Durga Puja 2020 begins with Maha Shashthi Puja

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 22 October 2020.

Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2020, Mahalaya was on September 17 and the festivities go on till Bisarjan on October 26.

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, 22 October 2020

प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, निज आश्विन मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, षष्टी तिथि, पूर्वाषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, सुकर्माण योग, गरज करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:30 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:51
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:02

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – 07:39
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 24:58*
Yoga Sukarman – 26:36*
Karana Garaja – 19:12

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 13:36 – 15:01
Gulika Kalam: 09:20 – 10:46
Yama Gandam: 06:30 – 07:55

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Mahina 2077 (Ashwina Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)

Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)

Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 20:13 – 21:48
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 10:43 – 12:18
Durmuhurthams: 14:50 – 15:35

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