Durga Puja 2018 Timings

Maha Sashti

Monday 15th October 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Maha Saptami

Tuesday 16th October 2018

12:00pm – 10:30pm

Maha Ashtami

Wednesday 17th October 2018

12:00pm – 10:30pm

Maha Navami

Thursday 18th October 2018

12:00pm – 10.30pm

Maha Dashami and Sindoor Khela

Friday 19th October 2018

12:00pm - 10:30pm

Shidur Khela - 3:00pm
Dashami Dhamail 4:00pm

Daily Programme

Pushpanjali: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Prasad Bitaran: 3:30pm – 9:30pm
Sandhya Arati: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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.