Swastika Dutta, Tiyasha Roy: Watch your favourite stars perform for Mahalaya on 17 September!
Usher in Durga Puja with these special festive programmes!
Every year in Bengal, Mahalaya marks the prelude to Ma Durga’s arrival. Durga Puja is celebrated with much fanfare and gusto in autumn, and the month before, we get ready for her and welcome her by listening to a recital of Mahisasura Mardini at dawn. This year, Mahalaya falls on September 17. ZEE5 presents a host of special events which will get you right into the festive mood. Let’s take a look at all that’s lined up!
Watch the promo for Mahalaya 2020 below:
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This year, the effects of the pandemic may have coloured our views on celebrating the traditional way, but we decided to make the most of the situation by praying to Goddess Durga and drawing inspiration from the ancient Puranas. Our scriptures tell many stories of the great goddess who saved the mortals from dangers like these. On September 17, tune into a special dance drama of the classic Mahisasura Mardini, enacted by the leading actors of our favourite Zee Bangla TV serials like Ki Kore Bolbo Tomay star Swastika Dutta, and Krishnakoli protagonist Tiyasha Roy. What’s more, it will be narrated by actor Sourav Saha, who plays the role of Paramahansa Ramkrishna in the serial Rani Rashmoni. Mahisasura Mardini will be telecast on September 17 from 5 AM to 7 AM, and will be available for streaming after that. Tune in!
Here’s a glimpse into this star-studded Mahalaya event:
Check out this behind-the-scenes clip too:
The Zee Bangla Sorbojonin Durgotsav is a special segment where the Zee Bangla family comes together for a grand Durga Puja celebration. Each of the six days of Durga Puja, from Panchami to Ashtami, will be honoured in a traditional style with dhaak (drums), dhunuch naach, bhog, and lots of fun and entertainment. Be sure not to miss it on ZEE5!
The Zee Bangla family comes together on November 1– the weekend following Bijoya Dashami. This will be a 3 hour long event hosted by a surprise celebrity anchor. There will be plenty of fun games with lots of food, as well as mind-blowing performances by popular singers.
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