Durga Puja is the biggest festival dedicated Mother Durga in Hinduism. This article primarily meant to provide the Durga Puja 2015 dates. 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 2015, Mahalaya is on October 12 (in Bengali Calendars). Durga Puja festivities and rituals begin on the Maha Saptami day.
October 12, 2015 - Shubho Mahalaya
October 19, 2015 – Maha Shashti
October 20, 2015 – Maha Saptami
October 21, 2015 – Maha Ashtami or Mahashtami
October 22, 2015 – Mahanabami or Mahanavami
October 22, 2015 – 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.