Mahalaya: Happy Mahalaya 2020 Mahishasura Mardini, the famous 90-minute musical piece, is played on the radio at 4 am and the beautiful rendition can be heard from every Bengali home.
Mahalaya marks the beginning of Durga Puja festivities. Celebrated at the end of Shradh or Pitru Paksha, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, Mahalaya marks the beginning of the Durga Puja festival. It is believed that goddess Durga descended the Earth on Mahalaya. This year, Mahalaya will be celebrated on September 17. Mahalaya, a festival of Bengalis, is celebrated across India. It is believed that Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh created Maa Durga to kill evil demon Mahishasura.
On Mahalaya, Mahishasura Mardini, the famous 90-minute musical piece, is played on radio at 4 am and the beautiful rendition can be heard from every Bengali home. The popular piece, composed in 1931 was recited by Birendra Krishna Bhadra and tells the story of Goddess Durga and the victory of good over evil. On this day, sculptors design the eyes of Maa Durga’s idols before placing them in grand pandals for Durga Puja festivities.
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May Maa Durga’s blessings remove all obstacles from your life as she removes the darkness from the universe on this auspicious day. Subho Mahalaya!
Happy Mahalaya 2020
May this Durga Puja bring joy and prosperity to all aspects of your life. Happy Mahalaya!
With Ma er agomoni, may this Durga Puja fill your life with joy and happiness. Subho Mahalaya.
Durga Maa er agomoni te hok sukher sobar songsar, bhalobashay bhore jaak jibon apnar. Happy Mahalaya.
Pujor Bashi bajche dure, maa aschen bochor ghure, suilir gondhe agomoni, kasher bone joyodhoni, nil akashe ma ke khujo, haashi khushi katuk pujo. Subho Mahalaya!
Durga Puja 2020 is around the corner and Bengalis around the globe are brimming with joy. Durga Puja is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm among Bengalis, the preparations for which begin months in advance. Hopping pandal to pandal to see the beautiful clay idols of Durga and cultural festivals, dressing up in your finest clothes and gorging on to your favourite foods with friends and family, it would be fair to say that Durga Puja celebrations are no less than a carnival for Bengalis.
This year, Durga Pooja festivities are all set to begin by 14th October (Panchami) and would conclude by 19th October (Vijay Dashmi). Durga Puja celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over buffalo king Mahishasura. Five days before the pujo, marks the homecoming of Goddess Durga on earth.
The occasion is celebrated as Mahalaya. According to scriptures, Goddess Durga or Shakti is considered to be the daughter of earth. During Durga Puja she comes to her maternal home and is pampered like a daughter with her favourite chants, hymns, flowers and offerings.
The significance of Mahalaya is that on this day Pitru Paksha ends and it marks the beginning of Devi Paksha. Devi Paksha is the waxing phase of the moon that comes in the month of Ashvin as per the Hindu lunar calendar. In East India, a common practice of tarpan in the holy Ganges is very popular in Mahalaya. People throng the holy river and remember their ancestors one last time before the beginning of Devi Paksha.