Mahalaya is never complete without Birendra Krishna Bhadra's Mahishashura-Mardini. Here is a link for you to listen to it while waitingfor the actual radio broadcast.

Mahalaya, signifies the end of Pitri Paksha and the beginning of Devi Paksha. This isbthe day that our daughter Durga begins her journey from Kailash to her paternal home for a brief sojourn.

Since many decades now Mahalaya for every Bong has begun with the sonorous voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra. The All India Radios MAHISASURAMARDINI has been our staple since 1958 and our Durga Puja is incomplete without the 4 A.M. session of mellifluous stotra. We know a lot of Bengalis do not have access to this easily, so we thought of posting a Soundcloud link for the entire session – play it and feel the SHAROD spirit.

Birendra Krishna Bhadra
Birendra Krishna Bhadra


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