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Mahalaya being celebrated

  • Published at 12:28 pm September 28th, 2019
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File photo: An artisan makes idols ahead of Durga Puja at Shitlabari Mandir in Khulna Sadar Dhaka Tribune

Durga Puja will begin on October 3 with different rituals on the day of Maha Shashthi

Hindus in the country are celebrating the Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion heralding the advent of goddess Durga.

Mahalaya, considered as a ceremonial invocation of goddess Durga, is observed seven days prior to the initiation of the Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community.

Hindus believe the earth prepares itself and welcomes the coming of the goddess and her children, through the celebration.

Durga Puja will begin on October 3 with different rituals on the day of Maha Shashthi.

Mahanagar Sarbajanin Puja Committee has arranged special programs of Mahalaya at Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka.

On this day, Hindus remember and pay homage to the deceased ancestors by performing puja, and offering Brahmins clothes, food and sweets in their name.