Whereas Mahalaya kickstarts the festivities of Durga Puja, one of the most celebrated festivals of Bengalis. It is said goddess Durga was created with the blessings of all the other gods, especially Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, so as to defeat the demon king Mahishasura, who had received a boon that he could not be killed by any man or god. Hindus consider Mahalaya an auspicious day as they believe Goddess Durga descended on the planet on this day. This year, according to Durgautsav.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Add to wishlist. Mahalaya ushers in the aura of Durga Puja. It is only from the day of Mahalaya that the preparations for the Durga Puja reaches the final stage. The midnight chants of various hymns of 'Mahishasura Mardini' reminds one of the beginning of Durga Puja.
Mahalaya is one of the pakshas or phases of the pitru paksha. The Mahalaya falls on a no moon day and is also called the Mahalaya Amavasya. People believe that Lord Shree Rama invoked Maa Durga on this day, just before his journey to Lanka for rescue of Sita Mahalaya is an auspicious occasion observed seven days before the Durga Puja, and heralds the advent of Durga, the goddess of supreme power.
It's a kind of invocation or invitation to the mother goddess to descend on earth - "Jago Tumi Jago". This is done through the chanting of mantras and singing devotional songs. The mahalaya is said to be the time period when the Goddess Durga killed the asuras. The Bengalis consider this day very important and it is still celebrated in every parts of Bengal.
Plays are performed where the Goddess Parvati in the form of Durga where She kills the asuras and brings peace in the world. Enjoy the the holy Mahalaya Bani Mantra by this app and get some extremely impressive or daunting Wallpaper of goddess durga. Say No to Crackers.
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Shubho Mahalaya! The significance and celebration of the day
It is a one and half-hour audio montage of Chandipath chanting from Chandi recitation from the scriptural verses of Sri Sri Chandi or Durga Saptashati ,  Bengali devotional songs, classical music and a dash of acoustic melodrama. The program has been translated into Hindi set to similar orchestration and is broadcast at the same time for a pan-Indian audience. The programme, which started off as a live-performance, has been broadcast in its pre-recorded format since This program has become synonymous with Mahalaya which is celebrated to usher the Debipaksha lunar fortnight and the Durga Puja.
Mahalaya Amavasya 2018: Date and Time, Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Timings
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people on 'Mahalaya'. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service. ET Magazine. Tech and Gadgets. City Life. Between The Lines.