Durga Puja, major festival of Hinduism, traditionally held for 10 days in the month of Ashvina (14 October-24 Oct), the seventh month of the Hindu calendar, and particularly celebrated in Bengal, Assam, Odisha and other Indian states. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins on the same day as Navratri, a nine-night festival in many northern and western states that more broadly celebrates the divine feminine (shakti).
  • Mahalaya Saturday 14 October 2023
  • Maha Panchami Thursday 19 October 2023
  • Maha Sashti Friday 20 October 2023
  • Maha Saptami Saturday 21 October 2023
  • Maha Ashtami Sunday 22 October 2023
  • Maha Navami Monday 23 October 2023
  • Vijaya Dashami Tuesday 24 October 2023