Updated: September 17, 2020 8:27:58 am
Mahalaya 2020: Mahalaya is a Sanskrit word derived from ‘maha’, meaning great, and ‘alaya’, meaning abode. This abode is no ordinary dwelling. It is the residence of the great souls. Mahalaya is a kind of an oratorical invocation of the goddess Durga, the feminine force behind the cosmos, to descend the earth. Through the rendition of Sanskrit chants like- ‘Jago tumi jago’, Arise, o thou arise, the goddess is invoked and invited to save us from the ‘asuric forces’ (evil powers or demons) that hound us.
Mahalaya, which heralds the advent of goddess Durga also marks the beginning of ‘Devi’ paksha or phase and the end of ‘Pitra’ paksha’. Pitra paksha is a sixteen-day period of homage to ancestors. On the last day of this phase, people offer ‘Tarpan’ (prayers) in the memory of their deceased forefathers by taking a dip in the Ganges.
The traditional six-day countdown to Durga Puja starts from Mahalaya. The goddess visits the earth for only four days along with her four children, Kartikeya, Ganesha, Saraswati and Laxmi, representing — the protector, the initiator (of the puja), knowledge and the provider (respectively). But the enchanting recital of the verses heard on Mahalaya at pre-dawn hours marks the beginning of ‘Devi Paksha’.
On this auspicious occasion, here are some wishes and greetings to share with your loved ones to wish them good fortune and a Subho Mahalaya.
* Memories of moments celebrated together
Moments that have been attached in my heart forever
Make me Miss You even more this Festival
Hope this Mahalaya brings in Good Fortune
And Long lasting happiness for you!
* May Maa Durga empower u & ur family
with her Nine Swaroopa of Name,
Bhakti & Shakti.
* May her blessings remove all obstacles from your path of life as she removes the darkness from the universe on this auspicious day.
* May this festive season brightens your days and nights.
May it add colour and make your life more bright.
May it amply remove all worries from your life, and give you strength to face every strife.
* May Goddess Durga destroy all evil around you and fill your life with prosperity and happiness in this Devi Paksha.
* May Goddess Durga eliminate all your vices and brings happiness to you. Fill your life with colour of joy and virtue, and grants you peace for all your accomplishments.
* May Ma Durga grant you the strength to kill the ‘demons’ within, grant you the courage to push aside ‘evil’ longings and greed, end all your miseries and illuminate your life and soul with true happiness. Subho Devi Paksha. Subho Mahalaya!
* May this Durga puja be as bright as ever. May Ma bring in all the joy and happiness today and last for all your tomorrows. Subho Mahalaya!
* Shiuli phuler gandho,
Sada megher sari R kaash-er bon,
Dhaker bajna janan dichcheMaa -er agamon.
* Elo khusir sarat.Ektu himmer hawa.Pujor bhore dhaker aawaj.
Mayer kachey jawa.Onek khusi onek alo,
pujo ebar katuk bhalo.
Mahalayar Subhecha roilo
* Kasher Bone Laglo Dola,
Pujo Elo Oi.
Ak Bachharer Pratikha Sesh Holo Tai.
Sarod Suvechha !
* Shiuli fuler gandho niye, Mahalayar bhore…
Abar bochor paar kore pujo elo ghure…
Hok na aakash meghe dhaka, poruk bristi jhiri jhiri…
Kasher bon dichhe janan, asche maa shiggiri…
Subho Mahalaya !
* Nil Akasher Megher Vela,
Padmya Fuler Papri Mela,
Dhaker Taale Kasher Khela,
Anonde Katuk Sharodbela.
* “SAROT” meghe bhaslo vela-
“KASH” fulete laglo dola-
“DHAKER” upar porlo kathi-
“Puja” katuk FATAFATI..SUVO MAHALAYA….
* Himer parosh Mone jage,
Sab-e Jeno Natun Lage,
Aagomanir khabor Peye,
Boner Pakhi uthlo Geye,
Sisir veja Natun vore,
Elo “PUJO” Sabar Ghare…
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