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The Auspicious Day Of Mahalaya Is celebrated a week before The Maa Durga Puja Celebrations begin. The Mahalaya Celebration Marks the beginning of “Debi Paksha” (The Era Of The Divine Mother), Symbolizing The beginning of Maa Durga’s Descent On earth After Having Vanquished the evil demon mahishasura. The Auspicious Day Of Mahalaya Reminds all Of Maa Durga’s Victory, Which Is Symbolic Of How The Power Of Higher Knowledge Always Triumphs Over ignorance and ego.
During Mahalaya, elders of the family pay tributes to their ancestors by performing Tarpan – a ritual in which water is offered to the ancestors’ souls on the banks of River “Ganga”. Devotees also start The Day by listening to the recitation of Maa MahishasuraMardini Strotam.