Today, 30 September 2014 Durga Puja begins in Bengal. Durga Puja is a five-day puja dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It begins with Maha Sashti and ends with Bijoya Dashami.
Kalparambho on Maha Sashti marks the beginning of Puja and with Durga Bisarjan the puja ends.
Apart from Kalparambho, Durga Devi Bodhon, Amantran and Adhibas are the rituals performed on Maha Sashti.
Nabopatrika and Pre dawn bathing of Kalabow are the rituals of Maha Saptami day.
Sandhi Puja and Bali Puja are the important rituals performed on Maha Ashtami (Durga Ashtami).
Here are the dates of Durga Puja 2014…..
30 September 2014, Durga Puja Sashti (Maha Sasthi)
1 October 2014, Durga Puja Saptami (Maha Saptami)
2 October 2014, Durga Puja Ashtami (Maha Ashtami / Durga Ashtami)
3 October 2014, Durga Puja Navami (Mahanavami)
4 October 2014, Durga Puja Dashami (Bijoya Dashami)