Durga Puja, the five-day puja to Goddess Durga, begins with Maha Shashthi Puja in West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, and Bangladesh. The festival begins with Shashthyadi Kalparambha on 11 October 2021.
Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2021, Mahalaya is on October 6 and the festivities go on till Bisarjan on October 15.
Scriptures say this year the goddess will arrive riding on a palanquin and will depart riding on an elephant. Though the consequence of arriving on palanquin is rough weather, the departure on elephant indicates a good harvest.
Nabapatrika Puja, Durga Ashtami Pooja, Sandhi Puja, and Mahanabami Puja, and Bisarjan are the important rituals of Durga Puja.
Panchang, 11 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:19 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:56 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 11:31 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 09:56 PM
Tithi : Shashthi upto 11:50 PM Saptami
Nakshatra : Jyeshtha upto 12:56 PM Mula
Yoga : Saubhagya upto 11:50 AM Shobhana
Karana : Kaulava upto 01:00 PM Taitila upto 11:50 PM Garaja
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Somawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:44 AM to 12:31 PM
Amrit Kalam : 05:26 AM, Oct 12 to 06:56 AM, Oct 12
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:46 AM to 09:14 AM
Yamaganda : 10:41 AM to 12:08 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:35 PM to 03:02 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:31 PM to 01:17 PM 02:50 PM to 03:36 PM
Varjyam : 08:26 PM to 09:56 PM