Question: When is Durga Puja & Dusshera 2014?
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 2014?
Answer: Below are the dates of Durga Puja and Dusshera or Vijayadashami in 2014:
- Navaratri begins: Thursday, 25-09-2014
- Durga Puja begins (Maha Saptami): Wednesday, 01-10-2014
- Maha Ashtami: Thursday, 02-10-2014
- Maha Navami: Friday, 03-10-2014
- Navaratri ends: Friday, 03-10-2014
- Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra: Friday, 03-10-2014