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On Dashami, after four heady days, the time comes to say goodbye to Ma Durga.

Times Point Know more. Meanwhile Durga idols get last-minute touches before they move to hundreds of pandals across cities.

To see her real self, you have to put your heart and soul to her and pray. But the devotees don’t seem to have had enough Lucky and Unlucky Zodiac Signs for Account Options Sign in. Partial Solar Eclipse is coming and here’s how it will affect your Zodiac Sign. The mahalaya is said to be the time period when the Goddess Durga killed the asuras. Gayatri Mantra the mother of the vedasthe foremost mantra in hindu beliefs. Say No to Crackers. With Pitru Paksha ending and Navratri beginning the day after Mahalaya Amavasya, the Bengali community begins celebrating Durga Puja in earnest from the sixth day of Navratri, also known as shashti, falling on 12th October this year.

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Plays are performed where the Goddess Parvati in the form of Durga where She kills the asuras and brings peace in the world. The song played on radio is the age-old rendition by Birendra Krishna Bhadra left photo. During Durga Puja, Bengali womenfolk blow conch-shells for their morning puja. Mahalaya is one of the pakshas or phases of the pitru paksha.


She has covered herself with a veil of maya and is, therefore, called Mahamaya. The menfolk chant lustily, “Asche bochor aaste hobe” She has to come back next year!! But before she leaves us, she blesses the married women for everlasting marital happiness through the sindoor khela ritual, where women offer prayers and apply sindoor to Ma Durga’s image as well as to each other.

Stay Healthy Stay Wealthy Yaadevi sarva bhooteshu Shakti roopena samsthitha, Namastasyay, Namastasyay, Namastasyay, namoh namah People dress up in all finery and visit pandals to see grand Durga statues, meet other community members, relish traditional food and share the warm feeling of bonhomie.

Add to Spiritual Diary. It’s a kind of invocation or invitation to the mother goddess to descend on earth – “Jago Tumi Jago”.

Mahalaya: The start of Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a festival like no other for the Bengalis but it also spells the start of the great Indian festival season. I conclude with a story about Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, a devout Kali bhakt and mentor of none less than Swami Vivekananda. Overall, it’s a mesmerising, two-hour broadcast which ends just as dawn is breaking on a cool October day.

Durga Visarjan Then, it’s time for her immersion, just as we took leave of Ganesha earlier. Know what the August 11 Solar Eclipse is bringing for you on the basis of your Zodiac.


Bhadra is no more, but his song for the Goddess is forever. Even from a distance, the sounds of dhaak – the traditional Bengali drums beaten with sticks – can be heard.

The midnight chants of various hymns of ‘Mahishasura Mardini’ reminds one of the beginning of Durga Puja. Come Mahalaya, the excitement can be felt in the air, as vacant grounds in residential localities are cleaned for setting up local Pujo as Durga Puja is known in Bengali pandals.

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Mahalaya: The start of Durga Puja

Rhythm Divine Even from a distance, the sounds of dhaak – the traditional Bengali drums beaten with sticks – can be heard. Does she look beautiful? The magic of Mahalaya.

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Then, it’s time for her immersion, just as we took leave of Ganesha earlier. Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam in legendary voice of M. This is done through the chanting of mantras and singing devotional songs. Saturn Transit Effects on Zodiac Signs.

The Bengalis consider this day very important and it is still celebrated in every parts of Bengal.