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Hindu Festivals in Bangladesh

The most popular Hindu festival in Bangladesh is the Durga Puja, which falls mostly during the first fortnight of October and is observed for 5 days. All members of Hindu community in Bangladesh participate in this annual event dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Mother Goddess in Hinduism.

Public Durga Puja Pandals are erected on the occasion and all the rituals strictly followed during the puja. There is fasting, midnight pujas and free donation of food. Women wear special Durga Puja saree on the occasion.

More than 10,000 Durga Puja pandals are erected throughout the country.

Hindu Festivals in Bangladesh

Another important Hindu festival observed in the country is Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

Fasting, special puja for Krishna, devotional singing, satsangs and meetings are part of Janmashtami.

Thousands of people participate in the annual Janmashtami procession. Various episodes from the life of Bhagavan are depicted on the occasion.

Another important festival observed is Kali Puja and Diwali in the month of October or early November.

Shivratri (Feb – March) and Ratha Yatra (July) are the other important festivals observed by the Hindu community in Bangladesh.