Kali Puja (Hindi: काली पूजा, Bengali:কালীপূজা) dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali is one of the biggest festivals celebrated by the people of Bengal. The festival is also popular in Odisha, Assam and some other Indian states. The festival of Kali Puja happens to coincide with Diwali festival which is celebrated on the same day by rest of India.

As per the Hindu calendar, Kali puja falls on the amavasya of Karthik month (Ashvin month as per Amantha calendar), which is usually considered the darkest of all amavasya nights. Diwali is also celebrated on Kartik Amavasya. On the English calendar, Kali puja comes between mid-October to mid-November

Kali Puja 2020 is on November 14, Saturday

Amavasya tithi timing: November 14, 2:18 pm - November 15, 10:37 am

7 months and 13 days to go for the event

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Dhaka: An idol of goddess Kali at Ramna Kali temple ahead of Kali Puja in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Oct. 22, 2014.

It is interesting to note that Goddess Kali is worshipped on Kali Puja in Bengal while rest of the Hindu population throughout India (especially north Indians) celebrates Lakshmi Puja and worships Goddess Lakshmi on the same day. In Bengal, Lakshmi puja is observed on Kojagiri Purnima, which comes around 15 days before Diwali.

Important Timings On Kali Puja

SunriseNovember 14, 2020 6:43 AM
SunsetNovember 14, 2020 6:43 AM
Amavasya Tithi BeginsNovember 14, 2020 2:18 PM
Amavasya Tithi EndsNovember 15, 2020 10:37 AM
Kali Puja Nishita Puja Time November 14, 11:45 PM - November 15, 12:37 AM
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Kali Puja festival dates between 2017 & 2027

YearDate
2017Thursday, 19th of October
2018Tuesday, 6th of November
2019Sunday, 27th of October
2020Saturday, 14th of November
2021Thursday, 4th of November
2022Monday, 24th of October
2023Sunday, 12th of November
2024Thursday, 31st of October
2025Monday, 20th of October
2026Sunday, 8th of November
2027Thursday, 28th of October

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