten-day lengthy Navratri 2017 festival started on September 21 with Ghatasthapana Puja completed in most states except West Bengal along with other eastern states. They'll be celebrating Durga Puja also known as Durgotsav whose festivities will commence from September 26 on Shashthi and last with Sindoor Utsav and Durga Visarjan on Vijayadashami on September 30. Navratri celebrations change from place to place which makes it vital that you keep your important dates, muhurat timings and puja vidhi (rituals) of auspicious Durga Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami handy with complete Durga Puja 2017 Calendar.

Navratri means ‘nine nights’ is well known to worship Maa Shakti. In the finish from the sacred nine days, two important festivals occur around the tenth day's Sharad Navaratri - Dussehra and Vijayadashami. Each of them illustrate the theme “victory of excellent over evil”. Within the northern, southern and western states, Dussehra is well known as Lord Rama’s victory within the Demon King, Ravana. Meanwhile, within the eastern states, Vijayadashami is well known remembering Goddess Durga’s victory over King of Demons, Mahishasur. Durga Puja is commemorated to keep in mind Maa Shakti in her own full glory and power and it is especially celebrated with full ardour and fun within the condition of West Bengal.

Durga Puja isn't just a festival for individuals in West Bengal and Bengalis generally. It's greater than rituals and traditions, because the Town of Pleasure indeed erupts in pleasure welcoming and worshipping Goddess Durga throughout the festival. In West Bengal, Mahalaya Amavasya marks the start of Navratri festivity. Based on the Hindu legends, it's thought that Maa Durga descended on earth about this day. Mahalaya 2017 date fell on September 19 (Tuesday). Like Ghatasthapana Puja is performed in other areas to invoke the Hindu deity, Bengalis perform Mahalaya Puja to start the festival.

The primary celebrations of Durga Puja festival occur on five consecutive days - Shasthi Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Dashami. Shasthi falling on September 26, 2017, is recognized as the very first day of Durga Puja festival, based on the calendar. About this day, Goddess Durga descended to earth together with her four children Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya and Ganesh. On Saptami, devotees will invoke Goddess Durga in to the idols inside a ritual known as Pran Pratisthan. Durga Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami are the most important dates from the Durga Puja festival. Here’s an entire Durga Puja 2017 calendar using the dates and puja information, based on Drik Panchang.

Durga Puja Days

Durga Puja Day 1
September 26
Bilva Nimantran Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon Amantran and Adhivas
Durga Puja Day 2
September 27
Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja
Durga Puja Day 3
September 28
Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja
Durga Puja Day 4
September 29
Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa
Durga Puja Day 5
September 30
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav

Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami will start with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja on September 28. There's another ritual known as Kumari Puja happening on Durga Ashtami using the goddess worshipped by means of a youthful unmarried virgin girl, adorned as Goddess Durga. On Maha Navami, it's thought that Goddess Durga wiped out the zoysia demon Mahishasura (thus earning the name, Mahishasur Mardini). Maha Navami will occur on September 30. On Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav will occur with married women applying red vermillion towards the idol also to one another. Finally, immersion of Durga idols happens with sad devotees putting in a bid goodbye to Devi and wishing on her quick return the coming year. 

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