Today is Mahalaya.

September 19, 2017 2:42am CST
Today is Mahalaya. Hindus all over India, go to river Holy Ganges and pour water, til and ganges mud to the departed souls. Both pitritarpan and matritarpan are done on the day of Mahalaya. It is a day of Amabasya. It is the beginning of Bengalis festival Durga Puja.
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@mandala100 (25004)
• Hong Kong
19 Sep
@sathviksouvik Thank you for this information my friend.
19 Sep
Thanks Peter it is a very sacred day for the Hindus.
@mandala100 (25004)
• Hong Kong
23 Sep
@sathviksouvik Alright my friend and I'll catch you later on.
23 Sep
@mandala100 Thanks Peter, happy durga puja.
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@gauti2483 (616)
• India
19 Sep
I know this festival, it very old festival for Hindu religion
19 Sep
Thanks Gautam Kumar, for Hindus, Durga Puja, Navaratri all had begun today.
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• India
19 Sep
@sathviksouvik your welcome and happy durga puja to you
19 Sep
@gauti2483 Thanks Gautam Kumar, happy durga puja, navaratri to you.
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
19 Sep
In our state, we do this on a different date. However, I am glad to know that how other people who belongs to a different state follow this custom.
20 Sep
Thanks Sreekalaji, in Kolkata Durga Puja has begun. It will continue till Bijoya Dashami the date when Navratri and dusehra also end.
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
20 Sep
@sathviksouvik Yes, I have seen it already, here also people belongs to Bengal celebrate it widely.
20 Sep
@Sreekala Thanks Sreekalaji yes Durga Puja has started. It is celebration time in Kolkata.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
19 Sep
Interesing Dr and a great photo too! The Ganges is such a big river!! Happy Mahalaya.
20 Sep
Yes Ocean, just like many ancient civilizations that developed beside river valleys of Indus, Nile, Tigris, etc., in India ancient cities like Kolkata, Varanasi, Allahabad developed beside Gangetic plains.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
20 Sep
@sathviksouvik Thanks Dr for all that history I love it
@Tracy04 (10696)
• Malaysia
22 Sep
I had a good read. Thanks for sharing
22 Sep
Thanks Tracy happy durga puja.
@ilocosboy (31655)
• Philippines
19 Sep
Did you go also
19 Sep
Yes Ilocosboy, I gave my puja in the holy Ganges today.
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