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 4 October 2019.
Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2019, Mahalaya was on October 4 and the festivities go on till Bisarjan on October 8.
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, 4 October 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:22 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:08
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)11:48 Chandrastama (Moonset)22:53
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – 09:35
Nakshatra Jyeshtha – 12:20
Yoga Saubhagya – 23:55
Karana Garaja – 21:36
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 10:47 – 12:15
Gulika Kalam: 07:51 – 09:19
Yama Gandam: 15:11 – 16:40
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika – 12:20:01
Abhijit: 11:52 – 12:39
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 10:43 – 12:20
Durmuhurthams: 12:39 – 13:26