Durga Puja 2020: When is Shubho Shashthi? Know the auspicious time, significance and full schedule of Sharadiya Navratri and Durga Puja of Goddess Bodhan

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Durga Puja 2020: When is Shubho Shashthi?  Know the auspicious time, significance and full schedule of Sharadiya Navratri and Durga Puja of Goddess BodhanDurga Puja 2020 (Photo Credits: File Image)

Durga Puja 2020: Navratri, the sacred festival of worship and devotion of Maa Durga, is about to begin. Although the celebration of Sharad Navratri and Durga Puja is celebrated with pomp every year, this year Navratri and Durga Puja festival will not be celebrated with pomp because of the outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic. This year, Sharadiya Navratri starts from October 17, which will end on October 25. During Sharadiya Navaratri, people of Bengali community celebrate Durga Puja festival with pomp. During Durga Puja, the main festival begins on Shashthi Tithi and Goddess Bodhan is performed on this day. During the Navratri, special importance of Shashti Tithi is told among the people of Bengali community. This year, Durga Puja festival will start from Thursday 22 October and will end on Monday 26 October.

Best date and its importance

Shashthi Tithi during Navratri is also called Mahashthi, which is falling on 22 October this year. People of Bengali community celebrate this day with great enthusiasm. It is said that on this day Goddess Durga comes to the earth and she is welcomed with Dhaka-Dhol and feast. On this day the face of the idol of Goddess Durga is unveiled. They are welcomed with pomp with Bodhan, invitations and worship. On the day of Bodhan, the face of the goddess is opened between the sound of a drum and the sound of a conch. Also read: Navratri and Durga Puja: What is the difference between Navratri and Durga Puja? Know more about both these festivals from the installation of statues, from rituals to bhog and auspicious time

Durga Puja Calendar

October 21 – Panchami Karthik, bilva invitation, invitation

October 22 – Shashthi, Karthik, Navapatrika Puja, Kolabau Puja

October 23 – Saptami Karthik

October 24 – Ashtami Karthik, Durga Ashtami, Kumari Puja, Sandhya Puja, Mahanavami

October 25 – Navami, Kartik Bengal Mahanavami, Durga Yajna

October 26 – Vijayadashami, Dashmi Kartik, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Sindoor festival, Sindoor played

Navratri 2020 calendar

October 17 – Pratipada, mother Shailputri

October 18 – Dwitiya, Mother Brahmacharini

October 19 – Tritiya, Mother Chandraghanta

October 20 – Chaturthi, Mother Kushmanda

October 21 – Panchami, Mother Skandamata

October 22 – Shashthi, Mother Katyayani

October 23 – Saptami, Mother Kalratri

October 24 – Ashtami, Maa Mahagauri

October 25 – Navami, mother Siddhidatri

October 26 – Dasami, Durga immersion

Also Read: Durga Puja 2020 Virtual Celebration Ideas: From Online Mudra Darshan to Enjoying Pooja Indulgence, Learn 5 Special Ways to Celebrate Sharadiya Navratri at Home

Significantly, this year, amidst the corona crisis, the holy festival of Navratri is being celebrated. However, Dandiya and Garbe are not being organized this year. You must celebrate this festival with your family and friends, but do not forget to use masks and follow social distancing to prevent the spread of corona virus.

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