Durga Pujo also called as Durgotsava is a ten-day festival of worshipping Goddess Durga in India. It is held mainly in the months of September or October. This year, it is going to begin from October 22. Though the festival is celebrated in every Hindu family, it is popular in States of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura, Assam, and Odisha.
Apart from the celebrations at home, the festival is widely known for the puja pandals. Puja Pandals are shelters made of tents and bamboo sticks, erected at various places in the city or town where small to life-size idols of Goddess Durga are installed and worshipped. Every year during this festival, the cities and towns are bustling with crowd of people who come together at the pandals to see the decorated idols.
Public procession, family visits, feasts, revelry and art performance add light to this festival. In places like West Bengal, the pandals organise cultural festivals and mass celebration of rituals like Anjali and Sindur Kela also. Moreover, the idol immersion of the idols set up in the pandals is also religiously celebrated in some states like West Bengal.
|Name of the Day||Day||Date|
|Mahalaya||Tuesday||15/17 September 2020|
|Maha Panchami||Wednesday||21 October 2020|
|Maha Sashti||Thursday||22 October 2020|
|Maha Saptami||Friday||23 October 2020|
|Maha Ashtami||Saturday||24 October 2020|
|Maha Navami||Sunday||25 October 2020|
|Vijaya Dashami||Monday||26 October 2020|