Question: When is Durga Puja & Dusshera 2013?
Every year in September or October, Hindus observe ten days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts and feasts in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. These holidays and festivals include Navaratri, Durga Puja and Dusshera or Vijayadashami, which are celebrated in various ways across Indian and abroad. What are the dates of these auspicious occasions in 2013?
Answer: Below are the dates of Durga Puja and Dusshera or Vijayadashami in 2013:
- Navaratri begins: Saturday, 05-10-2013
- Durga Puja begins (Maha Saptami): Friday, 11-10-2013
- Maha Ashtami: Saturday, 12-10-2013
- Maha Navami: Sunday, 13-10-2013
- Navaratri ends: Sunday, 13-10-2013
- Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra: Monday, 14-10-2013