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Shyama (Kali) Puja 2020
November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - November 15, 2020 @ 1:00 am
Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja is a festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated on the new moon day (Dipannita Amavasya) of the Hindu month Kartik. It is also known as Dipanwita Kali Puja, Shyama Puja, or Mahanisha Puja. The puja is celebrated in Bangladesh, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, and other parts of India and Nepal. Dewali & Deepabolee Utsob also normally coincide with this day. It was introduced in Bengal during the 18th century, by King (Raja) Krishnachandra of Krishnanagar, Nadia, West Bengal. Kali Puja gained popularity in the 19th century, with Krishanachandra’s grandson Ishvarchandra and the Bengali elite; wealthy landowners began patronizing the festival on a grand scale. Along with Durga Puja, Kali Puja is the biggest festival in Bengal and Assam.
According to one version of the legend, after the gods lost a battle with the demons, Goddess Kali was born from the forehead of Goddess Durga. Kali is said to be the personification of Shakti (female power), which she wielded to kill all the demons and save the earth. The puja rituals of Kali Puja take place at night. Devotees perform the puja using red hibiscus flowers as it is said to be her favorite.
Kali Puja is celebrated to seek the help of the goddess in destroying evil and get her blessings for general happiness, health, wealth, and peace.
Due to the COVID-19 health hazard issue, We are not allowing visitors to Temple premises for Kali Puja. All devotees can watch the event as live through the Facebook page: “https://www.facebook.com/durgabaricanada” and our website (live streaming)
28 Kartik (14 November 2020)
Tithi (Ontario Time):
Amavasya till 12:48 am of next day Puja: Night
Puja Start: 9.30 pm
Anjali : 11 pm
Joggyo: 11.30 pm