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 […]

Maha Sashti 2015

Maha Sashti, Durga Sashti, is the sixth day of Navratri. It marks the beginning of Durga Puja in Bengal. In 2015, Maha Sashti date is October 19. On Maha Sashti, Durga idol is brought to pandals from the place of idol preparation in Bengal and some other Eastern parts of India where Durga Puja is […]

Durga Puja 2014 begins

Goddess Durga

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 […]