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Pooja's FAQ

What steps should be taken after scheduling a pooja with a pandit or temple?

After booking a pooja with a pandit or temple, you will receive the pandit's contact number in the booking section. Feel free to reach out to confirm details and discuss any specific requirements.

 


What items or materials do I need to organize for the Pooja Samagri during Pooja?

Feel free to contact the pandit ji for guidance on samagri and other arrangements by making a call.

 


What is Durga Puja?

Durga Puja is a Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, the mother of the universe. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura.


When is Durga Puja celebrated?

Durga Puja usually takes place in September or October, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. It lasts for ten days, with the last four days being the most significant.


What are the key days of Durga Puja?

The main days of Durga Puja are Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Vijaya Dashami. The last four days are collectively known as Durga Puja.


How is Durga Puja celebrated?

Durga Puja is marked by elaborate decorations, artistic idols of Goddess Durga, cultural performances, processions, and feasts. Devotees visit pandals (temporary structures) to witness the idol and participate in various rituals.


What is the significance of Mahalaya in Durga Puja?

Mahalaya marks the beginning of the countdown to Durga Puja. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Durga begins her journey to Earth. It is also a time when people offer prayers to their ancestors.


What are the rituals performed during Durga Puja?

The rituals include the installation of the idol, chanting of hymns and mantras, performing aarti (ceremonial worship), and immersion of the idol on the last day. Anjali (offering flowers) and Sindoor Khela (playing with vermilion) are also common rituals.


Why is Durga Puja significant in West Bengal?

Durga Puja is the most significant and widely celebrated festival in West Bengal, where it is a public holiday. The entire state comes alive with cultural events, processions, and artistic decorations during this time.