This year, Durga Puja will start on October 1 and end on Vijayadashami, which falls on the 5th. All the date’s shubh muhurats and celebrations are known.
The five-day annual festivities of Durga Puja 2022 honoring Maa Durga and celebrating her victory over the demon king Mahishasura begin today – which is why the Goddess is also known as Mahishasura Mardini. This auspicious celebration is a significant part of the Hindu community and the biggest festival in West Bengal. This year, Durga Puja will be celebrated from October 1st until October 5th. Durga Puja is celebrated on the 6th day of the 10-day festival. Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Dashami come after the 5th days.
Durga Puja 2022: Significance
The Hindu lunar calendar dictates that Mahalaya, the final day of the dark fortnight (Krishna paksha) of Ashvin month, marks the beginning of the festivities while Maha Shashti marks the beginning of preparations. It is believed that the Goddess travels to her “paternal home” on Earth during this festival along with her children Lord Ganesh, Lord Kartik, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Sarasw
Durga Puja 2022: Date
The festivities for Durga Puja begin on Saturday, October 1 (Maha Shasthi) and continue until Wednesday, October 5 (Vijayadashami). The celebrations begin in full force on the occasion of Maha Shashti. The Maa Durga idol is unveiled to visitors at the pandals, which are decorated magnificently, with ‘dhaak’ drums beaten to add to a festive atmosphere.
Durga Puja 2022: Muhurat (Timings)
The Shashthi Tithi on the first day of Durga Puja will begin on September 30 at 10:34 pm and end on October 1 at 8:46 pm. Additionally, the Bilva Nimantran tithi will last from 3:45 pm to 6:07 pm on Saturday, October 1
Durga Puja 2022: Importance
The fight between Maa Durga and Mahishasura lasted ten days. Goddess Durga’s victory over the demon king is celebrated on the tenth day, Vijaya Dashami, signifying the triumph of good over evil.
People fast in the morning and feast at night during Durga Puja, which is also a cultural extravaganza. There are also special events such as ‘bhog’, dance, music, recitation, and arts. During these festivities, people dress up and look their best.