Invoking of Mother Goddess: Maa Durga in Mahalaya

“…The first blink of the year’s most awaited festival…”

“…Heart and soul of the Bengalis…”

Invoking of Mother Goddess: মা দূর্গা

  • The most auspicious occasion observed seven days prior to the “Durga Puja”, is an invitation to “Maa Durga” to descend on Earth, done through chanting of Mantras and singing devotional songs especially:

“জাগো তুমি জাগো”

(Jaago Tumi Jaago)

  • This day embarks the victory of the Goddess over the Mahishasura (good over evil) with a subtle chant of:

“মহিষাসুর মর্দিনী”

(Mahishasura Mardinï)

মহিষাসুর মর্দিনী”The Story

When the Demon king “Mahishasura” increased his cruelty,

The Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara (Shiva) created – Goddess Durga or ‘Mahamaya’, to end his brutality,

The deities then bestowed her with their blessings and weapons

After a strong battle, the ‘Durgatinashini’ slayed the ‘Asura’ king with her trident.

Her victory was rejoiced as the combat was fierce,

The mankind bowed down in front of the primeval source of all power, the Mother of the Universe.

য়া দেবী সর্বভূতেষু শক্তিরূপেণ সংস্থিতা ।

নমস্তস্যৈ ৩২ নমস্তস্যৈ ৩৩ নমস্তস্যৈ নমো নমঃ ॥

(Ya devi sarvabhuteshshu, shakti rupena sanksthita Namastaswai Namastaswai Namastaswai namo namaha.)

(Chandi Mantra)

মহিষাসুর মর্দিনী”
An epic composition

A mythical theme, a powerful composition, a matchless audio drama,

Best in class, scripted By Bani Kumar, and narrated by Bhadra,

Composition of the immortal Pankaj Mullick,

One of the golden serene morning air magic,

Sung by yesteryear’s famous Hemant Kumar and Arati Mukherjee, one of the many,

As the recital begins, almost immediately it manages to uplift the soul above the daily tyranny,

Followed by a chorus of invocation of the Chandi Mantra,

Mesmerizes the enchanted morning of a Bengali’s “Mahalaya”.

Wishing one and all a very

“শুভ মহালয়া এবং শুভ দূর্গা পূজো” 
“Happy and Auspicious Mahalaya and Durga Pooja”

আবার এসেছে বছরের সাজ,
মা আসছে তাই অনেক কাজ,
আমিও আসি পরে আবার,
ভালো থাকবেন..! আর থাকুক ভালো আপনার কারবার…!
(Again The Time Has Come And Mother Is About To Arrive,
Will See You Again, Take Care And May Everything Of Yours Thrive..! )

With Love

Poulomi’s Abode

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