Durga Puja Kolkata

Usha Biswal Rout

03, Oct 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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Start Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018                     End Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Venue: Kolkata
Related to: West Bengal Travel Guide

About Durga Puja : The real identity of India lies in the local traditions which are rejoiced with great enthusiasm by the citizens. Among many Indian festivals one is Durga Puja also referred to as Akaal Bodhan is a cultural festival in the country. It is the most popular event of Bengal region celebrated in the month of Kartik. The event mainly symbolizes victory of Goddess Durga over evil Mahishasura and involves worship of Goddess Durga. Many religious festivals in India are celebrated in the name of God that forms an easy platform connecting soul with divine.

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In 2018, Durga Puja celebration dates are October 15-19.
In 2017, Durga Puja celebration dates were September 26-30.
In 2016, Durga Puja celebration dates were October 7-11.

2018 Durga Puja Days: 26th September: Shashthi, Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon Amantran and Adhivas.
16th October: Saptami, Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja.
17th October: Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja.
18th October: Navami, Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa.
19th October: Dashami, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav.

Durga Puja is a prominent example of such platform in Hindu religion. It’s a six days event namely Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. Chanting of mantras in Sanskrit matching up to the beats of dhak is thoroughly soothing to the ears. The ambience around becomes extremely pleasing with the smell of incense sticks accompanied with singing of Durga Slokas. 

Durga Puja also involves worship of Lord Shiva, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya as well. At the end of event the deity of Durga is immersed in ocean, river or lake. Being the most popular event in India Durga Puja is celebrated annually in different states in various ways. In most states it’s a declared 3 days holiday whereas other places enjoy a five days festive break. 

Durga Puja is mainly famous in West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. Durga Puja or Durgotsav is a part of many famous events in India which grabs attention of tourists worldwide. The festivity aura is full of vibrancy which is not only confined to chanting but a lot more for admirers. Nowadays, artistically decorated pandals have come into being which contain deities of Goddess Durga with evil Mahishasura lying at the feet. Tourists can take pleasure of visiting different pandals and hop over delicious cuisines in stalls in this cultural festival.  

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