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Mahalaya Date & Time 2018, Bengla Mahalaya Puja Schedule, Details & Information

Mahalaya Date & Time 2018, Bengla Mahalaya Puja Schedule, Details & Information: Some of you may know that Mahalaya is the beginning of the annual Durga Puja festival. Even with this day the big festival of Durga Puja. You all should know that on this day, Goddess Durga is believed to descend on Earth, her ‘paternal home’, every year. People in India celebrate this festival in very big numbers, also the whole Kolkata comes together to celebrate the whole 9 days event/ festival. Happy Bangla Subho Mahalaya 2018 Quotes

Also, the reports are claiming that Mahalaya occurs on an Amavasya, which is the last day of the dark fortnight (Krishnapaksha) in the month of Ashvin, according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Overall, as you all may already know that the Devipaksha begins the next day heralding the ten-day festival of Durga Puja and you all can celebrate it with your friends and family.

Mahalaya 2018 Time & Date

You all may know that this year Mahalaya will be celebrated on 8 October. You all should note down this date because this is the beginning of Durga Puja event. The Krishnapaksha in the month of Ashvin is also observed as Pitripaksha, which literally means ‘the fortnight of the forefathers’. You all should know that it is a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors.

Also, the reports are suggesting that Mahalaya marks the end of this Pitripaksha. On this day believers perform a ritual called Tarpan an offering made to the ancestors. They take a holy dip in the Ganga or other rivers and water bodies before performing Tarpan. Overall, we have told you everything about the festival above. You all can check other updates for the Durga Puja here.