Durga Puja 2017

Durga Puja 2018 Timing Date-Durga Puja Schedules

The primary goddess revered during Durga Puja is Durga, but her stage and celebrations feature other major deities of Hinduism such as goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth, prosperity), Saraswati (goddess of knowledge and music), Ganesha (god of good beginnings) and Kartikeya (god of war). The latter two are considered to be children of Durga (Parvati). The Hindu god Shiva, as Durga’s husband, is also revered during this festival. The festival begins on the first day with Mahalaya, marking Durga’s advent in her battle against evil. Starting with the sixth day (Sasthi), the goddess is welcomed, festive Durga worship and celebrations begin in elaborately decorated temples and pandals hosting the statues.Lakshmi and Saraswati are revered on the following days. The festival ends of the tenth day of Vijaya Dashami, when with drum beats of music and chants, Shakta Hindu communities start a procession carrying the colorful clay statues to a river or ocean and immerse them, as a form of goodbye and her return to divine cosmos and Mount Kailash.

FestivalDateDay
Mahalaya 20189th October,2018.Tuesday
Maha Panchami 201814th October,2018.Sunday
Maha Shosthi 201815th October,2018.Monday
Maha Saptami 201816th October,2018.Tuesday
Maha Ashtami 201817tth October,2018.Wednesday
Maha Nabami 201818th October,2018.Thursday
Bijaya Dashami 201819th October,2018.Friday

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