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Mahalaya today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The Hindu community will celebrate Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion heralding the advent of goddess Durga, today across the country.

Mahalaya marks the beginning of ‘Debi Pakshya’ with an invitation of sorts to goddess Durga to begin her journey from Kailash to her paternal home (earth), along with her children.

This invitation is extended through the chanting of mantras from Sri Sri Chandi and singing devotional songs.

Mohanagar Sarbojanin Puja Committee has taken various programmes, marking the day. The programmes include installation of Mahalaya Ghat and special puja (prayer) at the central mandap (puja pandel) in Dhakeshwary National Temple.

Similar programmes will also be arranged at different temples in the capital and elsewhere in the country.