Continuous rain and thunderstorm may hit Cachar district and spoil the excitement of Biswakarma Puja and Mahalaya 2020 which coincidentally will be on the same day. According to the weather reports, there is chance of heavy rainfall and huge thunderstorm on September 17.
The presence of ‘Asura’ (demons) like ‘coronavirus’ has already made the Durga Puja 2020 special. Moreover, it is also surprising because this time there is a gap of a month and more (35 days) between the dates of Mahalaya and Shashthi long after 19 years since 2001.
As district administration already poured so may restrictions on celebrating the day aimed COVID-19, people of Cachar is likely to have an offbeat Biswakarma Puja and Mahalaya 2020 with bad weather too.
Mahalaya 2020 can be referred as most unusual for the devotees for multiple reasons. It is already surprising to have the dates of Durga Puja celebration 35 days after the Mahalaya, while it generally comes within a week. Normally, celebrations for Durga Puja begin seven days after Mahalaya. The last time something like this occurred was in 2001 when the Durga Puja was observed a full 30 days after Mahalaya. This is unusual, Bengalis also get amazed as the Mahalaya 2020 and Biswakarma Puja is on the same date (September 17). However, the Durga Puja celebrations will be held between October 22 (Shashthi) and October 26 (Vijaya Dashami).