About Us

‘Durgotsab’ festival is one of the biggest celebration in India enjoyed by every people of diversified groups, societies and is a leading example of communal harmony and culture. The festival associates with worshipping goddess of power - ‘Durga’. It is also an enormous representation of Indian heritage, arts and culture.

Our Mission

Spread the festival essence to all communities, not confining to a limited group who only knows and cultivates the festival, but to let others understand, feel and enjoy the event.

Our Plan

Unite and bring people together and give them opportunity to take part and celebrate this very special and popular event of India by following all the rituals.

Our Vision

We give priority for good venue that will provide comfort, security and peace of mind to enjoy the event at it very best and also within a comfortable budget for the visitors and participants.

Durga Puja OCT 2018 Schedule (ASHSHIN 1425)

The Goddess Durga arrives on the Earth on the first day of Devi Paksha which starts on the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya during Pitru Paksha. She departs on Durga Visarjan day. IDC Durga Puja 2018 will be organised the way we did in 2017, following all the rituals as strictly as we can.

Mahalaya 9th Oct Tuesday (Ashshin 21)

Mahalaya marks the start of the 'Devipaksha' and the end of the 'Pitri-paksha'. The traditional six day countdown to Mahasaptami starts from Mahalaya. Goddess Durga visits the earth for only four days but seven days prior to the Pujas, starts the Mahalaya.

Maha Sasthi 15th Oct Monday (Ashshin 27)

Kalparambha marks the beginning of Durga Puja rituals in West Bengal. Kalparambha is done one day before of Kolabou Puja which is also known as Navpatrika Puja. In most of the years the day of Kalparambha falls on the Shashthi Tithi of the lunar month.

Maha Saptami 16th Oct Tuesday (Ashshin 28)

Navpatrika Puja day is also known as Maha Saptami and it is the first day of Durga Puja. In Hinduism a living medium is necessary to invoke the indwelling or spirit of a deity. It is through this living medium devotees can interact with the Divinity and pay homage. On Bilva Nimantran day it was Bilva Tree or its branch in which Goddess Durga was invoked before giving Her Puja invitation for the next day.

Maha Ashtami 17th Oct Wednesday (Ashshin 29)

Mahashtami, also known as Maha Durgashtami, is second day of Durga Puja. Maha Ashtami is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja (षोडशोपचार पूजा) which is very much similar to Maha Saptami Puja except Prana Pratishtha (प्राण प्रतिष्ठा) which is done only once on Maha Saptami.

Maha Navami 18th Oct Thursday (Ashshin 30)

On Maha Navami Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahisasuramardini which means the Annihilator of the Buffalo Demon. It is believed that on Maha Navami day Durga killed the demon Mahishasura. In West Bengal, Mahanavami is third and final day of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Navami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja.

Bijaya Dashami 19th Oct Friday

Sindoor Utsav is a famous event during Durga Puja especially in West Bengal. On the day of Bengal Vijayadashami idols of Durga are immersed which culminates Durga Puja festivities. In the evening married women applies vermillion, famously known as Sindoor, to each other. After that Bijoya greetings and sweets are exchanged among all.

Durga Puja 2017 Testimonials

  • Anandabazar Patrika
  • Bartaman
  • EBela
  • Ai Samaoy
  • Rozdin
  • Rozdin Page 2

Our 2017 Durga Puja Photo Gallery

  • All
  • Saptami
  • Ashtami
  • Navami
  • Dashami

Our Sponsors

Durga Mantras

Team

We are proud to bring this very special festival spirit and flavour in Ireland. Our effort is the first in Ireland to try to unify different Indian communities to harmonize and take part in the celebration.

Amit Hazra

Event Cheif

Abhijit Podder

Decoration Director

Ashima Khatri

Decoration Specialist

Bijay Acharya

Catering & Event Specialist

Debaprasad Halder

Chief Supervisor

Promit Roy

Event Specialist

Saswata Chatterjee

Cheif Priest

Tanmoy Sil

Digital Marketing & Ticketing Specialist

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us for your kind suggestions.

Address

15, Belgree Avenue Tyrrelstown, Dublin-15

Phone Number

+353 8519 85496