Durgotsav (Durga Puja)
Durgotsav is a famous Hindu festival when Goddess Durga is worshipped. Durgotsav is also known as Durga Puja. Durgotsav refers to five days of festivities. These are observed as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami.
According to Hindu religious texts Durga Puja, including Chandi Path, begins from the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya. Mahalaya is the most important day of Pitri Poksha, when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors.
The Goddess Durga arrives on Earth on the first day of Devi Paksha, which follows Mahalaya Amavasya. She departs on Durga Visarjan day. The days when she arrives and departs are significant and considered as an omen of coming time.
Shashthi includes Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas
Saptami includes Navpatrika Puja and Kolabou Puja
Ashtami includes Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja and Sandhi Puja
Navami includes Maha Navami Puja, Durga Balidan and Navami Homa
Dashami includes Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami and Sindoor Utsav
BPCSV’s Durgotsav Schedule
2018 (Bangla 1425)
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Shashthi
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Saptami, Ashtami
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Navami, Dashami