Being a bengoli this time of the year and day is most awaited.But I guess not only this year is strange so is everything.Since childhood we’ve learnt Durga Puja starts after 7days of Mahalaya but this year Durga Puja starts after 36days of Mahalaya and starts on the 23rd October…

Today also happens to be Vishwakarma Jayanti & Ranna Pujo.

 Lord Vishwakarma is believed to be the creator of the world,weapons or machine. While Ranna Pujo is celebrated for the goddess of snakes Ma Monosha.

Now coming back to Mahalaya before I go any further I’d like to say more than i would want to explain what it is,its very important to know for my fellow readers that this day is more like an emotion to us where we get ready to rejoice this upcoming auspicious festivity…Most of us, the bengoli’s wake up at 4:30 in the morning to listen to Mahalaya, Shlok Chandi Part I remember back in my childhood when I was asked to wake up and hear this it felt like a torture and I had to be lured with something to listen to it but once you do,its nothing but magical extremely enticing…Late Mr Birendra Krishna Bhadra even today his recitation on chandi part is the most wanted or heard I guess no one can ever replace him,also walking down the memory lane from Mahalaya wearing new clothes were a must!Like Pujo is already here so why wait any further…

Blooming of kash phool Saccharum Spontaneum is a huge indication of Mahalaya,Durga Pujo The very sight of it triggers a Bengoli to get for it…

Its also known as Agomoni which means her start from Kailash Parbat to the earth!

Before Mahalaya we believe its Pitri Pakshya which in simple words means inauspicious it’s an offering period to our late ancestors for food and water which is practiced for 15/16 days it’s more like an moaning period It begins on the Pratipada (first day of the fortnight) ending with the no moon day known as Sarvapitri Amavasya, Pitri Amavasya, Peddala Amavasya, Mahalaya Amavasya or simply Mahalaya. 

At the end of Pitra Paksha Devi Paksha begins which means Mahalaya so on this auspicious day of Mahalaya I would only pray to goddess durga to look upto everyone whoever needs her and we shall all overcome this virus that we’ve been fighting for more than half a year now!

P.S-This is no regards to challenge/disrespect anyone’s mythological theory has everyone has one

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