Shubho Mahalaya 2019: Why every Bengali wakes up to Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recital of 'Mahisasur Mardini'

It is that time of the year when every Bengali wakes up at 4 am in the morning, tunes into the radio to listen to the recital of Mahisasura Mardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra on the occasion of Mahalaya. 

Sep 28, 2019, 06:57 AM IST

Shubho Mahalaya 2018: Sudarsan Pattnaik pays beautiful sand art tribute to Goddess Durga—See pic

Durga Puja usually takes place during September or October, the month of Ashvin according to the Gregorian calendar.

Oct 08, 2018, 10:58 AM IST

How different is Navratri from Durga Puja?

Different names of the same festival – one celebrated in the north and west, the other in east.

Sep 21, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

Mahalaya observed in West Bengal

People across West Bengal observed on Tuesday the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya, which heralds in Durga Puja.

Sep 19, 2017, 16:48 PM IST

Shubho Mahalaya! Time to welcome mother goddess Durga

Just as the Pitru Paksha is about to get over, the time has come to welcome our Mother Goddess Durga—and celebrate the Matri or Matra Paksa, which begins with Mahalaya.

Sep 30, 2016, 11:53 AM IST

West Bengal: High security alert in state as Mahalya is observed

Mahalaya is being observed today, which is a day of chanting the Chandi Paath to mark the advent of Durga puja in a week`s time. From the wee hours of the morning, people all over West Bengal are thronging at holy rivers, as Male members of the family are offering holy waters to the spirits of their ancestors.

Sep 30, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Bollywood salutes 'feminine spirit' on Mahalaya

Festive spirit has gripped Bollywood on the occasion of Mahalaya that marks the beginning of Durga puja on Monday.

Oct 12, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

Mahalaya celebrated in West Bengal today

People of West Bengal on Monday observed the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya,

Oct 12, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

`Mahalaya` observed across West Bengal

Lakhs of people in the state on Monday paid obeisance to their forefathers on the banks of major rivers on the occasion of `Mahalaya.`

Oct 15, 2012, 20:22 PM IST

Mahalaya invokes Goddess Durga

Many Bengalis woke up before the crack of dawn Tuesday for their annual tryst with Mahalaya.

Sep 28, 2011, 14:47 PM IST