Devotees across the country celebrate Mahalaya, offer prayers

Hindus pay homage to their ancestors

Guwahati: Devotees offer prayers on the bank of Brahmaputra river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Guwahati, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. ‘Mahalaya’ is celebrated at the end of ‘Pitru Paksha’, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. (PTI Photo)
Varanasi: Devotees offer prayers at Ganga ghat on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Varanasi, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. ‘Mahalaya’ is celebrated at the end of ‘Pitru Paksha’, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. (PTI Photo)
Kolkata: Devotees perform ‘Tarpan’ ritual on the bank of Ganga river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Kolkata, Thursday, Sept 17, 2020. ‘Mahalaya’ is celebrated at the end of ‘Pitru Paksha’, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: Devotees perform ‘Pind Daan’ on the bank of Ganga river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Kolkata, Thursday, Sept 17, 2020. ‘Mahalaya’ is celebrated at the end of ‘Pitru Paksha’, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: Devotees perform ‘Tarpan’ ritual on the bank of Ganga river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Kolkata, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. ‘Mahalaya’ is celebrated at the end of ‘Pitru Paksha’, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: Devotees perform ‘Tarpan’ ritual on the bank of Ganga river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Kolkata, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. ‘Mahalaya’ is celebrated at the end of ‘Pitru Paksha’, a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

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