Kolabou in Durga Puja

Kolabou or Nabo Patrika is an important ritual performed during the Navratri Durga puja in Bengal. It represents the nine forms of the Goddess Durga who is worshipped symbolically through nine varieties of plants. This was actually a ritual performed by the farmers for prosperous harvest, But later on with the increasing popularity of Durga […]

Sindur Khela during Durga Puja

Sindur Khela or Sindoor Khela is the ritual observed on the last day of Navratri Durga Puja. Navratri Puja is held for nine days in which the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on each day and on the tenth day, the festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated and the Goddess is given a grand […]

Nabapatrika 2022, Nabapatrika Puja in Durga Puja

Nabapatrika or Nabopatrika is one of the popular rituals during Durga Pujain Bengal, Orissa, Bangladesh, and Assam. In 2022, Nabapatrika date is 2 October. It is observed on Saptami Durga Puja every year. Nabapatrika Time in 2022 is till 9.25 AM. Nabapatrika or nine plants symbolizing the nine Goddesses of Durga Puja are taken to […]

Kalparambho for Durga Puja: Food offerings, Puja offerings & items list

Kalparambho is one of the important rituals of the Bengalis during Durga Puja in Navratri. Navaratri marks the homecoming of the Goddess Durga from her heavenly abode. It is celebrated with huge enthusiasm all over the country. The Bengalis have a very unique and elaborate ways of worshipping the Goddess. There are different rituals for […]

Durga Navratri Festival in Ancient Times | Navadurga Puja

According to some scriptures, in ancient times, Durga Navratri festival was a special festival for the Kshatriyas. The four-month long monsoon season was a critical time to perform any type of military activity. Hence, the Kshatriyas start their activities for new conquests. Kings worship Navadurga, nine manifestations of the Mother Goddess, before 9 days of […]

30 September 2014 – Kalparambho, Bodhon, Amantran

Today, 30 September 2014 marks the beginning of Durga Puja in Bengal. Also observed as Maha Sashti or Durga Sashti, it is the sixth day of Navratri in other parts of India. Kalparambho Durga Puja, Bodhon, Amantran and Adhibas are the main rituals of first day of Durga Puja. Durga Puja Timings, 30 September 2014 Shashti […]

Durga Puja in Bengal – Durga Pooja Rituals

Durga Puja is one of the most celebrated festivals in Bengal. Durga Pooja starts with Mahalaya traditionally, the first phase of the waxing moon in Aashin maas (Ashwin month). Mahashashti, also known as Durga Puja shashti, is the inauguration day of Durga Puja in Bengal. The main Durga Pooja starts on Maha Saptami. Mahanavami marks the […]