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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.

It is a very special and sentimental day for the Bengali community, which gets up at 4 AM to listen to the rendition of Mahishasura Mardhini, or destruction of the demon or evil forces by the amntra Goddess Durga.

The song played on radio is the age-old rendition by Birendra Krishna Bhadra left photo. Bhadra is no more, but his song for the Goddess is forever. AIR Kolkata reportedly began broadcasting the programme during Durga Puja in the s, and this particular programme is said to have been scripted by Bani Kumar, the music composed by Pankaj Mullick. Overall, it’s a mesmerising, two-hour broadcast which ends just as dawn is breaking on manttra cool October day. Mahalaaya story narrated by Bhadra revolves around the story of demon king Mahishasura, whose atrocities force the devas to appeal for help to the Holy Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

The songs echo with the sounds of battle between her and him, the drama perceptible to mahaaya listener. Finally, when she emerges the victor, you know Ma is here with us Durga Puja is a festival like no other for the Bengalis but it also spells the start of the great Indian festival season.

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

During Durga Puja, Bengali womenfolk blow conch-shells for their morning puja. Children practice cultural acts like singing, dancing and theatre inside their homes to perform during the evening functions at the mahalaua, which attracts thousands from nearby areas. Even from a mwntra, the sounds of dhaak – the traditional Bengali drums beaten with sticks – can be heard.

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Its distinctive sound is literally the rhythm divine, associated as it is with the spiritual aura that seems all-pervasive during this festive season. If you have never heard it, do watch out for it and feel yourself caught up in the festive mood The chorus of the main chant for Mahalaya goes like this: Namastastyay, Namastasyay, Namastasyay, namoh namah Yaadevi sarva bhooteshu Shakti roopena samsthitha, Namastasyay, Namastasyay, Namastasyay, namoh namah Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami But the devotees don’t seem to have had enough On Dashami, after four heady days, the time comes to say goodbye to Ma Durga.

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. Then, it’s time for her immersion, just as we took leave of Ganesha earlier. The menfolk chant lustily, “Asche bochor aaste hobe” She has to come back next year!!

mmahalaya I conclude with a story about Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, a devout Kali bhakt and mentor of none less than Swami Vivekananda. He once told Vivekananda, “Narendranath, look at our Goddess Kali standing dark with her tongue out.

Does she look beautiful? Inside, if you can see, she is gloriously beautiful, kind and forgiving.

Mahalaya: The start of Durga Puja

She has covered herself with a veil of maya and is, therefore, called Mahamaya. To see her real self, you have to put your heart and soul to her nahalaya pray. She will remove her veil only for a true devotee.

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Mahalaya: The start of Durga Puja

Magic Of Mahalaya 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. The Sounds of Mahalaya It is a very special and sentimental day for the Bengali community, which gets up at 4 AM to listen to the rendition of Mahishasura Mardhini, or destruction of the demon or evil forces by the powerful Goddess Durga.

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City Chants AIR Kolkata reportedly began broadcasting the programme during Durga Puja in the s, and this particular programme is said to have been scripted by Bani Kumar, the music composed by Pankaj Mullick. How Durga Was Created The story narrated by Bhadra revolves around the story of demon king Mahishasura, whose atrocities force the devas to appeal for help to the Holy Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

An Epic Battle Mahqlaya songs echo with the sounds of battle between her and him, the drama perceptible to the listener.

Festival Like No Other Durga Puja is a festival like no other for the Bengalis but it also spells the start of the great Indian festival season. Pujo Pandals Come Mahalaya, the excitement can be felt nahalaya the air, as vacant grounds in residential localities are cleaned for setting up local Pujo as Durga Puja is known in Bengali pandals.

Rhythm Divine Mzhalaya from a distance, the sounds mahxlaya dhaak – the traditional Bengali drums beaten with sticks – can be heard. The Mantra The chorus of the main chant for Mahalaya goes like this: Durga Visarjan Then, it’s time for her immersion, just as we took leave of Ganesha earlier.

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