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Mahalaya, the last day of remembering the forefathers, being observed today


The festival of Mahalaya is being observed in different parts of the country today. Mahalaya marks the end of Pitru Paksha Shradh and the beginning of Durga Puja festivities.

Mahalaya is considered to be the day Goddess Durga defeated the demon Mahishasura. On this day, Bengalis traditionally wake up in the morning to listen to Mahishasura Mardini, an audio montage of Chandipath recitation from the scriptural verses of Sri Chandi. Then they proceed to make food and water offerings to their ancestors. (AIR NEWS)

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