Mahalaya-----Mahisasuramardini A video Portrayal Based on the Oratorio Invoking the Mother Goddess Durga
Script: Bani Kumar Music: Pankaj Kumar Mullick Narration and Chanting of the Slokas: Birendra Krishna Bhadra
Mahalaya, signifies the termination of Pitri Paksha and the beginning of Devi Paksha, thus ushering in the season of religious festivals.It is said that Devi Durga begins her journey from her husband's abode in Kailash to her paternal home on this day.
The glory of Durga is known from the ancient Durga Saptasati or the Chandi.It describes the incarnation of Devi Durga by the unification process of all the power of the gods and her emergence as Mahisasuramardini in the eventual fight with Mahisasura. Recitation of these slokas is known as Chandi Path and has been recited and known to combat every kind of enmity and adversity, from ages forgotten.
Since the early 1930s, homes in Bengal reverberate with the immortal verses from Chandi Kabya inthe recorded voice of late Birendra Krishna Bhadra.
This Video Portrayal is an effort to depict the saga of Mahisasuramardini, which is a beautiful audio montage of recitation in the enthralling voice of sri Birendra Krishna Bhadra, Bengali devotional songs, classical music and a dash of aroustic melodrama.