Mahalaya 2015 Durga Puja: Beginning of Devipaksha

Mahalaya, Mahalaya Amavasya is the last day of Pitru Paksha. In 2015, Mahalaya date is October 12. On this day, In Bengal, Durga Puja is started.

Devotees welcome Goddess Durga or Mahishasura Mardhini to their homes on this day.

The six-day long Durga Puja celebrations will be started on Mahalaya. In other parts of India, people observe Navratras from Pratipada in Ashwin month.

On Mahalaya, people perform ritual bath or take holy dip in the river Ganga and observe ritual of Torpon. Durga idols eyes are painted on this day.

This day is also observed as Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarva Pitru Amavasya.

It is the most auspicious day to perform Pitru Shraddh rituals. The dead ancestors are offered Panda Daan and other shraddh rituals on this day.

Mahalaya Durga Puja in other countries

Mahalaya Durga Puja in USA – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in Canada – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in UK – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in UAE – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in Singapore – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in Malaysia – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in Mauritius – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in Australia – 12 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in New Zealand – 13 October 2015

Mahalaya Durga Puja in Fiji – 13 October 2015

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