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 1 October 2022.
Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2022, Mahalaya is on September 25 and the festivities go on till Bisarjan on October 5.
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, 1 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:02 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:58 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 11:10 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 10:00 PM
Tithi : Shashthi upto 08:46 PMSaptami
Nakshatra : Jyeshta Maas upto 03:11 AM, Oct 02Mula
Karana : Kaulava upto 09:42 AMTaitila upto 08:46 PMGaraja
Yoga : Ayushmana upto 07:59 PMSaubhagya
Weekday : Shaniwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta; Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:36 AM to 12:24 PM
Amrita Kalam : 06:48 PM to 08:20 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:30 AM
Yamaganda : 01:29 PM to 02:59 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:02 AM to 07:31 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:02 AM to 06:49 AM 06:49 AM to 07:37 AM
Varjyam : 09:39 AM to 11:11 AM