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Durga Puja 2020: ‘Ma Ashchey’; from Modi to Mamata, politicos and celebs lengthen needs on Mahalaya – India News , Firstpost

For those that worship Durga, Mahalaya rings within the festive flavour. Although this yr, Durga Puja remains to be a month away, eminent personalities have prolonged regards and greetings on Mahalaya by way of Twitter

Kolkata: Visitors at a group puja pandal to have fun ‘Maha Saptami’ of Durga Puja competition in Kolkata, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) (PTI10_5_2019_000238B)

Mahalaya is necessary for Hindus because it marks the start of the Devipaksha. For those that worship Goddess Durga, the day rings within the festive flavour. Although this yr, Durga Puja remains to be a month away, eminent personalities have prolonged regards and greetings on Mahalaya by way of Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrates his birthday right now, urged nation individuals to hope for “strength to overcome the global pandemic”.

“May the divine blessings of Maa Durga ensure good health and happiness in everyone’s life. May our planet prosper!” he mentioned.

Chief Minister of Bengal Mamata Banerjee prolonged her “warm regards” via various tweets. She additionally undertook a pledge referred to as the ‘Mahalaya Protishruti’ in order that the COVID-19 scenario fails to “dampen the spirit of this Durga Puja”.

She took a vow to make sure that “no one is devoid of the festivities” this yr.

Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted an image of a standard idol of Goddess Durga and wrote “Ma Ashchey”.

Popular writer and mythologist Devdutt Patnaik tweeted that individuals observing Mahalaya ought to know that Mahalaya is the “cusp between ‘Pitra Paksha’ and ‘Navaratri’ between ancestor and Goddess worship”. He went on to elucidate that since this yr there’s an adhik maas, the precise Durga Puja will happen a month later.

Another esteemed writer Dr David Frawley wrote that the “purifying kind” of Mahishasura Mardini was most wanted right now.

Official Twitter account of All India Mahila Congress additionally tweeted for the event.

Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta wrote how Maa Durga is an “epitome of women power & motherhood”.

Popular worldwide sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik posted the picture off Durga’s sand sculpture.

Writer and economist Sanjeev Sanyal shared the unique clip of Biren Bhadra’s traditional rendition of Mahishasura Mardini on Twitter.

The official handles of two of the preferred soccer golf equipment of the state, ATK Mohun Bagan FC and East Bengal FC shared their needs throughout the platform.

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