Maha Navami : All roads lead to puja pandals

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Kolkata: India is gripped in the religious fervour of ‘Navratri’ for the last eight days. Celebrities as well as common people are soaked in the devotion of Goddess Durga across India.

All roads lead to puja pandals as Maha Navami ritual of Goddess Durga is being performed today.Amid blowing of conch and ‘hulahulis’, Navami ‘homa’ was performed at the puja pandals. The special rituals of 16 offerings or ‘Shodasopachar puja’ were conducted earlier in the morning.

At the shrines across the State, Dashami Puja of Goddess Durga is being conducted.
Devotees are praying the Goddess on the auspicious occasion for good health and prosperity.

Meanwhile, festivities continue in full swing with the Navratri dandiya nights hosted in cities across the State. Devotees observing the nine-day long Navratri are today celebrating ‘kanya pujan’.

The devotees will perform special puja on the last three days of the ‘Navratri’. Muhurat for the special occcassions are given below.

Maha Navami: 29th September, 2017 (Friday)
Navami from Previous day 07:31pm to That day 09:25pm Puja – Navami,
Bengal Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Navami Homa.
Aparahna Balidan Time = 12:37pm to 03:00pm
Navami Homa Time = 05:30am to 05:22pm
Vijaya Dashami: 30th September, 2017 (Saturday)
From Previous day 09:26pm to That day 11:02pm