When Uttam Kumar did Mahalaya?

It was broadcast on September 23, 1976 and immediately invited huge backlash from the audiences who, despite all their love for Uttam Kumar, could not take him as the replacement for Birendra Krishna Bhadra. Huge protests erupted, AIR offices were stoned and flooded with calls from angry listeners.

Who is Shashi Sinha Mahalaya?

Prosenjit Chatterjee as Shashi Sinha, Former I & B Secretary of India.

Who reads Mahalaya?

According to the scriptures, it is on Mahalaya that the ‘Pitru Paksha’, or the 16-day lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), ends – thereby beginning the ‘Devi Paksha’ (“the era of the goddess”) which the arrival of Goddess Durga, and the festival centered around her worship – Durga Puja – …

Who created Mahalaya?

Birendra Krishna Bhadra In 1931, Mahalaya was first broadcast over the radio in Akashvani, Calcutta. The programme was organised by Pankaj Kumar Mallik, Premankur Aatorthi, Birendra Krishna Bhadra, Nripendra Krishna Mukhopadhyay and Raichand Boral.

What is the story behind Mahalaya?

According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that on this day Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswar created Goddess Durga to defeat the demon king Mahishasura.It is the last day of Pitru Paksha aka Sarva Pitru Amavasya. Therefore, this day is marked as the arrival of Goddess Durga to Earth with her ultimate power.

Is Mahalaya a national holiday?

Which regions observe Mahalaya in 2022? In India, Mahalaya is a public holiday in several states. Mahalaya is celebrated on Sarvapitri Amavasya (new moon) in the month of Bhadrapada.

Is Mahalaya an auspicious day?

Mahalaya Amavasya, also known as ‘Sarva Pitru Amavasya’ is an auspicious day for Bengalis, which is being observed today, 6th October. As per the Hindu calendar, the celebrations of Mahalaya begin a week before the Durga Pooja celebrations and fall on the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha’.

In which car is Durga going in 2021?

In almost all of her portraits, Maa Durga is seen riding a lion. Lion is the ‘vahana’ or vehicle of Maa Durga. The animal also represents the power of Maa Durga.

What is Mahalaya in Bengal?

Mahalaya is celebrated as Goddess Durga defeated demon Mahishasura. It marks the end of pitripaksha also known as the fortnight of the forefathers. During these 16 days, the Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. This marks the beginning of Durga Puja for the Bengali community. Mahalaya is observed on 6 October.