Durga Puja 2023: Dates, Puja Timings, 5-Day Calendar & More

Durga Puja 2023: Dates, Puja Timings, 5-Day Calendar & More

The Hindu festival of Durga Puja, also known as Durgotsav, is just around the corner. This marks Goddess Durga’s victory over the demon Mahishasura; hence, the goddess Mahishasura is also known as Mardini.

Devotees of Maa Durga are waiting with bated breath for the arrival of the five-day festival. While West Bengal celebrates this festival enthusiastically, other states like Assam, Odisha, Bihar, Tripura, and Jharkhand celebrate Goddess Durga enthusiastically.

These five days are called “Shashthi,” “Maha Saptami,” “Maha Ashtami,” “Maha Navami,” and “Vijayadashami.” The festival begins a week before Maharaja, the arrival of Goddess Durga on earth with her divine power from Kailash Parvat.

Nowadays, sculptors only make Goddess Durga’s eyes and fill them with colors before the special pooja is performed.

If you and your loved ones celebrate Durga Puja, here’s all you need to know about the festival date, puja timings, the five-day calendar, and more.

When is Durga Puja 2023?

Durga Puja celebrations will begin this year with Mahalaya, which falls on October 14. Meanwhile, the five-day celebrations will kickstart about a week later, on October 20, and end on October 24.Durga Puja 2022 Calendar:

Mahalaya – October 14, Saturday

Maha Shashthi – October 20, Friday

Maha Saptami – October 21, Saturday

Maha Ashtami – October 22, Sunday

Maha Navami – October 23, Monday

Durga Ashtami / Vijaya Dashami – October 24, Tuesday

Durga Puja timings and shubh muhurat:

According to Drik Panchang, the Shahthi Tithi shubh muhurat will begin on October 20 at 12:31 am and end on October 20 at 11:24 pm.

Meanwhile, the Saptami tithi will start at 11:24 p.m. on October 20 and end on October 21 at 9:53 p.m.

The Maha Ashtami or Durga Ashtami tithi will start on October 21 at 9:53 p.m. and end on October 22 at 7:58 pm. The Sandhi (Sondhi) Puja muhurat will begin from 7:34 pm to 8:22 pm on October 22.

Lastly, the Maha Navami tithi shubh muhurat will last from October 22, 7:58 pm, till October 23, at 5:44 pm.The Durga Visarjan shubh muhurat will last from 6:27 a.m. to 8:42 a.m. on October 24, according to Drik Panchang.

Meanwhile, the Dashami Tithi will start on October 23 at 5:44 p.m. and end on October 24 at 3:14 p.m. The Shravan Nakshatra will begin on October 22 at 6:44 p.m. and end on October 23 at 5:14 p.m.

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