Mahalaya is commended by the enthusiasts of Maa Durga seven days before the Durga Puja festivities start across the globe. It denotes the start of Debi Paksha (the time of the goddess) and is seen on the last day of Pitru Paksha (the 16-day lunar day term when Hindus honor their predecessors/Pitrs). Mahalaya, in this manner, implies the appearance of Goddess Durga, and the celebration based on her love – Durga Puja – messengers.
During Mahalaya, older folks of the family pay recognitions for their precursors by performing Tarpan – a custom wherein water is proposed to the progenitors’ spirits on the banks of Ganga. Individuals of West Bengal mark the favorable event of Mahalaya by paying attention to an early morning interpretation of Mahishasura Mardini – a bunch of Sanskrit recitations on India’s most seasoned public broadcast circulated by the All India Radio Kolkata.
When is Mahalaya 2022?
This year Hindus will observe Mahalaya on Sunday, September 25 – the finish of the Pitru Paksha, otherwise called Shradh or Shraddh.
Mahalaya 2022 Shubh Muhurat and Customs:
On Mahalaya, Amavasya Tithi starts at 03:12 am on September 25 and finishes at 03:23 am on September 26. As indicated by Drik Panchang, Kutup Muhurat will endure from 11:48 am to 12:37 pm, Rohina Muhurat from 12:37 pm to 01:25 pm, and Aparahna Kaal from 01:25 pm to 03:50 pm.
On Mahalaya, Bengalis and lovers of Maa Durga get up promptly in the first part of the day to perform Tarpan. They offer petitions to the left spirits of their predecessors, give bhog to the Brahmins, and charity to the poor. Moreover, upon the arrival of Mahalaya, stone workers just plan Goddess Durga’s eyes, fill colors in them and play out an extraordinary puja prior to doing likewise. Individuals likewise pay attention to an early morning version of Mahishasura Mardini on All India Radio and recount Chandipath and other reflection mantras.
Mahalaya 2022 Importance:
Mahalaya has unique importance, particularly for Bengalis, as this day denotes the start of Durga Puja festivities in West Bengal. The day denotes the appearance of Goddess Durga to Earth from Kailash Parvat with her heavenly powers. It likewise denotes the last day of Pitru Paksha and is otherwise called Sarva Pitra Amavasya. It is accepted that in the first part of the day, the main precursors are given goodbye, and afterward, at night, Maa Durga comes to earth to favor her kin.
Durga Puja will start this year on Saturday, October 1 and end on Wednesday, October 5.
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