Durga Puja 2016 Dates - Durga Puja Calendar in 2016 with Time




Durga Puja is the biggest festival dedicated Mother Durga in Hinduism. This article primarily meant to provide the Durga Puja 2016 dates. Durga Puja Dates in USA in 2016  is given separately below. The Durga Puja traditionally begins on the Mahalaya in Ashwin month, a day when Chandi Stotram is recited as an invitation for Goddess Durga to descend to earth. In 2016, Mahalaya is on October 12 (in Bengali Calendars). Durga Puja festivities and rituals begin on the Maha Saptami day.

Durga Puja 2016 dates in India

September 30, 2016 - Shubho Mahalaya
October 7, 2016 – Maha Sashti
October 8, 2016 – Maha Saptami
October 9, 2016 – Maha Ashtami or Mahashtami 
October 10, 2016 – Mahanabami or Mahanavami 
October 11, 2016 – Vijaya Dasami or Vijayadashami

On the Shashti day, Kalash is prepared and it is kept in the house and with it begins rituals and celebrations.
Mahalaya is also the day when Shradh is offered to the departed souls.

Durga Puja 2016 Dates in USA

September 30, 2016 - Shubho Mahalaya
October 7, 2016 – Maha Shashti
October 8, 2016 – Maha Saptami
October 9, 2016 – Maha Ashtami or Mahashtami 
October 9, 2016 – Mahanabami or Mahanavami 
October 10, 2016 – Vijaya Dasami or Vijayadashami

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