Goddess Durga is considered to be the idol of power, and she is addressed as ‘Maa’ by devotees. Durga Puja is celebrated in the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Assam, Tripura, Nagaland and others with much pomp and fervor.

As per the Hindu calendar, Mahalaya is celebrated a week before Durga Puja celebrations begin. Mahalaya is marked on the last day of Pitru Paksha, which is being observed on Wednesday, October 6 this year. Mahalaya is believed to be the arrival of Goddess Durga to Earth from Kailash Parvat with her divine powers. Durga Puja 2021 will begin on October 11 and end on October 15 with Dashmi or Dusshera.

The day of Mahalaya is celebrated by listening to the Mahishasuramardini composition at the crack of dawn has also been one of the Durga Puja ‘rituals’ especially among Bengali households. People also share wishes and greetings to their near and dear ones on this day. Hence, on this day we’ve listed some of the best wishes and greetings on Mahalaya to share with your loved ones. Take a look!

Shubho Mahalaya wishes:

  • Here’s wishing one and all a very blissful Mahalaya Amavasya.
  • May Maa Durga’s blessings remove all obstacles from your life as she removes the darkness from the universe on this auspicious day. 
  • May this Durga Puja bring joy and prosperity to all aspects of your life! Shubho Mahalaya 
  • Rupam dehi,
    Jayam dehi,
    Yasho dehi,
    Diswo jahi!
    May Maa Durga’s homecoming fill Earth with new hope and joy, this Mahalaya!  
  •  May this festive season brightens your days and nights.
    May it add colour and make your life more bright.
    May it amply remove all worries from your life, and give you strength to face every strife.
    Shubho Mahalaya!
  • May Maa Durga’s blessings remove all obstacles from your life as she removes the darkness from the universe on this auspicious day. 
  • With the blessings of Maa Durga, may you achieve success in all your endeavours. Shubho Mahalaya to you and your family!
  • Durga Puja infuses our hearts and minds with positivity and zeal to keep moving ahead with happiness. Shubho Mahalaya!
  • May all your miseries end, and you have a lovely life ahead. Mahalaya wishes to you!

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