From early five o’ clock in the morning, Mahalaya i.e. the “agomoni” of Goddess Durga has begun.
Bengalis from all around the world are celebrating Mahalaya now. Plays on the legend of the slaying of the demon “Mahishashur” by Goddess Durga is being conducted in each and every place in West Bengal, India. Durga puja is the main time of festivities for Bengalis and Mahalaya is the beginning of the Durga Puja.
A whole lot of television channels have are showing programmes throughout the day, showing the significance of Mahalaya.