Mahalaya also known as Mahalaya Amavasya is the day that begins the countdown for ‘Durga Puja’, the 5 day celebration of Devi Durga’s arrival on the Earth.
Mahalaya also marks the end of Pitrupaksha and beginning of Devipaksha. On this day people offer tarpan / shraad in memory of their deceased forefathers.
It is believed that all Gods and Goddesses wake up from their rest on the day of Mahalaya to offer ardent prayers to the savior Goddess Durga and on this auspicious day Goddess Durga commences her journey to earth from heaven.
In 2017, Mahalaya will be celebrated on Tuesday, 19th September 2017.
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