Durga Pujo 2017: Durga Puja is just around the corner and the Bengalis have started their preparation to welcome the goddess Durga on Earth. It all begins with celebrating Mahalaya, which starts on the first day of Durga Puja. According to the Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga is touted to be the epitome of positive power gaining victory over evil. Devotees pray for happiness and prosperity and blessings from the goddess.
This year, Mahalaya is being celebrated on September 19. This day marks the end of the ‘pitri-paksh’ and the beginning of the ‘Devi-paksha’.
Mahalaya marks the beginning of one of the biggest festivals in India- Durga Puja.
Mahalaya is the day when Goddess Durga was created by other Gods with an aim to destroy not just the evil Mahishasura but also every other evil power in the universe.
Bengal is in full energy to mark the beginning of the Mahalaya. See pics here: