The Bengalis give the dazzling blue sky, the little clouds drifting over it, the calming aroma of Shiuli, and the sporadically blowing mild wind great significance when fall approaches.
The five days of Durga Puja are Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Vijayadashami.
Holidays that every Bengali waits for.
The most important Hindu holiday is Durga Puja. Bengali people have yearly celebrations to honour the goddess Durga and her offspring's brief visit.
For more than five days, Bengalis will celebrate Durga Puja in 2022. For the celebration, almost all Bengalis dress in colourful, traditional attire. It's that time of year when everyone dons their best religious garb and prepares to offer prayers in the form of Anjali. There are several designated muharats where people can offer prayers to God.
It's a widespread myth that Devi enters and exits a car that predicts people's lives for the following year. Numerous variations exist, each having a unique significance, such as Palki, boat, horse, elephant, etc. For instance, the arrival by boat indicates natural favours like a bountiful crop, whereas the departure on a horse represents devastation. Talk to Astrologer
What is the significance of Mahalaya?
The mood for Durga Puja is established by Mahalaya Mahishasuramardini, a two-hour radio chat show that has become popular with society since the 1950s. Although it was first televised live, later broadcasts began to include a taped version.
Bengalis often get up around four in the morning on Mahalaya Day to listen to Birendra Krishna Bhadra and Pankaj Kumar Mullick's mesmerising hymns from the Devi Mahatmyam on All India Radio. Many people pray to their ancestors at the Tarpan rite on this day along the city's riverbanks.
Dates and importance of Durga Puja in 2022.
Shasthi - 14th Ashwin 1429, Durga Puja ("Kalparambho"), Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Late at night, "BODHON," "Amantran," and "Adhibas" Durga are worshipped.
Durga Puja ("Kalparambho"), Shasthi - 14th Ashwin 1429, Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Late at night, devotees’ worship "BODHON," "Amantran," and "Adhibas" Durga.
Goddess Durga with her four children, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya, and Ganesh, arrive at the Hindu festival of Shasthi. The handmade, colourful goddess statues that stand in the festival's centre are revealed today.
15th Ashwin 1429, Muharat Saptami: Durga Puja (October 2, 2022 – Sunday)
Between 9:29 am and Midnight (11:03 pm-11:51 pm), they celebrate Durga Devi's "Nabo Patrika," "Kola Bou" bathing, and "Saptami Puja" during Durga Puja. The Kola Bou bath, also known as the banana bride bath, is the morning ritual in which a banana tree known as "Kola Bou" is submerged in a river. To symbolize her upcoming wedding, devotees undertake rituals before sunrise while dressed in saris. The energy of the deity is carried by this tree. Chat with Astrologer
Durga Puja, Ashtami, 16th day of the year 1429 (October 3, 2022 – Monday)
Ashtami Puja during the hours of 7:01 and 8:29 to 9:29.
Bolidan: 4:00 p.m. or later; Sandhi Puja: 3:36–4:24 p.m.
Between 7:01 am and 8:30 am–9:29 am, the 17th Ashwin 1429 (Navami) Nabami Puja will be held (October 4, 2022 – Tuesday).
A maha aarti marks the completion of the prayers and rituals on the last day of devotion or Navami. On this day, worshippers honour Goddess Durga, also known as Mahishasuramardini, the Annihilator of the Buffalo Demon. The popular belief is that Mahishasura, a buffalo demon, was vanquished by Goddess Durga. Everyone wears their most lavish apparel and is dressed to the nines. Cooking is done to prepare the goddess' favourite dish, which is then served to the worshippers.
The 18th day of Ashwin of Dashmi 1429 (October 5, 2022 – Wednesday)
The Dashami and Bisharjan puja will begin at 8:30 am.
What should you do during Durga Puja 2022?
The idols are brought for immersion when Goddess Durga is about to depart for her parents' house in Dashami. Married ladies rub themselves with crimson vermillion powder as a form of adoration for the goddess (this powder denotes the status of marriage, fertility and bearing of children). Following the immersion, people visit their family and friends to wish them well. To commemorate the day, people like splitting pricey dinners and desserts. Astrology Advice, The dress for the day is traditional and formal.
Hindus want to give each other new outfits at Durga Puja, especially in West Bengal. They attend the pandals erected across the city every evening while dressed exquisitely.
Despite being a Hindu holiday, religion doesn't take much precedence throughout these five days. Durga Puja, especially in Bengal, is a celebration that invites participation and unrestrained joy from people of various backgrounds and religions.