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Durga Puja date, puja vidhi, historical past

Durga Puja 2021 date: The five-day pageant of Durga Puja is widely known with nice pomp and pageantry throughout India, particularly in West Bengal. It is without doubt one of the largest festivals within the nation, and preparations are in full swing to welcome the goddess to her earthly abode. 
Whereas Durga Puja is especially vital for the Bengali group, many different states resembling Assam, Odisha, Tripura, Bihar and Jharkhand additionally have a good time the pageant. 
The four-day pageant ends with Dussehra that celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the buffalo demon, depicting the triumph of fine over evil.
Whereas the festivities start with Maha Sashthi, the preparations begin a lot earlier — with Mahalaya, the final day of the darkish fortnight (Krishnapaksha) of Ashvin month, in response to the Hindu lunar calendar. Durga is believed to descend on Earth, her ‘paternal residence’, on today yearly.
Devipaksha begins the following day, which marks the primary day of Sharad month, marking the Durga Puja celebrations.    
Durga Puja significance, vidhi  
Whereas puja rituals start with Mahalaya, the primary pageant begins on Maha Sasthi, the sixth day of Devipaksha.
Ghatasthapana is without doubt one of the most important rituals. It marks the start of 9 days of festivity. Indian scriptures have nicely outlined guidelines and tips to carry out ghatasthapana or kalash sthapana throughout a sure time period at the start of Navratri.
Durga Puja 2021: Ghatasthapana is without doubt one of the most important rituals throughout Navratri and Durga Puja. (Picture: Getty/Thinkstock)
The ritual is an invocation of the goddess, and doing it on the mistaken time might invite her wrath. Ghatasthapana is prohibited throughout amavasya and evening time. Essentially the most auspicious time to do it’s first one-third of the day, whereas Pratipada is prevailing. If, on account of some purpose, this time is just not out there, then ghatasthapana will be completed throughout Abhijit muhurta. An important issue to think about is that it’s completed earlier than noon whereas Pratipada is prevailing.
In accordance with Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma had given the demon Mahishasura a boon of invincibility, which meant that no man or god might kill him. Empowered by the boon, Mahishasura is alleged to have chased the gods out of heaven. In accordance with scriptures, it’s after this that each one gods unitedly created Goddess Durga.
Goddess Durga slayed the demon on Dashami, the tenth day of Devipaksha, and therefore the day is widely known as Vijaya Dashami, symbolising the ‘victory’ of fine over evil. It additionally marks the day that Lord Rama has emerged triumphant after defeating Ravana. 
Durga Puja 2021 dates
Mahalaya: October 6, 2021, Wednesday
Maha Sasthi: October 11, 2021, Monday
Maha Saptami: October 12, 2021, Tuesday
Maha Ashtami: October 13, 2021, Wednesday 
Maha Navami: October 14, 2021, Thursday 
Vijaya Dashami: October 15, 2021, Friday (Dussehra)
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