Shubh Muhurat For Dussehra 2014 Festival
In 2013 following are the Shubh Muhurat for Puja:
Vijay Muhurat = 14:08 to 14:54
Aparahana Puja Time = 13:22 to 15:40.
How Durga Puja for this day is organized?
Ladies in the houses make sure to prepare Prasad for this day. Some people make Prasad by adding tulsi leaves in to curd and then sugar in to it. It is called as ‘Charnamrit’. While other mess puri and add crushed Batasha in to it (Batasha is made of sugar). Keeping five different fruits especially banana in front of the god is considered very auspicious. Now Diya is lightened up and Cow Dung ( heated on gas already) is put into havan. Now people put ghee and other stuff that are mean to be put in to it like Jaiphal (Nutmeg). As per the legends, this purifies the environment in the house and essential for positive energies to come in.
First of all Ganesha God is worshipped as he is above all and then prayers of other gods are done. After finish of the prayers, everyday has to take Dhoop (Blessing of diya). Women generally roam with this Dhoop in entire house to make it pure. Prasad is distributed among all the people after prayers are over and it mandatory to take it as it is the offering of god to us. In Hindu religion offering first food to priest is considered really auspicious. Feeding poor people and donating cloths and money is also really something that is of top most priority in Hindu culture to the poor.
In states like West Bengal, Durga Puja is organized at larger scales and on this very day there are submerged in water called as Visarjan.