Bengalis across India today observe Mahalaya, a day when Durga starts her journey to Earth. Mahalaya marks the start of the ‘Devipaksha’ and the end of ‘Pitri-paksha’. This is in other words beginning of the traditional six day countdown to Mahasaptami which is the beginning of the Durga Puja. But traditionally there is a story that Bengalis relate to, on this day. The story of Mahishasura Mardini, which is the story of how Ma Durga vanquished the demon Mahishasura. We take you through this story in this nnis special on Mahalaya.
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