Sunday, March 3, 2013

Durga Puja 2015 - Dates of Durga Ashtami, Bijoya Dashami - Mahalaya Amavasya, Sri Durga Pooja Date

Durga Puja is celebrated from October 19, 2015 (Monday) to October 23, 2015 (Friday). Durgashtami is on October 21, 2015 (Wednesday).

Sri Durga Puja Dates:

October 12, 2015 (Monday) - Mahalaya Amavasya
October 19, 2015 (Monday) - Maha Sashti (Shashti). 
October 20, 2015 (Tuesday) - Maha Saptami. 
October 21, 2015 (Wednesday) - Maha Ashtami. (Durgastami)
October 22, 2015 (Thursday) - Maha Navami. 
October 23, 2015 (Friday) - Vijayadasami (BijoyaDasami)

Sri Durga Pooja in West Bengal:

In West Bengal, 
Durga pandal can be seen at many places. Preparation of pandals and making of Goddess Durga idols begins much earlier.

The Festival starts on Shasthi when Goddess Durga is welcomed to house. Durga puja is celebrated grandly on Mahalaya, Shasthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabomi and BijoyaDashami. 

During these days schools, colleges and government institutions will be declared holiday. People will decorate their houses, buy new clothes, play musical instruments. Chandi Parayan, Pushpanjali, Aarti will be done with great devotion to Goddess Durga.

The function ends with immersion of Goddess Durga idol in rivers, lakes and seas on Dashami. In rest of the country Navratri is celebrated from October13, 2015 (Tuesday) to October 21, 2015 (Thursday).

Next Year Durga Puja:

In 2016, Durga Puja is from October 7 (Friday) to October 11, 2015 (Tuesday);
Maha Shasti - Oct 7, 2016 (Friday); 
Maha Saptami - Oct 8th 2016 (Saturday); 
Maha Ashtami - October 9, 2016 (Sunday); 
Maha Navami - Oct 10th 2016 (Monday) 
Vijayadasami - Oct 11, 2016 (Tuesday)

Tags: Mahaashtami - Mahalya - Schedule (as per Sri Ramakrishna Math Calendar)


Dr Sirshendu Ray(PT) said...


shashank said...

Thanku so much.very helpful

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