Durga Puja 2013 - Dates of Durga Ashtami, Bijoya Dashami - Mahalaya Amavasya, Sri Durga Pooja Date

Durga Puja is celebrated from October 10, 2013 (Thursday) to October 14, 2013 (Monday). Durgashtami is on October 12, 2013 (Saturday).

Sri Durga Puja Dates:

October 4, 2013 (Friday) - Mahalaya Amavasya
October 10, 2013 (Thursday) - Maha Sashti (Shashti). 
October 11, 2013 (Friday) - Maha Saptami. 
October 12, 2013 (Saturday) - Maha Ashtami. (Durgastami)
October 13, 2013 (Sunday) - Maha Navami. 
October 14, 2013 (Monday) - Vijayadasami (BijoyaDasami)

Sri Durga Pooja in West Bengal:

In West Bengal, 
Durga pandal can be seen at many places. The process of making pandals and idols of Goddess Durga starts much in advance. 

The Festival starts on Shasthi when Goddess Durga is welcomed to house. Durga puja is celebrated grandly on Mahalaya, Shasthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabomi and BijoyaDashami. 

During these days schools, colleges and government institutions will be declared holiday. People will decorate their houses, buy new clothes, play musical instruments. Chandi Parayan, Pushpanjali, Aarti will be done with great devotion to Goddess Durga.

The function ends with immersion of Goddess Durga idol in rivers, lakes and seas on Dashami. In rest of the country Navratri is celebrated from October 5, 2013 (Saturday) to October 13 2013 (Sunday).

Next Year Durga Puja: In 2014, Durga Puja is from September 29 to October 3, 2014
- Maha Shasti - Sep 29, 2014 (Monday); Maha Saptami - Sep 30th; Maha Ashtami - October 1, 2014 (Wednesday); Maha Navami - Oct 2nd; Vijayadasami - Oct 3rd

Tags: Mahaashtami - Mahalya - Schedule

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