Durga Puja – Know About Puja Vidhi and Mantras

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Durga Puja

Durga Puja is one of the most celebrated rituals in West Bengal, especially in Kolkata. It is out of appreciation for Goddess Durga during the time of Navaratri which is a 10-day long festival. Durga Puja begins on the 6th day and goes on till the 9th day. The Pandals with the magnificent idols of Goddess Durga are open for guests. The tenth day, also called Dashami marks the Visarjan (submersion in water) of the idol amidst a lot of parades and fanfare.

This year, Durga Puja 2019 starts on October 3 and will go on till October 8. In any case, Durga Puja 2019 festivals in Kolkata starts ahead of schedule, with Durga Mahalaya on 28 September and Visarjan on October 8.

About Durga Pooja

As per the Hindu Mythology, Goddess Durga rose up from the aggregate vitality of all Gods as an epitome of Shakti or awesome ladylike power, to decimate evil spirit Mahishasura; who was given the boon to not be crushed by any man or god. The name Durga in Sanskrit signifies ‘the impenetrable’; she exists in a condition of independence and extreme power. This incredible form of Mother Goddess is the reason why her arrival is looked forward to with much magnificence and devotion.

Durga Pooja 2019 Calender

Name of the Day Day Date
Mahalaya Saturday 28 September 2019
Pratipad (First Day of Durga Puja) Sunday 29 September 2019
Maha Panchami Thursday 3 October 2019
Maha Sasthi Friday 4 October 2019
Maha Saptami Saturday 5 October 2019
Maha Ashtami Sunday 6 October 2019
Maha Navami Monday 7 October 2019
Vijaya Dashami Tuesday 8 October 2019

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Durga Pooja Celebrations & Mantras

– Oct 4, 2019 – Akal Bodhan, Kalparambha (sixth day of Devi Paksha)

स्वर्णाआज्ञा चक्र स्थितां षष्टम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्। वराभीत करां षगपदधरां कात्यायनसुतां भजामि॥

Oct 5, 2019 – Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja (seventh day of Devi Paksha)

करालवंदना धोरां मुक्तकेशी चतुर्भुजाम्। कालरात्रिं करालिंका दिव्यां विद्युतमाला विभूषिताम॥

Oct 6, 2019 – Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja (eighth day of Devi Paksha)

पूर्णन्दु निभां गौरी सोमचक्रस्थितां अष्टमं महागौरी त्रिनेत्राम्।
वराभीतिकरां त्रिशूल डमरूधरां महागौरी भजेम्॥

– Oct 7, 2019 – Maha Navami, Navami Homa (ninth day of Devi Paksha)

स्वर्णावर्णा निर्वाणचक्रस्थितां नवम् दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।शख, चक्र, गदा, पदम, धरां सिद्धीदात्री भजेम्॥

– Oct 8, 2019 – Vijayadashami, Durga Visarjan, Sindoor Utsav (tenth day of Devi Paksha)

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