Day: September 12, 2017

Mahalaya

Mahalaya, which marks the beginning of Devi-Paksha and the end of the Pitri-Paksha (the Shradh or the mourning period) is an auspicious day for Bengalis, who celebrate it with much enthusiasm. Mahalaya is observed seven days before the Durga Puja. This day also holds a special meaning for Hindus, who perform the ritual of Tarpan (offering). Men […]