Durga Puja

The ten days long Durga Puja Festival rituals are wholly dedicated to the mighty and supreme Goddess Durga. The destructive spree of Maa Durga leaves no evil behind. Riding on her divine chariot of Lion (traditionally called as Singho Vahan), she looks furious, yet charismatic. The festival is the symbol of inevitable triumph of virtuosity over vice. The time span of celebrations of the festival is viewed as Goddess Durga's ascendancy on earth for that particular time. Soon after, she leaves for Mountain Kailash, where her husband dwells. The story is linked to the married daughters returning to their parent's home along with their husbands in present times.

Dates for 2016
Durga Puja: 7th, 8th and 9th October, 2016
Laxmi Puja: October 22nd
At : Collège Notre-Dame
Address : 3791, chemin Queen Mary
Montréal (Québec) H3V 1A8
Your voluntary participation is valuable to us. For a list of tasks and areas where you can contribute, please contact us at ibamontreal@gmail.com Indicate the subject as ‘Volunteer Request’ along with your name and contact information in the mail so that we can get in touch with you for further discussion.
Click here to download Invitation card Sharodiya Durgotsav 2016
Puja Schedule
Sharodiya Durgotsav 2016
Date Program Time
Maha Sasthi
Friday - 7th Oct., 2016 Bodhan 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Maha Saptami
Saturday - 8th Oct., 2016 Puja 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  Anjali & Offering 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
  Chandi Paath 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Maha Ashtami
  Puja 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  Anjali & Offering 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  Lunch 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  Sandhi Puja 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
  Sandhya Arati 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  Dinner 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  Cultural Programme 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Maha Navami
Sunday – 9th Oct., 2016 Puja 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  Anjali & Offering 12:00 Noon to 12:15 PM
Maha Dashami
  Puja 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
  Anjali & Offering 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM
  Lunch 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  Devi Baron & Sindur Khela 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  Mishti Mukh 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Laxmi Puja 2016
Saturday – 22nd Oct., 2016 Kojagori Lakshmi Puja 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  Panchali 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  Dinner 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  Cultural Programme 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Cultural programme

Enjoy our multi-cultural events on 8th October and 22nd October.

Individual Sponsorship
Sponsorships for various items are now open to all patrons. For various items sponsors will be choosed on a first come first served basis. To view the Sponsorship list click here
Commercial Sponsors
To know more about commercial sponsorship click here...

Support is essential for us to keep the heritage alive. We would appreciate donations from you for supporting our Durga Puja.

Suggested Donations for "Sharodiya Durgotsav 2016":

Students: $25

Single: $50

Family: $125

Guest (each): $25

How to Pay
You can pay by cheque as follows:

Payable to:

Indian Bengali Association of Montreal

Mail to:
P.O.Box 1711, Station H
Montreal, QC, H3G2M9

By Cash* -
Donations desk at puja site.