Mahalaya, signifies the end of Pitri Paksha and the beginning of Devi Paksha. It is believed that on this day Devi Durga begins her journey from Kailash to the earth. This day marks the start of the Durga Puja Festival in West Bengal.
Mahisasuramardini (Bengali: মহিষাসুরমর্দ্দিনী, The Annihilator of the Buffalo Demon) is a widely popular early morning radio programme that has been broadcast since 1932 on the All India Radio (AIR). It is a two-hour audio montage of Chandipath (chanting from Chandi) recitation from the scriptural verses of Sri Sri Chandi or Durga Saptashati.
When we talk about Mahisasuramardini only one name comes to our mind that is of Birendra Krishna Bhadra who sung the historical devotional song Mahisasur Mardini Of Mahalaya which we hear every year on the All India Radio early in the morning on Mahalaya Day at around 4 am.
In 2017, Mahalaya will be celebrated on Tuesday, 19th September 2017.
For those who cannot cathup the Mahisasuramardini broadcast on All India Radio you can listen to the Mahisasuramardini Chandipath in the YouTube video below -
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CD 1 :
- YA Chandi- Chorus
- Simhastha Sashisekhara- Chorus
- Bajilo Tomar Alor Benu- Supriti Ghosh
- Jago Durga Dashapraharanadharinee- Dwijen Mukherjee
- Ogo Amar Agamani- Sipra Bose
- Taba Achintya Rupacharita Mahima- Manabendra Mukherjee
- Aham Rudrebhirvasubhischara- Chorus
- Akhila Bimane Taba Jayagaane- Krishna Dasgupta
- Jayanti Mangala Kali- Chorus
- Subhra Shankharabe- Shyamal Mitra, Ashima Bhattacharjee, Arati Mukherjee & Otheras
- Jatajutasamayuktamardhendukritashekharam- Chorus
CD 2 :
- Namo Chandi, Namo Chandi- Bimal Bhushan
- Ma Go Taba Beene Sangeeta- Sumitra Sen
- Bimane Bimane- Geetashree Sandhya Mukherjee
- Jaya Jaya Japyajaye- Chorus
- He Chinmoyi- Tarun Banerjee
- Amlakirane Tribhubanamanoharini- Pratima Banerjee
- Jayanti Mangala Kali- Pankaj Kumar Mallick & Others
- Santi Dile Bhari- Utpala Sen