Durga Puja Shopping at OdiKala - Durga Puja 2017 Date & Time

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Durga Puja is one of the biggest festivals in India. It involves the ritual of worship of our Goddess Durga and the triumph of the Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The festival honors the indomitable female force in the form of ‘Shakti’.

durga puja 2017

This day gives everyone a reason to celebrate, it’s an occasion for rejuvenation and reunion and a celebration of our customary culture and customs. While most of the people keep fast for the entire nine to ten days, but the last four days called Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Dashami are celebrated with much jollity and splendor.

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Bomkai Silk Sarees

It is almost a tradition to buy new clothes and enjoy with friends and relatives. To women and girls, Durga puja means draping a saree and worshipping the Goddes Durga wholeheartedly. Every woman wears their best traditional wear mostly sarees on the auspicious day of Ashtami. As Indian women love to wear traditional and designer sarees to show their charm, shopping has become the most important thing to do before Puja. Be it a teenage girl or an aged lady everyone start their shopping at least one month before the puja.

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Here are some useful shopping and dressing tips for women who want to enjoy the best of Durga Puja.

Start your morning rituals with cotton saree with red borders. Sambalpuri Cotton, Bomkai Cotton Sarees are light and come in bright colors which will give you a vibrant look. These Sarees are handloom sarees which are made up of fine cotton fabric. For the traditional look, you can also choose off-white colored Sambalpuri Silk & Bomkai Silk Sarees as they add a classy look.

As Durga Puja is one of the biggest traditional festivals, silk sarees are most liked by Indian women in this occasion because of their wide range of varieties and unmatched glamour. Most ladies choose traditional silk sarees like Pure Sambalpuri silk, Bomkai silk, Khandua silk sarees. But those who like to experiment with new sarees they can choose Bapta sarees which are made up of the combination of silk and cotton which give a unique texture to the saree.

Idols and Pandals

durga puja pandal, durga puja pandal kolkata, west bengal

In earlier days, Durga Puja was celebrated privately within the families but now it has turned into a community festival and is celebrated at Puja pandals. Huge Pandals get decorated with beautiful and colorful lights as well as awe-inspiring idols of Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Kartik, Lord Ganesha and the evil Mahisasura get placed in the Pandals for worshiping and honoring by the visitors.

Kolkata streets decorated with the longest alpana

Kolkata streets decorated with the longest alpana

Date & Time

Mahalaya (Durgapuja Mahalaya ) - 19th September, 2017


Durga Puja Day One - 26th September 2017 (Tuesday)

Puja - Shashthi, Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Amantran and Adhivas

 

Durga Puja Day Two- 27th September 2017 (Wednesday)

Puja - Saptami, Navpatrika Puja, Kolabou Puja

 

Durga Puja Day Three - 28th September 2017 (Thursday)
Puja - Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja

 

Durga Puja Day Four -29th September 2017 (Friday)
Puja - Navami, Bengal Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa

 

Durga Puja Day Five - 30th September 2017 (Saturday)
Puja - Dashami, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor Utsav

 

Durgapuja 2017 Mahalaya, Panchami to Bijaya Dashami Date

Name of Events

Day of Events

Date of Events

Mahalaya 2017 Date

Tuesday

19 September 2017

Maha Panchami 2017 Date

Monday

25 September 2017

Maha Sasthi 2017 Date

Tuesday

26 September 2017

Maha Saptami 2017 Date

Wednesday

27 September 2017

Maha Ashtami 2017 Date

Thursday

28 September 2017

Maha Nabami 2017 Date

Friday

29 September 2017

Bijaya Dashami 2017 Date

Saturday

30 September 2017

 

The festival is the most awaited occasion for everyone as not only the pandals, but the entire country gets sparkled and decorated with colorful lights and fragrance of joy. Schools, colleges, and offices remain closed during the last two days and even more in some parts of India, during Durga Puja. Thus, this is how the festival will continue to amuse people for years to come.


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