Durga Puja is the greatest festival of Bengali people and it is performed every year during the autumn season. For followers of the Hindu religion, this is their greatest festival along with Kali Puja or Diwali. Goddess Durga is the symbol of power, strength and of victory of good over evil. In this festival Goddess Durga and her children Karthik, Ganesha, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshipped. The festival stretches for a total of 10 days but the main days for crowd attraction are the last four days, i.e, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and the Dashami. Dussehra is also celebrated on Dashami. On the 10th day, i.e., Dashami the idol of the gods and goddesses are immersed in a water body such as a pool or the river Ganges.
Mahalaya is the first day of this 10-day festival. Durga Puja is a festival of the Goddess Durga’s homecoming on Earth along with her children, every year. Bengalees start their early morning by playing the Mahishashur Mardini song or simply Mahalaya, which has been famous for ages was sung by Birendra Krishna Bhadra. You can listen to it on Youtube.
Mahalaya marks the end of Pitri Paksha and on this day fathers and sons pay tribute to their ancestors by worshipping the Goddesses Ganga. It is a very important ritual and is considered auspicious. “Tarpan” is the name of the ritual and the banks of the river Ganga can be seen flooded with males honouring and paying a tribute to their ancestors on this holy day.
Mahalaya Images and Wallpaper Download
Here are great and awesome Wallpapers, which you can download and set as your background on your desktop devices and also share with your friends. Also here are some great images and pics which you can share with friends and family and wish a Happy Mahalaya 2019.