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Durga Puja 2017

Durga Puja is one of the biggest festivals of state of India that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandeur. Durga Puja is particularly a significant festival of West Bengal, However people in the state of Odisha, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat also celebrate it with great enthusiasm. It is another festival that depicts the triumph of good over bad as it is celebrates the victory of goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the Buffalo demon.

For Bangalis, it is a six days long festival celebration which is been observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabami and Vijayadashami. So now it's time again for every Indian to start their preparations for this 6 days long Durga Puja 2017 that will be celebrated to welcome Maa Durga at our doorstep after her battle with Mahishasura, the Buffalo demon.

DURGA POOJA 2017 Dates

Durga Puja is celebrated on the last day of Navaratri. The festival begins on Shasthi and ends on Dashami when the idol of Maa Durga is immerged into the rivers or any other water bodies for showing her respect and devotion.

Durga Puja 2017 – This year, the festival will be celebrated from 26th September to 30th September.

Mahalaya 2017 – It will be celebrated on 19th of September in 2017. This is also one of an important dates of Durga Puja when people invite Goddess Durga on the Earth and on her idol, eye are drawn.

IMPORTANT DATES OF DURGA PUJA

The celebration of the Durga Puja festival occurs during five consecutive days that includes "Saptami", "Shasthi", "Ashtami", "Navami" and "Dashami".

Shasthi – 26th of September 2017

On this day, it is belived that Goddess Durga descends on the earth with her four children including Ganesha, Kartikeya, Lakshami and Saraswati. And, overwhelmingly on this day, the beautiful idols of Maa Dura are opened for people to look through.

Saptami – 27th of September 2017

On this day, Goddess Durga idol is said to have invoked with life by the ritual of Pran Pratisthan. A Banana tree is made to get dressed in a sari and bathed in a river like a newly wedded bride and the thi process is called as "Kola Bou". This is used to transport the energy of Goddess Durga.

Ashtami – 28th of September 2017

On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped as a young and virgin girl in a ritual called as Kumari Puja. Sandhi Puja is performed in the evening to worship the Chamunda form of Goddess Durga who is supposed to have slayed buffalo demon Mahisasur. The Puja on this day generally takes place at the time when the killing of Mahisasur took place.

Navami – 29th of September 2017

This is the last day of the festival when a Maha Aarati is organized to mark the conclusion of the festival. Everyone wears new clothes and gets revelled in the festival celebration to the fullest.

Dashami – 30th September 2017

On this day the idols of Maa Durga are moved from its place for immersion into the river and she is believed to return to the abode of her husband. After the process of immersion is over, people enjoy delicious dinner and sweets.

Durga Puja Calendar

When is Durga Puja in 2017

DURGA PUJA 2017
DATE
FESTIVAL
26th September 2017
Durga Puja - Shashthi
27th September 2017
Durga Puja - Saptami
28th September 2017
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
29th September 2017
Durga Puja - Navami
30th September 2017
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2016

DURGA PUJA 2016
DATE
FESTIVAL
8th October 2016
Durga Puja - Saptami
9th October 2016
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
10th October 2016
Durga Puja - Navami
11th October 2016
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is DURGA PUJA in 2015

DURGA PUJA 2015
DATE
FESTIVAL
20th October 2015
Durga Puja - Saptami
21st October 2015
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
22nd October 2015
Durga Puja - Navami
23rd October 2015
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2014

DURGA PUJA 2014
DATE
FESTIVAL
1st October 2014
Durga Puja - Saptami
2nd October 2014
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
3rd October 2014
Durga Puja - Navami
4th October 2014
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2013

DURGA PUJA 2013
DATE
FESTIVAL
11st October 2013
Durga Puja - Saptami
12nd October 2013
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
13rd October 2013
Durga Puja - Navami
14th October 2013
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2012

DURGA PUJA 2012
DATE
FESTIVAL
21st October 2012
Durga Puja - Saptami
22nd October 2012
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
23rd October 2012
Durga Puja - Navami
24th October 2012
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2011

DURGA PUJA 2011
DATE
FESTIVAL
3th October 2011
Durga Puja - Saptami
4th October 2011
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
5th October 2011
Durga Puja - Navami
6th October 2011
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2010

DURGA PUJA 2010
DATE
FESTIVAL
14th October 2010
Durga Puja - Saptami
15th October 2010
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
16th October 2010
Durga Puja - Navami
17th October 2010
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2009

DURGA PUJA 2009
DATE
FESTIVAL
25th September 2009
Durga Puja - Saptami
28th September 2009
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
27th September 2009
Durga Puja - Navami
28th September 2009
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

When is Durga Puja in 2008

DURGA PUJA 2008
DATE
FESTIVAL
6th October 2008
Durga Puja - Saptami
7th October 2008
Durga Puja - Mahashtami
8th October 2008
Durga Puja - Navami
9th October 2008
Durga Puja - Vijaya Dasami

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