Durga Puja Accessories

Durga Puja Accessories

Accessories are the things needed to perform the four day long Durga Puja. Incorporated from the “Panjika”, the accessories differ on all four days. Kalparambho meaning the beginning of the puja is performed before the commencement of all pujas. Kalparambho and Mahasnan are common for all the four days of Durga Puja and thus require the same things to perform them.

Kalparambho (Beginning of the pujas)
Sindur (vermillion), Panchabarner guri (5 coloured dust) -Turmeric powder, rice powder, kusum flower/ red aabir, rice chaff or coconut fiber burnt for the dark colour, powdered wood apple leaves (bel pata). Panchapallab(5 leaves) – Mango leaf, Pakur(a species of fig) leaf, Banyan leaf, Betal leaf, Joggodumur (fig) leaf. Pancha ratna(5 gems)-Gold, Silver, Emerald, Pearls, Jewel. (Original- Gold, Diamond, Sapphire, Rubi, Pearl). Panchashasha(5 grains) – Rice Grain, Mung (Whole green gram), Til (Sesame), Mashkalai (Any of the variety of whole black leguminous seed yielding gram), job(Millets). Panchagobbo(5 extracts of the cow)- Milk, Ghee, Curd, Cow Dung and Cow’s urine. With mantras, koosh(a type of grass) water is sprinkled over them. Ghat (pot)/ Kundohari, Mirror, 4 arrows, An earthen bowl full of atop(a type of rice). Tekatha- A triangular frame work of 3 pieces of wood. Green coconut with stalk, Gamcha-To cover the ghat a piece of cloth, A dhoti (for Vishnu). A sari each for bodhon & Chandi, Til (Sesame), Horitoki(myrobalan), Flowers, Chandmala

(Dangler with circular sponge decorations), Curd, Honey, Ghee, Sugar, 3 big Noibiddos, 1 small Noibiddo, 3 Aashonanguriuk (Finger ring made of koosh), Aashon(mattress of jute or hay), 3 bowls of Madhupakka(a mixture of honey, curd, ghee, sugar for oblation) Bhoger drobbadi (materials for the feast), Aaratir drobbadi

Mahasnan
Oil and turmeric, Dantokashtho, Eight pots, Panchagobbo(5 extracts of the cow), Panchamrita(curd, milk, ghee, honey, sugar), Panchasorsho churno(powdered 5 grains), Water, Panchakoshay (the bark of 5 trees- jaam, shimul, berela, kool, bokul ; powdered in equal portions and mixed with water). Dew drops, Juice of sugar cane, Soil (from the brothels), Soil (extracted from elephant tusks), Soil (extracted from the teeth of the pig), Gangamritika (soil of the ganges), Soil (from the intersection of 4 roads), Soil (from the palaces), Soil (from the ant hill Mud extracted from the horns of the ox), Soil (from both the banks of the river), Soil (from the mountains), Til toilo(sesame oil), Vishnu toilo, Ushnodok(lukewarm water), Coconut water, Sarbooushodhi, Mahaoushodhi, Water from 5 gems, Water from oceans, Water of the lotus pollen, Milk, Honey, Camphor, Perfumed sandal wood paste, Kumkum(vermillion), Rain water, Greencoconut water. Saraswati river water, Spring water, Water from the seven oceans.

Durga Puja Accessories–Sasthi

Sasthi, the sixth day of the moon when Goddess Durga is welcomed with much fanfare and gusto. The ‘Bodhon’ rituals include the unveiling of the face of the idol. Bodhon, Amontron and Adibas are the important rituals of Sasthi apart from Kalparambho.

Kalparambho (Beginning of the pujas)

Bodhon
A stem of wood apple with 2 bel (wood apples), Ghat (pot)/ Kundohari
An earthen bowl full of atop(a type of rice). 4 arrows, Green coconut with stalk, Gamcha-To cover the ghat a piece of cloth, A dhoti for wood apple tree.(here the wood apple tree is worshipped. But instead many perform this ritual with 10 rituals (Dashopochar). A sari for bodhon. 2 Ashonanguriuk(a finger ring made of koosh), 3 bowls of madhupakka(a mixture of honey, curd, ghee, sugar for oblation)
Panchapallab(5 leaves), Pancha ratna(5 gems), Panchashasha(5 grains), Panchagobbo(5 extracts of the cow), Tekatha- a triangular frame work of 3 pieces of wood. Til (Sesame), Horitoki(myrobalan), Flowers, Chandmala (dangler with circular sponge decorations), Curd, Honey, Ghee, Sugar, 3 big noibiddos, 1 small noibiddo, Bhoger drobbadi (materials for the feast), Aaratir drobbadi

Amontron
Sari for amontron-1, 1 Ashonanguriuk(a finger ring made of koosh), 1 bowl of Madhupakka (a mixture of honey, curd, ghee, sugar for oblation), Flowers, Big noibiddos-1, Small noibiddo-1, Til (Sesame), Horitoki (Myrobalan)-1

Adibas
Oil, Turmeric, River soil from the Ganges, Perfume, Stone, Grain, Dubba (a type of grass required), Flowers, Fruits, 1 dozen bananas in one stem, Curd, Ghee, Sindur, Swastik Pituli, Conch Shell, Kajol (corrilium), Gorachana (cow urine), White mustard seeds, Gold, Silver, Copper, Mirror, Alta, Yellow thread, Iron metal, Chamor (a kind of fan, a fly-whisk made of yak’s tail used for fanning), Dip (Earthen Lamps), Arrows, Panch pradip (for aarati).

Durga Puja Accessories–Saptami

Saptami features the first day of Durga puja. Commencement of rituals; predawn bathing of ‘Kola Bow’ or nabapatrika and the main saptami puja apart from the Kalparambho and Mahasnan are part of this day.

Nabapatrika
“Kola Gaach” (Banana plant)-1, “Kochu Gaach” (Colacassia plant)-1, “Halud Gaach” (Turmeric plant)-1, “Jayanti Dal” (Jayanti stem)-1, “Bel Dal” (Wood apple stem)-1, “Daalim Dal” (Pomegranate stem)-1, “Maankochu” (Arum plant)-1, “Dhan Gaach” (Rice plant)-1, “Ashok Dal” (Ashoka stem) -1, ”Aparajita Lata” (Twigs of white aparajita plant), Jute ropes, Red thread, Alta, Banana stems-2.

Mahasnan

Kalparambho (Beginning of the pujas)

Saptami Puja
Baran bastra(clothes) for guru, Purohit, pujak, acharya- 8, Baran angorio (finger rings)-4 Yagna pobita -4, Til (Sesame), Horitoki (Myrobalan), Flowers. Ghat (pot) & Kundohari-1 Mirror, Two earthen bowl full of atop (a type of rice) and chaff. Tekatha- a triangular frame work of 3 pieces of wood. Green coconut with stalk-1, Belpata(wood apple leaves), One big earthen lamp. Handi. Panchapallab(5 leaves),
Pancha ratna(5 gems), Panchashasha(5 grains), Panchaguri, Sindur, Sandalwood, 2 Gamchas(a piece of cloth)-To cover the ghat, Gamcha for arati, White mustard, Mashkolai, Hibiscus flower, Small noibiddo, Ashonanguriuk(40 or 22 finger rings made of koosh), Madhupakka(40 or 22 bowls), Honey, Sugar, Noibiddos(40 or 22), Main noibiddo-1, Sari for nabapatrika-1, Saris for nabapatrika-9, or 1 saari for main puja, Sari for Durga -1, Clothes for Lakshmi, Saraswati, Chandi, Kartik, Ganesh, Shiva, Vishnu. Clothes for 9 planets or 1 single planet, Clothes for peacock, mouse, lion, asur, buffalo, ox,

snake, Jaya, Bijoya, Vishnu, Shiv, Ram.Offerings Chandmala, Plate -1, Ghoti -1, Nosering -1, Iron metal, Conch shell -2, Sindur box, Flower garland, Belpata garland, Fruits, Things for Bhog, Things for aarati, Things for sacrifice, Homn (fire for yagna)- sand, Wood, Khorke(one type of dry grass), Cowdung, Koush, Ghee(1 bottle), Bel leaves-108, Bowl-1

Durga Puja Accessories–Ashtami

Most important day of Durga Puja. Devotees recite the mantras and offer flowers to Devi Durga (pushpanjali) and pray for her blessings. Kalparambho, Mahasnan, the main Ashtami puja and the Sandhi Puja is performed.

Kalparambho (Beginning of the pujas)

Mahasnan

Ashtami puja
Dantakashto -1, Sari for Durga -1, Clothes for Lakshmi, Saraswati, Chandi, Kartik, Ganesh, Shiva, Vishnu. Clothes for 9 planets or 1 single planet, Clothes for peacock, mouse, lion, asur, buffalo, ox, snake, Jaya, Bijoya, Vishnu, Shiv, Ram. Or 1 Sari for main puja. Flowers,

Ashonanguriuk(40 or 22 finger rings made of koosh), Madhupakka(40 or 22 bowls ), Honey, Sugar, Curd, Ghee, Noibiddos(40 or 22), Small noibiddo-4, Chandmala-1 Plate-1, Ghoti-1, Nosering-1, Iron metal, Conch shell-2, Sindur box, Flower, Garland, Belpata garland, Fruits, Things for Bhog, Things for aarati.

Sandhi Puja :-

Flowers, Gold ring, Bronze bowl for madhupakka, Small sari, Main noibiddo-1, Small noibiddo-1, Plate-1, Pitcher-1, Iron metal-1, Nose ring-1, Sari, Pillow, Mat, Chandmala, Plate-1, Earthen lamps-108, Things for Bhog, Things for aarati

Durga Puja Accessories–Nabami and Dashami

After the Sandhi puja starts the Nabami Puja. Kalparambho, Mahasnan and the main Nabami puja take place on this auspicious day. Dashami is the day when Goddess Durga accompanied with her children sets for Kailash, her husband’s abode. The rituals or the puja performed on this day are least.

Kalparambho (Beginning of the pujas)

Mahasnan

Nabami puja
Dantakashto-1, Clothes for Lakshmi, Saraswati, Chandi, Kartik, Ganesh, Shiva, Vishnu. Clothes for 9 planets or 1 single planet, Clothes for peacock, mouse, lion, asur, buffalo, ox, snake, Jaya, Bijoya, Vishnu,Shiv, Ram. Or 1 Sari for main puja. Flowers, Ashonanguriuk

(40 or 22 finger rings made of koosh), Madhupakka(40 or 22 bowls), Honey, Sugar, Curd, Ghee, Noibiddos(40 or 22), Small noibiddo-4, Chandmala, Plate-1, Ghoti-1, Nosering-1, Iron metal, Conch shell-2, Sindur box, Flower garland, Belpata garland, Beetle leaves, Pan masala, Things for Homn (fire for yagna), Bel leaves, Kumari puja, Dakshina

Dashami puja
Perfume, Flower, Durba, Tulsi, Bel leaves, Dhoop (Incense sticks), Earthen lamp, Noibiddo, Curd, Murki, Sweets, Sidhi, Aarati.

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