Durga Puja 2018
Durga Puja 2018 In India Durga puja is largest and popular festival. It is celebrated all over India. Durga puja all dates and times schedule and calendar also available in this article. Please read this wonderful Durga puja 2018 articles and share with friends and family.
Durga Puja 2018
Durga Puja Calendar
|Mahalaya 2018||Tuesday||9 October 2018|
|Maha Panchami 2018||Sunday||14 October 2018|
|Maha Sasthi 2018||Monday||15 October 2018|
|Maha Saptami 2018||Tuesday||16 October 2018|
|Maha Ashtami 2018||Wednesday||17 October 2018|
|Maha Nabami 2018||Thursday||18 October 2018|
|Bijaya Dashami 2018||Friday||19 October 2018|
Key days during Durga Puja
The rituals of Durga Puja last ten days with the start and the last five days being special festivals that are reflected in public holidays in some states in India.
Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Puja festival. Read more about Diwali Quotes
On the seventh day (Saptami) of Durga Puja, the goddess started her epic battle against Mahishasura. In 2018 Saptami of Durga Puja is celebrated on in .
This is the eighth day of Durga Puja celebrations when the weapons used by Durga are worshipped. Read more about Diwali Wishes in Hindi
Also known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav, Vijaya Dashami commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the Mahisasura. Statutes of Durga are paraded through the streets, then immersed in water. In 2018 Vijaya Dashami is celebrated on in . In , this day is celebrated as Durga Puja on October 19th.
Durga Puja Dates 2018
When is Durga Puja 2018 – DurgoUtsav 2018 Dates, Laksmi Puja 2018 or Laxmi Puja 2018, Kali Puja or Diwali 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 and Navaratri 2018.
- October 9, 2018 – Navaratri begin (Tuesday)
- October 14, 2018 – Maha Panchami (Sunday)
- October 15, 2018 – Maha Shasthi (Monday)
- October 16, 2018 – Maha Saptami or Mahasaptami (Tuesday)
- October 17, 2018 – Maha Ashtami or Mahaashtami (Wednesday)
- October 18, 2018 – Mahanabami or Mahanavami (Thursday)
- October 19, 2018 – Vijaya Dasami or Vijayadashami or Dashera (Friday)
- October 24, 2018 – Laxmipuja or Laxmi Puja or Laksmipuja or Laksmi Puja (Wednesday)
November 7, 2018 – Diwali or Kalipuja or Kali Puja (Wednesday)
History of Durga Puja
According to mythology, Lord Rama was the first to have worshipped the ‘Mahishasura Mardini’. Maa Durga was the slayer of the buffalo-demon, and by offering 108 blue lotuses and lighting 108 lamps, at this time of the year, the Lord invoked the blessing of Shakti.
The first grand worship of Goddess Durga in recorded history is said to have been celebrated in the late 1500s. Folklores say the landlords or zamindar of Dinajpur and Malda initiated the first Durga Puja in Bengal. The origin of the community puja followed soon after. Individual communities collect contributions from local residents to conduct the Durga Puja Festivities.
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