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Goddess Durga who is omnipresent as the universal mother
Durga puja mood starts off with the Mahishasuramardini
Durga puja mood starts off with the Mahishasuramardini – a two-hour radio programme
It is a popular belief that Devi arrives and departs in some form of transportation which predicts the lives of people for the coming year. There are various forms like Palki, Nouka (Boat), Ashwa(Horse), Gaj (Elephant),etc. each having its own significance. For eample the departure by horse signifies devastation as was the case in early day's after any war. Coming by boat signifies natural gifts like a good harvest.
Mahalaya marks the start of the 'Devipaksha' and the end of the 'Pitri-paksha'.