Durga Puja 2021
Durga Puja is the best example of a Bengali Hindu festival, tradition, and culture. This puja comes in the season of Autumn in either October or November or you can say the Bengali month of Ashwin or Kartik. As per English Calendar, this year the puja will begin on 11th October and will end on 15th October.
2021 Durga Puja Days’ Dates
|Name of the day||Date||Day|
|Mahalaya||6th October 2021||Wednesday|
|Maha Panchami||10th October 2021||Monday|
|Maha Sasthi||11th October 2021||Tuesday|
|Maha Saptami||12th October 2021||Wednesday|
|Maha Ashtami||13th October 2021||Thursday|
|Maha Nabami||14th October 2021||Friday|
|Maha Dashami||15th October 2021||Saturday|
Durga Puja 2021 Bengali Date
As per the Bengali calendar, this year Durga Puja will start on 24th Ashwin 1428 and will end on 28th Ashwin 1428.
বাংলা পঞ্জিকা অনুযায়ী দুর্গাপূজা এই বছর(১৪২৮) শুরু হবে আশ্বিন মাসের 24 তারিখে এবং শেষ হবে আশ্বিন মাসের 28 তারিখে.
|Name of the Day (দিনের নাম)||Bengali Date (বাংলা তারিখ)||Day (বার)|
|Mahalaya (মহালয়া)||19th Ashwin 1428 (১৯ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Budhbar (বুধবার)|
|Maha Panchami (মহাপঞ্চমী)||23rd Ashwin 1428(২৩ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Robibar (রবিবার)|
|Durga Sasthi (দূর্গাষষ্ঠী)||24th Ashwin 1428 (২৪ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Sombar (সোমবার)|
|Maha Saptami(মহাসপ্তমী)||25th Ashwin 1428 (২৫ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Mongolbar (মঙ্গলবার)|
|Mahastami (মহাষ্টমী)||26th Ashwin 1428 (২৬ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Budhbar (বুধবার)|
|Maha Nabami (মহানবমী)||27th Ashwin 1428 (২৭ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Brihaspatibar (বৃহস্পতিবার)|
|Bijaya Dashami(বিজয়াদশমী)||28th Ashwin 1428 (২৮ আশ্বিন ১৪২৮)||Shukrobar (শুক্রবার)|
Know more about Devi Durga, Durga Puja and its rituals.
Who first started Durga Puja?
As per mythology, Shri Ramchandra first conducted this puja to please Devi Durga to get her help to defeat Ravana, the villain of Ramayana. In ancient times, various kings, zamindars and rich families of Bengal started the Durga Puja in their houses. So, you will see some Durga Puja in many places of Bengal that are more than 500 to 600 years old that are continuing till now. But now you can see this Puja in almost every village of Bengal.
The feel before Durga Puja
In the golden sunlight of Autumn, silvery ‘Kashful’ in the field of Bengal and sweet-smelling ‘Shiuli’ indicate that the arrival of maa Durga is not far away. But the Bengali start the countdown of the Puja 3-4 months beforehand. In my opinion, during the countdown of puja, Bengalis get more pleasure than they do during the five days of puja. Actually, there is a different adventure in thinking that puja is coming.
But a festive mood prevails everywhere in Bengal before 1 month of this Puja. And the joy for the puja increases more from the day of Mahalaya. If the mahalaya is not heard in the voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra, the Durga Puja of Bengalis remains incomplete. Though nowadays the story of Goddess Durga is shown on television, the real feel of Mahalaya comes from the voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra.