Mahalaya 2021 in Navaratri Durga Puja: Mahalaya is just where Durga Puja starts. For Bengalis, Mahalaya has a special significance in Durga Puja. Let’s have a look at its significance and history.
Navaratri 2021: Mahalaya holds a unique part in Shardiya Navratri Durga Puja. The day of Mahalaya is when Durga Puja starts. Bengalis have been waiting for this Mahalaya for a year. According to Hindu mythology, Shradh finishes with Mahalaya, and Maa Durga arrives from Mount Kailash on this day and stays for the next 10 days.
What is Mahalaya and When is Durga Puja and Mahalaya is Celebrate ?
Mahalaya and Sarva Pitru Amavasya are on the same day, according to the scriptures. Sarva Pitru Amavasya and Mahalaya are on the same day this year, on Wednesday, October 6th, according to the Panchang. The sculptor prepares Maa Durga’s eyes on the day of Mahalaya. Since then, the idols have been completed. The idols of Maa Durga are then used to enhance the beauty of the pandals.
History Of Mahalaya
Brahma Vishnu and Mahesh formed a power in the form of Maa Durga to defeat the oppressive monster Mahishasura, according to legend. No human or deity would be able to kill Mahishasura since he had received a blessing. Mahishasura used this pride to overthrow all of the gods and take control of Devlok. To flee Mahishasura’s rule, the deities went to Lord Vishnu’s refuge and worshipped Adi Shakti with him.
During this time, a power emerged itself from the bodies of all the gods, taking the shape of Mother Durga. Maa Durga was armed and ready for battle. On the 10th day, he battled and killed Mahishasura in a great battle.
Maa Durga was incarnated after the cry for the annihilation of Mahishasura on the day of Mahalaya, according to Hindu religious belief. The ancestors are considered to be the first to be bid farewell on the morning of Mahalaya Amavasya. Then, in the evening, Goddess Durga arrives from Mount Kailash and gives her blessings on the devotees for the next nine days, ensuring their well-being.
Durga Puja 2021 Date:
- Maha Saptami 12 October 2021
- Maha Ashtami 13 October 2021
- Maha Navami( Navaratri 2021) 14 October
- Dussehra 15 October