Sindur Khela during Durga Puja

Sindur Khela or Sindoor Khela is the ritual observed on the last day of Navratri Durga Puja. The Navratri Puja is held for nine days in which the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on each day and on the tenth day, the festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated and the Goddess is given a […]

Durga Visarjan 2016: Durga idol Bisarjan after Durga Puja 2016

Durga Visarjan

Durga Visarjan (immersion / Nimajjan) is the concluding event in Durga Navratri puja or Durga Puja. In 2016, Durga Visarjan date is October 11th. Ganerally, Durga immersion is performed on Vijaya Dashami day. But nowadays to prolong the festivities, the Durga immersion is also getting prolonged. In some areas, Visarjan is observed on October 12, […]

RK Math Durga Puja 2016, Hyderabad

RK Math is one of the popular and prestigious matha to host Durga Puja in a grand way. This year, Durga Puja begins on October 7 with Chandi Puja and ends on October 11 with Durga Nimajjanam. Ramakrishna Matham , located in Domalguda, Hyderabad will be hosting Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja on Sharad Purnima. Here is […]

Durga Puja at Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam

Durga Puja celebrations at Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati in Assam begins on Pitru Paksha Ekadasi (26 September 2016) with Pashekia Puja. As per the temple legends, Kamakhya leaves Kailash on Indira Ekadasi for Devi Paksha which begins on Ashwin Pratipada (1 October 2016). Prior to Navratri Durga Puja celebrations, Kamakhya temple is cleaned and decorated with […]

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 […]

Kalparambho for Durga Puja: Food offerings, Puja offerings & items list

Kalparambho is one of the important rituals of the Bengalis during Durga Puja in Navratri. Navaratri marks the homecoming of the Goddess Durga from her heavenly abode. It is celebrated with huge enthusiasm all over the country. The Bengalis have a very unique and elaborate ways of worshipping the Goddess. There are different rituals for […]

Kanya Puja 2017, Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2017, Kanya Puja date is September 28. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (September 28) or on Mahanavami (September 29). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is April 4 / April 5, 2017. Kanya or Kumari Puja […]

Vijayadashami 2016 date, October 10 or 11 October ?

Durga Devi

Vijayadashami 2016 date is October 10 or 11 October? Read on this article to confirm the date of Vijayadashami in 2016.. This year, Vijayadashami should be celebrated on October 11, Tuesday and should avoid celebrating it on 10th, Monday. Why Vijayadashami date is 11 October? According to the ‘Dharma Sindhu’, one of the standard scriptures for Hindu […]

Maha Saptami 2016

Maha Saptami, Durga Saptami, is the seventh day of Navratri and second day of Durga Puja in Bengal. In 2016, Maha Saptami date is October 8. Mahagauri Maa is worshipped as part of Navadurga Puja on this year’s Saptami Navratri Puja. Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi Puja is performed in Navadevi Alankarams procedure in South Indian Temples, […]

Significance of Navaratri Alankarams of Durga Mata

Navaratri Navadurga Navadevi

What is the Significance of Navaratri Alankarams of Durga Mata? Why Goddess Durga worshipped in nine different forms on each day of Navaratri? A quote cited by Devi in Sri Devi Mahatmyam says “Ekaivaaham jagatyatra dviteeya kaa mamaaparaa” (I am the only eternal power in the world and none else the second). Therefore all these different […]