Mahalaya Countdown Begins: Bengalis Prepare for Durga Puja Festival as Mahalaya Arrives

With Mahalaya, countdown begins for Durga Pooja

Mahalaya is honored with great reverence, demonstrating its importance to Bengali culture. For many years, a tradition has been upheld in most Bengali households where people welcome Goddess Durga by listening to the Mahishasuramardini recitation on the radio. Mahalaya marks the conclusion of the Pitru Paksha or the fortnight of ancestors, a 16-day period when … Read more