Pitru Paksha

It is from this day that the Durga Puja fever begins. Durga Puja starts from the seventh day after Mahalaya and ends on the tenth day of Dashami or Dussehra.

Idols of Goddess Durga are transported to various pandals from this day, with the onset of the last round of preparation for the grand festival.

Pind Daan is a ritual of offering cooked food to the crows. These birds are believed to be the representatives of Yama (God of Death) or agents of the dead.