Basanti Puja 2017, Basanti Pooja in Bengal

Basanti Puja or Basant Navratri Durga Pooja is observed during Basant Navratri mainly in Bengal. Basant Navratri is the nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga and in Bengal it is observed for last 3-5 days of Navratri. In 2017, Basanti Puja starts on April 3 and ends on April 5. In some areas, this festival is […]

Chaitra Navratri 2017, Chait Navratras 2017 dates

Chaitra Navratri, Chait Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Navratri 2017 dates during Chaitra month in March / April 2017 are – from March 28 to April 5. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month. The first […]

Ashokastami 2017 | Ashokashtami during Basant Navratri

Ashokastami or Ashok Ashtami festival is observed on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami day on which Durgashtami is also observed during Basant Navratri. In 2017, Ashokastami date is April 4. This festival is mainly celebrated in Orissa, Bengal, Tripura and some other parts of Eastern India. Ashokastami festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety and much pomp in […]

Annapurna Puja 2016

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Annapurna Puja is observed during Chaitra Navratri or Basant Navratri especially in West Bengal.  Goddess Annapurna is known as the deity of food and nutrition in Hinduism. In 2016, Annapurna Puja date is April 14. The pooja date falls during Chait Navaratri as per traditional Bengali calendar. Chait Navratri Durga Puja is popularly known as […]

Vasant Durga Puja, Basanti Pooja during Chaitra Navratri

Mata Basanti Puja, or Vasant Durga Puja, is observed during Chaitra Navratri festival. According to the ancient Hindu scriptures and sacred texts, worship of Goddess Durga or Durga Pooja was significantly performed during the Vasant rithu (Basant rithu) or Spring Season. It is believed that Lord Shri Rama changed the periof of Durga Devi Puja […]

Vasant Navratri, Basant Navratri, Navratras in Vasant Rithu

Vasant Navratri or Basant Navratri, also popular as Chaitra Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Vasant Navratri 2013 dates are: from April 11 to April 20. Vasant Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month. The first day of […]

Ashokashtami – Ashok Astami during Chaitra Navratri at Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar

Ashokashtami is one of the major festivals celebrated in Orissa during Chaitra month. Ashok ashtami is observed on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami, the eighth day in shukla paksha of Chaitra month. In 2013, Ashokashtami date is April 18. This festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety in Bhubaneswar Lingaraj Temple. On this day, Rathotsavam (procession on chariot) […]