Durga Puja in 2013 is going to be celebrated from 9th of October to October 14th. Find the table of Durga Puja 2013 schedule below -
When is Durga Puja in 2013 – Dates of Durga Puja 2013
Durga Puja Day 1 – 9 October 2013 – Panchami
Durga Puja Day 2 – 10 October 2013 – Sashthi
Durga Puja Day 3 – 11 October 2013 – Saptami
Durga Puja Day 4 – 12 October 2013 – Maha Ashtami
Durga Puja Day 5 – 13 October 2013 – Navami
Durga Puja Day 6 – 14 October 2013 – Vijayadashmi
About Durga Puja in 2013
Durga Puja is the festival of commemorating Goddess Durga, also known as Durgotsav and Sharadotsav. It is a ten day festival and each day has its own importance. Dates of Durga Pooja are decided from the Hindu traditional lunar calendar. The fortnights of the festival are known as Devi Paksha or Fortnight of the Goddess. Mahalaya precedes the Devi Paksha as it is the immediate day after the fortnight of forefathers (Pitru Paksha). Further, Devi Paksha ends on Kojagori full Moon night. This day is known as Kojagori Lokkhi Puja and Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day.
Basically, this day is celebrated to honor the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura. Durga Puja basically signifies the victory of good over evil.
Durga Puja 2013 is going to be celebrated with great zeal. Festival of Durga Puja has special significance in some parts of India, namely West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura and Orissa. These states officially go on a five day holiday during the festival. Durga Puja is mainly considered as the Bengali festival and as West Bengal and Tripura has biggest majority of Bengalis, it becomes the grandest festival of the year.
Apart from the above mentioned states, festival of Durga Puja is celebrated all around India and world with great zeal and gusto. Wherever Bengalis go, they always plan an event at the time of Durga Puja. Hence, this festival has become important part of everyone’s life. Even in Bangladesh there is a 3 day holiday at the time of this festival, as 20% of their population is of Hindus and all the people celebrate Durga Puja with great fun. Durga Puja is now celebrated in various parts of the world and organized on a very large scale. It is said that Durga Puja’s prominence boosted up during British rule in Bengal.
Festival of Durga Puja includes commemoration of Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi as well as Saraswati with Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya. Lord Shiva is considered as the consort of Goddess and all other forms of God are considered as her children. Mother Nature is also worshipped at the time of Durga Puja. Kala Bou (nine plants) and banana tree signifies the nine divine forms of Goddess Durga.
Durga Puja Sadhana
To celebrate Durga Puja 2013, one should also know how to worship goddess during Durga Pooja in 2013. According to Hindu scriptures, Mantras chanted at the time of Navratra put special impact on one’s life. On the other hand, if the mantras are particularly dedicated to Goddess Durga directly or indirectly, the effect multiplies to double. Hence, here we are offering you certain mantras to enchant Goddess Durga and fetch her blessings.
Mantras are chanted in a devotional ambience. Light some incense, offer some flowers to the Goddess and keep some water in a small bowl or any utensil. Apart from this, burn Dhoona with Loban to purify the environment. Now, we will know what to chant during Durga Puja.
You may also worship in Durga Puja according to your zodiac sign. Find your best suited way of Puja here - Durga Puja According to Zodiac.