India — Festivals
Indian Festival of Durga Puja — Vijaya Dasami
Durga Puja, the biggest festival in Bengal starts on September 26 this year. The celebration continues for the next five days culminating with the idol immersion ceremony on Dasami. Vijayadasami marks the end of Durga Puja, and is celebrated as triumph of goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura to help restore Dharma.
On this day the idols of goddess Durga are moved from its place for immersion into the river and she is believed to return to the abode of her husband. After the process of immersion is over, people enjoy delicious dinner and sweets.
Durga Puja (Vijaya Dasami) — September 30, 2017
Durgotsava 2017 — Vijaya Dasami
September 30, 2017 (Ashshin 13, 1424)
- Durga Visarjan, Vijayadasami
- Sindoor Utsav
Vijaya Dasami 2017 — Durga Puja Pandals
Vijaya Dasami 2017 — Durga Puja Treats
Vijaya Dasami 2017 — Debi Boron and Sindur Khela
Vijaya Dasami 2017 — Durga Visarjan
Durga Visarjan (immersion of Durga idols) is done at an appropriate time either during Aparahna time or Pratahkala while Dashami Tithi is prevailing. In most of the years Visarjan Muhurat falls during morning time but if both Shravana Nakshatra and Dashami Tithi prevail during Aparahna together then Aparahna Muhurat is given preference over morning Muhurat.
Durga Visarjan is marked by immersing idols of the Goddess Durga in water. Also called Nimajjan, it is the concluding event in the final day of the Durga Puja.