Now, the ‘Dhaki’ and ‘Dhunuchi’ is across the Bengal, the Durga idol is ready to enter in Pandals. Mark your calendars with dates of Durga Puja 2018 and knows the immense significance of Mahalaya. Mahalaya is basically observed seven days before the Durga Puja, marks the advent of Durga, the goddess of Supreme power. This day is generally referred to as Pitru Paksha ends and it marks the beginning of Devi Paksha. It is also said that worshippers do tarpan to remember their forefather.
The main significance of Mahalaya-
It is said that Mahalaya is celebrating as the day of invocation, especially by Bengalis. In 2018 Durga puja starts on October 14 and Mahalaya marks goddess Durga’s advent in her battle against evil. It is also known for the end of evil Mahishasur that what the devotees pray for the deity’s invocation on earth and for her blessing.
Marks the dates in Calendar for Durga Puja:-
In this year 2018 Durga Puja starts on October 14th which is Panchami and end with the culmination of celebrations of Bijaya Dashami which is on October 19th.
8th October 2018 – Mahalaya
14th October 2018 – Maha Panchami
15 October 2018- Maha Sashti
16 October 2018 – Maha Saptami
17 October 2018- Maha Ashtami
18 October 2018- Maha Nabami
19 October 2018- Bijaya Dashami