North East

Tripura; Mahalaya observed

September 19, 2017:   Mahalaya is being observed today in the state, marking the advent of Goddess Durga. The day also marks the end of the Pitri Paksha and beginning of the Devi Paksha in the Hindu lunar calendar.

People pay homage to their ancestors on this day, even as the All India Radio airs its celebrated and classic early morning musical, ‘Mahishasur Mardini’, featuring the mesmerizing baritone of the legendary Birendra Krishna Bhadra. People in various states of the northeast have been thronging riversides to celebrate the day.

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