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Durga Puja is a famous Hindu festival when Goddess Durga is worshiped. Durga Puja is also known as Durgotsav, Sarodia Utsav

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DurgaPuja 2016 Dates & Time According to Bengali calendar 1423 শ্রী শ্রী দুর্গাপূজার নির্ঘন্ট

According to traditional Bengali calendar, the days are calculated based on sunrise and sunset. ‘Tithi’ depends on the rising and setting of the moon. The timing of Asthami Sandhi Puja is calculated counting ‘Tithi’. Sasthi, Saptami, Nabami and Dashami pujas are performed after sunrise even if they fall in the previous evenings.

DurgaPuja2016 according to Bengali Panjika

  • September 30, 2016 – Mahalaya (Friday)
  • October 1, 2016 – Navaratri begin (Saturday)
  • October 6, 2016 – Maha Panchami (Thursday)
  • October 7, 2016 – Maha Shasthi (Friday)
  • October 8, 2016– Maha Saptami or Mahasaptami (Saturday)
  • October 9, 2016 – Maha Ashtami or Navami or Mahaashtami (Sunday)
  • October 10, 2016 – Maha Nabami or Mahanavami (Monday)
  • October 11, 2016 – Vijaya Dasami or Vijayadashami or Dashera (Tuesday)
  • October 16, 2016 – Lakhi Puja or Lakshmi Puja (Sunday)

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Durga Puja 2016 Dates & Time According to Bengali calendar 1423

According to traditional Bengali calendar, the days are calculated based on sunrise and sunset. ‘Tithi’ depends on the rising and setting of the moon. The timing of Asthami Sandhi Puja is calculated counting ‘Tithi’. Sasthi, Saptami, Nabami and Dashami pujas are performed after sunrise even if they fall in the previous evenings.
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This year the goddess Durga arrives on a boat and departs on an palanquin. There is possibility of heavy rain and floods as Maa Durga arrives on a boat. While we can expect outbreak of epidemic this year as Maa Durga departs on a palanquin.

Durga’s mode of journey to the earth is detailed in scriptures. The modes an elephant, a horse, palanquin, boat all signify luck or omen which influence the life on earth.

Based on Indian Standard Time (IST) ভারতীয় স্ট্যান্ডার্ড সময়ানুযায়ী
শ্রীশ্রী দুর্গা পঞ্চমী PANCHAMI – September 29, 2014 Monday (দুর্গা পূজা মহা পঞ্চমী১২আশ্বিন১৪২১): From Previous day 1.33pm – That day 12.55pm – Kolkata, WB, India
শ্রীশ্রী দুর্গা ষষ্ঠী MAHA SHASHTI – September 30, 2014 Tuesday (দুর্গাপূজা মহা ষষ্ঠী ১৩আশ্বিন ১৪২১): “Kalparambho” Within 8.28am | Durga Devi “BODHON” “Amantran” and “Adhibas” in the evening.

From Previous day 12.55pm – That day 11.49am – Kolkata, WB, India
শ্রীশ্রী দুর্গা সপ্তমী MAHA SAPTAMI – October 01, 2014 Wednesday (দুর্গা পূজা মহাসপ্তমী ১৪আশ্বিন ১৪২১): “Nabo Patrika” “Saptami Puja”Within 8.28am | Predawn bathing of “Kola Bow”
Midnight Puja of Devi durga from 11.02pm to 11:50pm
From Previous day 11.49am – That day 10.19am – Kolkata, WB, India

শ্রীশ্রী দুর্গামহাষ্টমী MAHA ASHTAMI – October 02, 2014 Thursday (দুর্গা পূজা মহাষ্টমী ১৫আশ্বিন ১৪২১): Ashtami Puja within 8.29am | Birastami Brata within 8:29am

SANDHI PUJA: 8.05am-8.53am | SACRIFICE: 8.29pm
From Previous day 10.9 am – That day 8.29 am – Kolkata, WB, India

শ্রীশ্রী দুর্গামহানবমী MAHA NABAMI – October 03 – 04, 2014 Friday (দুর্গাপূজামহানবমী১৬আশ্বিন১৪২১): Nabami Puja within 6.24am

From Previous day 8.29am – That day 6.24am – Kolkata, WB, India

শ্রীশ্রীবিজয়াদশমী BIJOYA DASHAMI – October 11, 2016Tuesday (দুর্গা পূজা বিজয়া দশমী ১৬ আশ্বিন ১৪২১): Dashami puja and Bisharjan Ritual (Immersion) within 8.28am – Kolkata, WB, India

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Durgotsav refers to all five days festivity and these five days are observed as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. (According to Hindu religious texts Durga Puja, including Chandi Path, should begin from the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya. Mahalaya is the most important day of Pitru Paksha, when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, is not considered for starting any auspicious work.)

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Most states except West Bengal do Ghatasthapana on Pratipada which is the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya. Ghatasthapana is equivalent to Kalparamba during Durga Puja when Goddess Durga is invoked. Kalparamba mostly falls on Shashthi Tithi during Devi Paksha. According to regional customs and beliefs Durga Puja during Shardiya Navratri varies from nine days to one day only which is also mentioned in Dharmasindhu.

The Goddess Durga arrives on the Earth on the first day of Devi Paksha which starts on the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya during Pitru Paksha. She departs on Durga Visarjan day. The weekdays when she arrives and departs are significant and considered as omen of coming time.

Durga Puja, the most happening festival of the Bengalis can be sensed with its spurt of fanfare on all the four days of the Durga Puja festival. This autumnal festival popularly known as Sharadotsav, recalls the power of Matri Shakti symbolized by the Goddess Durga who slays asura to re-establish peace and sanctity on earth again. Bengalis all over the world during these days of Durga Puja rejoice to their heart’s content reconnecting with friends and relatives. Durga Puja is an occasion when the familiar sound of Dhak, Dhunuchi naach, the mild fragrance of Shiuli, gives a familiar tug to every Bengali heart.

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Durga Puja is one of the Special and famous festival in all over India but it have a special thing in Kolkata. Because it is the one of the big festival of Bengali. This year Durga Puja is going to celebrated on 6th October 2016 to  11th October 2016 as per Indian Standard Time. In this article you can get the Time schedule of Durga Puja 2016 in all over the world.

As we know, durga Puja is the biggest festival in Bengal. This is also known as Dussehra and Navaratri in other parts of India. Durga is the Goddess of divine power against all evils.  Like durga puja navratri are celebrated in various parts of India.

  • Durga Puja in India – Kolkata (Calcutta), Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru (Bangalore).  Agartala, Silchar, Hydrabad
  • Durga Puja in Bangladesh – Dhaka, Chattagram, Silate, Josore
  • Durga Puja in U.K – Durga Puja in England city of London, Durga Puja in Salford, Liverpool, Ireland – Bangor, Durga Puja in Belfast
  •  Durga Puja in U.S.A (United States of America) – Durga Puja 2016 in New Jersey, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Durga Pujo in Philadelphia, Durga pujo in Houston, Puja Celebration in Dallas

Durga Puja 2016 [Worship of Goddess Durga] is the biggest religious occasion for Hindu community. This festival comes once in a year. This year, in 2016, Durga Puja will held from 9th to 14th of October. These 6 days long occasion will create a lot of joy in all people around the country.

West Bengal: Durga Puja is celebrated most among the Bengalis. If you are a festival fanatic and want to celebrate Durga Ashtami with all rituals then West Bengal is your place. In places like Kolkata, the city seems to halt for ten days in order to celebrate Durga Puja. Puja tents or pandals are spread over all places. Competitions are also held for the most beautiful pandals and decoration.

Kali temples in Kolkata organise for sacrifices during the time of Sandhi Puja. Buffalos and goats are sacrificed in front of goddess to portray her superior power.

Gujrat: The custom of Garba Dance and Dandiya takes place in Gujarat on the day of Durga Ashtami. This custom symbolises the divine maternal energy. Garba dance originally originated in praise for Goddess Mahishasura Mardini who killed the evil Mahishasura and protected million lives. Whereas, the sticks used for Dandiya Raas dance symbolises the sword in the hand of Durga.

 Tripura: Durga Puja was observed with the same fervour as in West Bengal in the landlocked northeastern state of Tripura every year. The women smeared each other with vermilion, the dhakis played their drums frantically and the Ravana was burnt in effigy on on the Bijaya Dasami day, which was also observed as Dussehra. Images from Agartala capture the mood of Durga Puja and its last day in the state.

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The First Durga Puja in Bengal
The first grand worship of Goddess Durga in recorded history is said to have been celebrated in the late 1500’s. Folklores say the landlords or zamindar of Dinajpur and Malda initiated the first Durga Puja in Bengal. According to another source, Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur or Bhabananda Mazumdar of Nadiya organized the first Sharadiya or Autumn Durga Puja in Bengal in c 1606.

 The ‘Baro-Yaari’ Puja and Beginning of Mass Celebration
The origin of the community puja can be credited to the twelve friends of Guptipara in Hoogly, West Bengal, who collaborated and collected contributions from local residents to conduct the first community puja called the ‘baro-yaari’ puja or the ‘twelve-pal’ puja in 1790. The baro-yaari puja was brought to Kolkata in 1832 by Raja Harinath of Cossimbazar, who performed the Durga Puja at his ancestral home in Murshidabad from 1824 to 1831, notes Somendra Chandra Nandy in ‘Durga Puja: A Rational Approach’ published in The Statesman Festival, 1991.


Origin of ‘Sarbojanin Durga Puja’ or Community Celebration
“The Baro-Yaari Puja gave way to the sarbajanin or community puja in 1910, when the Sanatan Dharmotsahini Sabha organized the first truly community puja in Baghbazar in Kolkata with full public contribution, public control and public participation. Now the dominant mode of Bengali Durga Puja is the ‘public’ version,” write M. D. Muthukumaraswamy and Molly Kaushal in Folklore, Public Sphere, and Civil Society. The institution of the community Durga Puja in the 18th and the 19th century Bengal contributed vigorously to the development of Hindu Bengali culture.


British Involvement in Durga Puja
The research paper further indicates that “high level British officials regularly attend Durga Pujas organized by influential Bengalis and British soldiers actually participate in the pujas, have prasad, and even salute the deity, but ‘the most amazing act of worship was performed by the East India Company itself: in 1765 it offered a thanksgiving Puja, no doubt as a politic act to appease its Hindu subjects, on obtaining the Diwani of Bengal’. (Sukanta Chaudhuri, ed. Calcutta: the Living City, Vol. 1: The Past) And it is reported that even the Company auditor-general John Chips organized Durga Puja at his Birbhum office. In fact, the full official participation of the British in the Durga Puja continued till 1840, when a law was promulgated by the government banning such participation.”
Durga Puja Comes to Delhi 
In 1911, with the shifting of the capital of British India to Delhi, many Bengalis migrated to the city to work in government offices. The first Durga Puja in Delhi was held in c. 1910, when it was performed by ritually consecrating the ‘mangal kalash,’ symbolizing the deity. This Durga Puja, which celebrates its centennial in 2009, is also known as the Kashmere Gate Durga Puja currently organized by the Delhi Durga Puja Samiti in the lawns of Bengali Senior Secondary School, Alipur Road, Delhi.
Durga Puja in Bangalore
Bengali Association  organizes durga puja in Bangalore and at this time people of Bangalore get in full form. The local Bengali people come together and celebrate durga puja. The Puja that is carried by the Association takes place in the RBANMS ground. During this season, Bengali children have a ballet dance. You can also witness Kathak and Odissi dance during this occasion.


Evolution of the ‘Pratima’ and the ‘Pandal’

The traditional icon of the goddess worshiped during the Durga Puja is in line with the iconography delineated in the scriptures. In Durga, the Gods bestowed their powers to co-create a beautiful goddess with ten arms, each carrying their most lethal weapon. The tableau of Durga also features her four children –Kartikeya, Ganesha, Saraswati and Lakshmi. Traditional clay image of Durga or pratima made of clay with all five gods and goddesses under one structure is known as ‘ek-chala’ (‘ek’ = one, ‘chala’ = cover).

There are two kinds of embellishments that are used on clay – sholar saaj and daker saaj. In the former, the pratima is traditionally decorated with the white core of the shola reed which grows within marshlands. As the devotees grew wealthier, beaten silver (rangta) was used. The silver used to be imported from Germany and was delivered by post (dak). Hence the name daker saaj.

The huge temporary canopies – held by a framework of bamboo poles and draped with colorful fabric – that house the icons are called ‘pandals’. Modern pandals are innovative, artistic and decorative at the same time, offering a visual spectacle for the numerous visitors who go ‘pandal-hopping’ during the four days of Durga Puja.

         Durga Puja Pandals

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Durga Pooja is a ten days long festival celebrated with great pomp and show in Northern and Eastern part of India. The preparation for this pooja and celebrations begins days before the festival. Generally, the Durga Pooja is done on a community level and the idols and pandals (tents) for the Pooja are arranged by the pooja management committee of the area. Mesmerizing idols of the Goddess adorn the pandal. The ambience of the pandal is also taken care of and given a very religious and sanctified look. The idol of the goddess is set over a higher platform and sitting arrangements for the priest as well as devotees are done near the platform. Pooja is performed in these temporary pandals for ten days and after the immersion of idol in a sacred water body, the pandals are properly cleaned and removed. Read on if you are interested in exploring the idol and pandal making activity of Durga Pooja in detail.

Durga Puja Pandal Making
Pandals are like a temporary temple during the Pooja. The making of Pandal is also a complex and lengthy phenomenon. It has now become a trend to set pandals through community contribution in every colony and street. The trends of ‘Barwari Puja’ usually financed by the local land-owners or sponsored by the rich people have now become a feature of community contribution. Making of these pandals follow well-set plans that use bamboo poles, wooden planks and cloth. The designs of the Pandal are done in accordance with space available and the community’s population. It has now become a trend to set designer pandals with complex lightings and intricate patterns. Decorated by lights, flowers and several such items, the modern pandals at many places also look like film sets.

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Idols in Durga Puja Pandals
Idols of West Bengal are the most mesmerizing and wonderful idols all over the country. They are famous for the skilled and traditional way in which they are created. The basic rule to be followed is that every thing to be used should come from a sacred water body. The clay artisans work hard for several months to create the wonderful idols and images of Goddess Durga at the festival time. The bamboo sticks are used to make the internal structure of the idol and provide it a basic shape. Then the structure is made using straw and jute ropes and strings to keep it in place.

This is a very lengthy process that requires diligence as well as skill. It requires patience to touch the ultimate perfection in idol making. These artisans are grouped for different functions because the creation of idol by a single artist would become an extremely tiring and lengthy phenomenon. So, some of them get engage in making the skeleton from bamboo and straw while the other group mixes clay and applies it. The most skilled of workers make the head, palms and feet of the idol. The application of clay is done in three steps.

The first step, clay coat solution is made in way that it has high percentage of water to fill the crevices of the idol’s straw structure. The second layer needs caution, as it is responsible for the fine finishing of the idol. Here, the clay has to be very smooth and sans any impurities. Palms, head and feet are attached to the idol at the second stage of clay application. The third stage is the stage of application of thin coat of clay, applied by using pieces of cloth, to strengthen idol and fill up any cracks that may have develop after drying. The statue is finally painted with the white base earth color and then yellow color. The last earth color is that of red blood. At last, the features like eyes and nose are given detailing, by using color. The image is then dressed and ornamented with jewels.

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