Mahalaya 2022: When, Customs, and Meaning

Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Pooja festival in New Delhi, India, on September 23 . It is observed at the end of Shradh, or Pitru Paksha, a 16-day cycle during which Hindus pay their respects to their ancestor .

Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Pooja festival in New Delhi, India, on September 23.It is observed at the end of Shradh, or Pitru Paksha, a 16-day cycle during which Hindus pay their respects to their ancestor.This year, this special day will be celebrated on September 25.Not only does this annual event have a spiritual and spiritual significance, but it also reminds us of the beauty of truth, of courage, and of the universal truth that in the end, good will always triumph over evil.Mahalaya is also about the start of Durga Puja fun.Goddess Durga is expected to begin her journey from Mount Kailash, where she lives with her husband, Lord Shiva, to her maternal home on Earth on this day, according to tradition.

The event is associated with various forms of worship and customs.On this day, many people perform tarpan to offer prayers to the departed souls of their ancestors and give the Brahmins bhog, as well as food and clothing to the homeless.People even like to listen to the Mahishasuramardini song.Even on Mahalaya, every Bengali household wakes up early in the morning, even before the sun.During this day, some Hindu households practice the pitru tarpan, offering prayers and offerings (pind-daan) on the banks of the river Ganga to the departed ancestors.