Durga Puja 2016 calendar in Bengal, Durga Pooja Schedule, Timings in Bengali Calendar

Here is the schedule of Durga Puja 2016, Durga Puja 2016 calendar with timings and muhurats for puja. Durga puja is the most auspicious and the biggest festival celebrated with utmost gusto in Bengal.

Durga Puja 2016 starts on 7 October with Shashti Durga Puja and ends on 11 October with Bijaya dashami Durga Puja.

Originally, Durga Puja begins on Mahalaya Amavasya as Mahalaya Durga Puja (Mahalaya Torpon) and resumes on Shashti Puja with Kalparambho. In other parts of India, Durga Navratri Puja is celebrated for 10 days starting from Ashwin Pratipada.

Here are the details of Shubh Muhurats for Durga Puja 2016 and other information of rituals involved with Durga Puja in Bengal as per Bengali calendar.

Mahalaya Torpon – 30 September 2016

Panchami – 6 October 2016

Durga Puja 2016 calendar or schedule in Bengali calendar

Panchami Durga Puja – 6 October 2016 – Aashin 20, 1423 (Panchami up to 1.51 PM)

Auspicious Time for Bodhon – in the evening

Shashti Durga Puja – 7 October 2016 – Aashin 21, 1423 (Shashti ends at 3.30 PM)

Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Amantran and Adhivas.

Auspicious Time for Bilva Nimantran – 2.54 PM to 3.41 PM

Auspicious Time for Amantran and Adhibas – in the evening

Saptami Durga Puja – 8 October 2016 – Aashin 22, 1423 (Saptami ends at 4.46 PM)

Nabapatrika Puja, Kalabou Puja

Auspicious Time for Nabapatrika Puja – 5.07 AM

Ashtami Durga Puja – 9 October 2016 – Aashin 23, 1423 (Ashtami ends at 5.34 PM)

Durgashtami Puja, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja.

Auspicious Time for Sandhi Puja – 5.10 PM to 5.58 PM

Nabami Durga Puja – 10 October 2016 – Aashin 24, 1423 (Nabami ends at 5.51 PM)

Mahanabami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa

Dashami Durga Puja – 11 October 2016 – Aashin 25, 1423 (Dashami ends at 5.37 PM)

Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Khela

Auspicious Time for Durga Visarjan – 5.35 PM to 7.54 PM

Hindupad thanks to Shri Pratyush Chatterjee of Kolkata for his kind information on Durga Puja 2016 timings and muhurats for Puja.

In 2016, Goddess Durga arrives on elephant and departs on Charanayudha.

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