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Mahalaya 2016
 

About 2016 Mahalaya 2016

Mahalaya 2016 Date and Time
30th September 2016 (Friday)
 

 

 

Mahalaya 2016 date and time - Mahalaya in 2016

 

 
Mahalaya is celebrated on the Amavasi day in the Hindu month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja (September-October). Mahalaya 2016 date is September 30, Friday. Time is from on September 30 to on October 1. The last day of Pitru Paksha fortnight, the period sacred for doing rituals and offering worshiped to the souls of the departed ancestors, ends on Mahalaya day. Durga Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadrituals also commence on Mahalaya day.
 
Mahalaya is an auspicious occasion celebrated seven days before the Durga Puja and heralds the advent of Durga, the goddess of supreme power. It's a kind of invocation or invitation to the mother goddess to descend on earth. This is done through the chanting of mantras. The day is being celebrated as Mahalaya, the day of invocation. In the dark night of Amavasya (new moon), people pray to Goddess Durga to appear in the earth to ward off all evils.
 
The rituals and rites on Mahalaya day are offered early morning on riverbanks or on the seashore. The main offering made on Mahalaya Paksha to ancestors is food. It is believed that the offering made during this period will benefit all the departed souls. Charity in the form of food is also done by people.
 
Mahalaya also precursor the advent of Goddess Durga to earth. Mahalaya denotes the beginning of ‘Devipaksha’ and the countdown to Durga Puja.
 
On Mahalaya day, the request is given to Goddess Durga to disembark on to the earth along with her family. In Bengal, Goddess Saraswathi and Goddess LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
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are considered as a family of Durga.
 
Chanting mantras and singing bhajans devoted to Goddess Durga is the main event on Mahalaya day. The most famous bhajans are the – ‘Jago Tumi Jago.’ The Chandi Kavya or Chandi Stotram is also pronounced on the day.
 
 

 


 



 

 
 
 

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