Once again we are back into the festive mood and finally its time to note Durga Puja 2017 date. Once again it’s time for new dresses, big pandals, street foods and happy faces. a
We all know Durga puja is one of the biggest festivals in India, especially in Kolkata, West Bengal. But it is celebrated across India and even abroad. It is also known as Durgotsav, Sharodia, and Navratri.
It is the holy occasion to celebrate the win of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. A rejoice for the victory of good over evil, a carnival of happiness and prosperity.
Not only that, Durga Puja celebration has a powerful impact on the economy of the Indian subcontinent.
Durga Puja Mythology:
Durga is a powerful incarnation of “Shakti”. As per Hindu mythology, when Mahisasura, a demon, was powered from the blessings of Lord Shiva. He was creating havoc and started destroying the creations of the universe. To defeat him, a warrior goddess arrived.
At the climax of the war, the shape-changing asura had taken a form of A Buffalo (Mahish). Eventually, after a long fight, mighty Asura was defeated.
Durga Puja also includes worships of Lord Shiva, Ganesha and Kartikeya and Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati.
Sharodia Durga Puja, signifying one of the unique facts of Hinduism that shows gender equality through Shaktism.
Durga Puja 2017 date and time:
This year Durga Puja is a bit earlier. It is going to start on last week of September. Here are the table showing Durga Puja 2017 dates in Kolkata and other places.
|Maha Panchami||25th September 2017||Monday||Sun Rise-5:29am
Sun Set- 5:29pm
|Maha Shasthi||26th September 2017||Tuesday||Sun Rise-5:30am
Sun Set- 5:28pm
|Maha Saptami||27th September 2017||Wednesday||Sun Rise-5:30am
Sun Set- 5:27pm
|Maha Ashtami||28th September 2017||Thursday||Sun Rise-5:30am
Sun Set- 5:26pm
|Maha Nabami||29th September 2017||Friday||Sun Rise-5:31am
Sun Set- 5:25pm
|Dashami||30th September 2017||Saturday||Sun Rise-5:31am
Sun Set- 5:24pm
Here is the detailed Schedule (Nirghanta) for Durga Puja 2017 in Kolkata and New Delhi :
Now as you know the calendar for Sharadotsav, plan properly to enjoy with your friends and family.
Pandal Hopping Plan for Durga Puja 2017 in Kolkata:
Kolkata becomes a cultural extravaganza showcasing various theme-based pandals and Pratima. A grand adda with friends and family is an important part of the celebration. But the most interesting part is Pandal Hopping.
According to us, the best puja pandal in 2016 in Kolkata was –
1. Deshapriya Park – Only for its trivia over thousand hand Durga.
2. Suuchi Sangha – For its unique theme.
3. Bagbazaar Sarbojanin – For its sabeki (traditional) style.
4. Ekdalia Evergreen – For its crowd pulling capacity!
5. Badamtala Ashar Sangha – My personal favorite for its theme and ambiance.
Check Here : Best Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata 2017
Durga Puja 2017 Map:
Will you believe, only North Kolkata celebrates more than 8000 Durga puja pandals! You will be lost (in joy) if you don’t plan according to the routing map.
Plan ahead, plan properly for a safe and sound tour.
Durga puja 2017 route guide maps for Kolkata –Puja guide map of north and central Kolkata Puja guide map of south Kolkata
The Puja fever had cought us also. We will keep you updated about lastest trevia about happening durga puja pandels in kolkata.
Durga Puja 2017 Abroad :
Festivals cannot be restricted by geographical barriers. Though it is mostly celebrated in India and Bangladesh, it is also popular in USA, UK, Germany, Australia, China, and Japan.
Durga puja and Diwali are celebrated as two of the most celebrated festival in India and abroad.
Non-residential Indians, especially Bengali Community arrange grand Durga Puja through out the world. They also order Durga idol from Kumartuli, fabricate huge pandals like film studios and arrange food festival.
Through out the year, we Indians wait for Diwali and Durga Puja. We rejoice it most with our friends and family. We come back to our hometown. Those who can’t, send gifts and greetings to their dear ones. Durga Puja 2017 is not going to be an exception.
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