Mahalaya Amavasya 2021 full details: Importance of Mahalaya | what is its history? | Know how it is celebrated.

Mahalaya Amavasya 2021 full details: Importance of Mahalaya | what is its history? | Know how it is celebrated.

Today i.e. on October 07, Navratri is going to start. Mahalaya has a special place in the Durga Puja of Shardiya Navratri.

Mahalaya Amavasya 2021

Sharadiya Navratri begins on the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya i.e. on Pratipada. This year Navratri is going to start today i.e. on 07 October. Mahalaya has a special place in the Durga Puja of Shardiya Navratri. Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya. The people of Bengal wait for this Mahalaya for a whole year. It is a religious belief that Shraddh ends with Mahalaya and Maa Durga comes to earth from Mount Kailash on this day and stays here for the next 10 days.

Sculptors start painting Durga’s eyes from the day of Mahalaya, the clouds have come to welcome Mahalaya today, Pitru Paksha will end and Shardiya Navratri will start from 7 One of the Durga Puja rituals among Bengalis, sculptors prepare the eyes of Maa Durga on the day of Mahalaya. Durga Puja will start with Mahalaya.

Mahalaya is the main festival of Bengalis

Although Mahalaya is the main festival of Bengalis, but it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and pomp across the country. Devotees who have faith in Maa Durga wait a lot for this day. The beginning of Durga Puja is considered to be from Mahalaya itself.

History of Mahalaya

According to mythological beliefs, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh created Maa Durga to kill the tyrannical demon Mahishasura. Mahishasura was blessed with a boon that no god or human would be able to kill him. After receiving such a boon, Mahishasura became the king of the demons and attacked the gods. The gods lost the war and Devlokar was ruled by Mahishasura. To protect him from Mahishasura, all the gods worshiped Adi Shakti along with Lord Vishnu. During this, a divine light emerged from the bodies of all the deities, which took the form of Goddess Durga. Maa Durga, armed with weapons, killed Mahishasura on the 10th day after fighting a fierce battle for nine days. Actually, Mahalaya signifies the arrival of Maa Durga on earth. Maa Durga is considered to be the goddess of power.

Dates of nine days of Navratri

Mahalaya Amavasya 2021 full details: Importance of Mahalaya | what is its history? | Know how it is celebrated.
Mahalaya Amavasya 2021 full details: Importance of Mahalaya | what is its history? | Know how it is celebrated.
7th October, ThursdayPratipada Ghatasthapana and Maa Shailputri Puja
October 8, FridaySecond Mother Brahmacharini Puja
9 October, SaturdayTritiya and Chaturthi Maa Chandraghanta Puja and Maa Kushmanda Puja
10th October, SundayPanchami Maa Skandmata Puja
11 October, MondayShashthi Maa Katyayani Puja
12 October, TuesdaySaptami Maa Kalratri Puja
13 October, WednesdayAshtami Maa Mahagauri Puja
October 14, ThursdayNavami Maa Siddhidatri Puja
October 15, FridayDashami Navratri Parana / Durga Visarjan

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