New Delhi: Devotees of Goddess Durga are set to welcome Ma Durga and observe the auspicious event of ‘Mahalaya Amavasya’ as it sets the tone for the much-awaited annual festival Durga Puja in Bengal.
What’s the importance of Mahalaya?
Mahalaya marks the top of Pitripaksha, ‘the fortnight of the forefathers’, a 16-day interval when Hindus pay homage to ancestors.
Mahalaya marks the start of the 10-day annual Durga Puja competition. This yr, Durga Puja will likely be celebrated from October 11-15.
According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Mahalaya is noticed on Amavasya, the final day of Krishnapaksha, the darkish fortnight, within the month of Ashwin. It is believed that Goddess Durga descends on Earth, her ‘paternal home’, on today yearly. A typical follow of tarpan within the holy Ganges is fashionable on today.
People throng the holy river and keep in mind their ancestors one final time earlier than the start of Devi Paksha.
The month of Sharad begins the following day, together with Devipaksha, heralding the 10-day ‘Sharadotsav’.
Mahalaya holds a particular significance in Bengal households, together with these dwelling outdoors the state, who get up earlier than daybreak to welcome Durga as She comes ‘home’ along with her youngsters — Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik, and Ganesh.
Listening to the Mahishasuramardini composition on the daybreak has additionally been one of many Durga Puja ‘rituals’ amongst Bengalis.
Mahalaya 2021 Wishes, Greetings To Share With Loved Ones
* Here’s wishing every person a really blissful Mahalaya Amavasya.
* May Maa Durga’s blessings take away all obstacles out of your life as she removes the darkness from the universe on this auspicious day.
* May this Durga Puja carry pleasure and prosperity to all facets of your life! Shubho Mahalaya
* Rupam dehi,
May Maa Durga’s homecoming fill Earth with new hope and pleasure, this Mahalaya!
* May this festive season brightens your days and nights.
May it add color and make your life extra brilliant.
May it amply take away all worries out of your life, and provide you with energy to face each strife.