Durga Puja 2016 Timings

Mahalaya

Saturday, 1st October 2016

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue

St Cedds Hall,
Foster Road
London E13 8BT

Programme

Shri Shri Chandipath by Uday Sankar Das
accompanied by performances from renowned artists:
Anol Chatterjee
Himangshu Goswami
Gouri Choudhury and Group

Maha Sashti

Friday, 7th October 2016

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Maha Saptami

Saturday, 8th October 2016

11:30am to 10:30pm

Pushpanjali

2:00pm-3:00pm

Prasad Bitaran

2:30pm to 9:30pm

Arati 7:00pm

Cultural Programme

From 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Maha Ashtami

Sunday, 9th October 2016

11:30am to 10:30pm

Pushpanjali

2:00pm-3:00pm

Prasad Bitaran

2:30pm to 9:30pm

Arati 7:00pm

Cultural Programme

From 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Maha Navami

Monday, 10th October 2016

11:30am to 10:30pm

Pushpanjali

2:00pm-3:00pm

Prasad Bitaran

2:30pm to 9:30pm

Arati 7:00pm

Cultural Programme

From 8-30 pm to 9:30pm

Maha Dashami

Tuesday, 11th October 2016

Puja 12:30pm

Sindoor khela from 2:00pm


Vijoya Dashami Special Programme 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Venue for Durga Puja

York Hall 5-15 Old Ford Road Bethnal green London E2 9PJ

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Durga puja programme

The story of Durga.

When heaven was conquered by the demon King Mahisharur, the Gods went to the three Great Gods; Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. They pleaded with them, "We have been dispossessed from heaven, from our home!" they said, "how can it be that heaven is filled with malevolent demons. How can such a place even be called heaven?"

On hearing this, the face of Lord Vishnu was flushed with anger and with a brilliant light, flooded forth. Soon, the faces of Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma glowed with the same dazzling luminescence. The gods watched in wonder as great flames radiated in all directions. The fires illuminated all the three worlds: the heaven, the earth and the nether-world with penetrating light.

At a single point, the energy of all the fires coalesced and became Shiva, in the form of a young woman. Her face was from the light of Shiva. Her ten arms were from Lord Vishnu. Her legs were from Lord Brahma. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva thus created Maa Durga.