Friday, September 18, 2009

Mahalaya observed

JORHAT, Sept 18: The crowd was sparse as few people ventured out to join the Mahalaya festivities due to rainfall here this morning. There was Bhagwat Path and singing of Bhajan at the Marwari Thakurbari.

Mahalaya symbolizes the beginning of the Durga Puja festivities as officially the Devi Pakhya begins in the Hindu almanac. From today artisans put the finishing touches to idols and decorations of the pandals begin in right earnest. Tradition has it that the spirits of the dead visit earth on this day and a shraddha benefits all the spirits together. THE SENTINEL

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