Navratri (Navaratri, Navratra) begins from tomorrow, Friday, October 8, 2010. Fortnight long Shraddh Paksh (Pitri Paksh) has ended today. Ashwin Krishna Amavasya, the last day of he Pitri Paksh is known as Mahalaya. Bengali people observe Mahalaya with great enthusiasm.
Hindu community paid homage to their ancestors during these days. Normally they do not organize any auspicious event during these days.
Navratri begins with joy. Hindu community celebrates this festival by worshiping Nav Durga. Durga Puja is the biggest festival in West Bengal state in India.
I have written few articles about these festivals. Please click below to view those.
Festival of India: Shraddh Paksh: Pitri Paksh
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