DURGA PUJA 2022 DATE | 11 consecutive days holiday declared for Durga Puja

DURGA PUJA 2022 DATE : In 2022, the state government announced a long holiday of 11 consecutive days on Durga Puja for government employees. Puja holiday starts from 30th September Panchami day. There will also be a holiday on October 1st. Closed from October 2 to October 5 due to public holidays.

Apart from this, a holiday has been given from October 6 to 8. The state government has declared a holiday on October 9 and 10 on the occasion of Lakshmi Puja. 2nd 9th of October falls on Sunday.


Durga Puja is celebrated on the last day of Dashami .The festival begins on Shasthi and ends on Dashami when the idol of Maa Durga is immerged into the rivers or any other water bodies for showing her respect and devotion.

  • Durga Puja 2022 – This year, the festival will be celebrated from 1st October to 5th October .
  • Mahalaya 2022 – It will be celebrated on 14th of October in 2022. This is also one of an important dates of Durga Puja when people invite Goddess Durga on the Earth and on her idol, eye are drawn.

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The celebration of the Durga Puja festival occurs during five consecutive days that includes “Saptami”, “Shasthi”, “Ashtami”, “Navami” and “Dashami”.

Shasthi – 1st of October 2022

On this day, it is belived that Goddess Durga descends on the earth with her four children including Ganesha, Kartikeya, Lakshami and Saraswati. And, overwhelmingly on this day, the beautiful idols of Maa Dura are opened for people to look through.

Saptami – 2nd of October 2022

On this day, Goddess Durga idol is said to have invoked with life by the ritual of Pran Pratisthan. A Banana tree is made to get dressed in a sari and bathed in a river like a newly wedded bride and the thi process is called as “Kola Bou”. This is used to transport the energy of Goddess Durga.

Ashtami – 3rd of October 2022

On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped as a young and virgin girl in a ritual called as Kumari Puja. Sandhi Puja is performed in the evening to worship the Chamunda form of Goddess Durga who is supposed to have slayed buffalo demon Mahisasur. The Puja on this day generally takes place at the time when the killing of Mahisasur took place.

Navami – 4th of October 2022

This is the last day of the festival when a Maha Aarati is organized to mark the conclusion of the festival. Everyone wears new clothes and gets revelled in the festival celebration to the fullest.

Dashami – 5th October 2022

On this day the idols of Maa 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 2022 Calendar

When is Durga Puja in 2022

1st of October 2022
Durga Puja – Shashthi
2nd of October 2022
Durga Puja – Saptami
3rd of October 2022
Durga Puja – Ashtami
4th of October 2022
Durga Puja – Navami
5th of October 2022
Durga Puja – Dashami

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