With 'Durga Pujo' around the corner, Bengalis around the globe are gearing up for the grand occasion. The festive mode was turned on, as they observed 'Mahalaya',on Monday, October 8, which marks the beginning of the most awaited festival of Bengalis. The Bengalis of the B-Town also joined the celebration as they extended their greetings, marking the special day.
Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu wished her fans and followers a very happy 'Mahalaya', as she took to Instagram and shared a video of Goddess Durga, gradually appearing on the screen as the iconic chanting of the 'Mahishasur Mardini' continued to play in the background. She captioned the post saying, "Shubho Mahalaya 🙏Durga Durga 🙏"
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On the other hand, former Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast, Sushmita Sen also extended her 'Mahalaya' wish to fans and followers. The actress who seems to be in Bengaluru at the moment for attending an event, shared a sun-kissed early morning picture of herself where the actress can be seen standing in front of a glass window. In the post, the actress praised the early morning view of Bengaluru and also shared her plan for the day.
She captioned the picture saying, "Uffff, What a sunrise!!! 💋❤️😊 lost in thought as I soaked in this magnificent view of #bengaluru early this morning 😍 Here to speak at the #target#company event!! First #gratitude then #makeup finally #showtime 👊😉😄❤️ #sharing #love #mmuuuaah 💃🏻Thank you #Sameer for capturing this moment! So me!!😊❤️ #shubhomahalaya 🙏 "
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For Bengali's the celebration of 'Mahalaya' involves an early morning get together as generally the whole family sits together at around four in the morning and listens to the chanting of 'Mahisasura Mardini' by Birendra Krishna Bhadra. The occasion signifies the end of 'Pitru Paksha', and the beginning of 'Devi Paksha', which marks the advent of Goddess Durga in her battle against the evil. Durga Pooja starts from the seventh day after 'Mahalaya' and ends on the tenth day , which is known as 'Dashami' or 'Dussehra'.
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