Durga Puja 2011 calendar Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/durga-puja-2011-calendar/1/152693.html

27 Sep

Durga Pujaor Durgotsava is an annualHindu festivalin South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.

It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Bijoya Dashami.

The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar and the fortnight corresponding to the festival is called Devi Paksha.

It is widely celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, Orissa and Tripura and with a five-day annual holiday. In West Bengal and Tripura it is the biggest festival of the year.

Time schedule to perform puja

1st October – Saturday – (13th Aashin 1418) -PANCHAMI  From that day – 7.52 am-Next day
5.45am

2nd October – Sunday – (14th Aashin 1418) – SHASHTI – “Kalparambho” within 9.28am
Durga Devi “BODHON” “Amantran” and “Adhibas”  in the evening  From that day 5.46am-Next day 3.54am

3rd October – Monday – (15th Aashin 1418)- SAPTAMI – “Nabo Patrika” Within 9.28am Predawn bathing of “Kola Bow”  From that day 3.55am-Next day 2.22am

4th October – Tuesday – (16th Aashin 1418)  ASHTAMI SANDHI PUJA 12.51am-1.39am SACRIFICE- 1.15am  From that day 2.23am-Next day 1.15am

5th October – Wednesday – (17th Aashin 1418) NABAMI  From that day 1.16am-Next day 12.35a m

6th October – Thursday (18th Aashin 1418) DASHAMI (Immersion) within 9.27am  From that day 12.36am-Next day 12.23am

Text messages

Let’s celebrate Durga Puja by sending text messages to our friends and relatives.

A few samples are given below:

May this Durga Puja bring joy, health and wealth to you. May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones’ lives.

May the divine blessings of the Goddess Durga be with you on this Durga Puja.

May Maa Durga empower you and your family with her 9 swaroopa of name, fame, health, wealth, happiness, humanity, education, bhakti and shakti.Happy Durga Puja.

Hope this festival brings your way bright sparkles of contentment that stay with you through the days ahead. Best wishes for Durga Puja.

May this festival light the lamp of happiness, prosperity and knowledge. Happy Durga Puja.

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