Durga Puja ‑ Bengali Hindu
|Event Name||Durga Puja - Bengali Hindu|
|Start Date||26th Sep 2017 11:59pm|
|End Date||30th Sep 2017 11:59pm|
Durga Puja, "Worship of Durga"), also referred to as Durgotsava, "Festival of Durga" or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabami and Vijayadashami.
The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar and the fortnight corresponding to the festival is called Devi Paksha, "Fortnight of the Goddess". Devi Paksha is preceded by Mahalaya, the last day of the previous fortnight Pitri Paksha, "Fortnight of the Forefathers"), and is ended on Kojagori Lokkhi Puja ("Worship of Goddess Lakshmi on Kojagori Full Moon Night").