Durga Puja Sashti

Durga Puja Sashti, or Sasthi, is observed on the sixth after new moon in the Bengali month Aashin. In 2013, the date of Durga Puja Sashti is October 10. Goddess Durga is welcomed on Sashti day to Puja pandals and households. The important

ritual on the day includes unveiling the face of Durga Idol and Kalparambho. Bodhon, Amontron and Adibas are some of the main rituals on Sashti day.


Kalparambho is the beginning of Pujas. Bodhon is the consecration (invocation) of Goddess Durga Idol. Amontron is inviting the Goddess and Adibas sanctifying the stay of Goddess in the pandal of puja arena.

Durga Puja is mainly a community puja and therefore majority of the rituals associated with it are performed by a group of elderly people or by priests.