Durga Puja 2014 Timings, Durga Pooja Tithi, Durga Puja Timing

Durga puja is celebrated in the autumn months of September/October. According to the Hindu solar calendar, it falls on the first nine days of the month of Ashvin. Most of the religions follow either a solar calendar or a lunar calendar. For the Hindus, it is a combination of both. The days are counted on the basis of sun rise and sun set. But timings of all religious functions are based on the lunar month. The lunar month is divided into two halves, the full moon phase and the new moon phase.

Accordingly the religious functions of the Hindu Bengalis are scheduled in sync with the timings of the moon’s movement, better known as ‘Tithhi’. The schedule of Durga Puja is also framed on the basis of the ‘Tithhi’. The Devi Paksha or the fortnight in which the Puja falls sets in with the auspicious of the Mahalaya, which falls on the New moon. Mahalaya heralds the homecoming of the Mother Goddess as the tunes of Agamani fill the air.

The four days of Pujas start from the sixth day of the full moon phase that follows the Mahalaya and ends up with the Dashami or the tenth day. Thus Dashami is four days short of the full moon night, called Kojagori Purnima. For, it is on this pious night the Kojagori Laxmi Puja is performed by most of the Bengali households.

Durga Puja 2013 Timings
9th October
Wednesday

(22nd Aashin 1420)
PANCHAMI Sun Rise- 5:34am
Sun Set- 5:14pmPanchami
1.17 am – 11.14pmShuklapakhya
10th October
Thursday

(23rd Aashin 1420)
SHASTHI

“Kalparambho”
within 9.27am
Durga Devi “BODHON” “Amantran” and “Adhibas”
in the evening

Sun Rise- 5:34am
Sun Set- 5:13pmShasthi
From Previous day
11.14pm-That day
9.00pmShuklapakhya
11th October
Friday

(24th Aashin 1420)
SAPTAMI

“Nabo Patrika” “Saptami Puja”
Within 8.29am
Predawn bathing of

“Kola Bow”
Midnight Puja of Devi durga
from 10:59pm to 11:47pm

Sun Rise- 5:34am
Sun Set- 5:12pmSaptami
From Previous day
9.00pm-That day
6.37pmShuklapakhya
12th October
Saturday

(25th Aashin 1420)
ASHTAMI

Ashtami Puja after 7:2am within 9:27am

Birastami Brata within 9:27am

SANDHI PUJA
3.48pm-4.36pm
SACRIFICE- 4.12pm

Sun Rise- 5:35am
Sun Set- 5:11pmAshtami
From Previous day
6.37pm-That day
4.12pmShuklapakhya
13th October
Sunday

(26th Aashin 1420)
NABAMI

Nabami Puja within 9:27am

Sun Rise- 5:35am
Sun Set- 5:10pmNabami
From Previous day
4.12pm-That day
1.50pmShuklapakhya
14th October
Monday

(27th Aashin 1420)
DASHAMI

Dashami puja and Bisharjan Ritual (Immersion)
within 9.27am

Sun Rise- 5:36am
Sun Set- 5:10pmDashami
From Previous day
1.50pm-that day
11.36amShuklapakhya