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All India Radio’s special transmission for “Mahalaya 2020”

All India Radio’s special transmission for “Mahalaya 2020”

Date : 17th September, 2020 (Thursday)
Time : 0350 – 0545 IST, 2220 UTC (16th Sept 2020) to 0015 UTC (17th Sept, 2020)
* some stations have late sign in & may continue past 0100 UTC

All India Radio, Delhi will broadcast the special dawn programme “Mahishasur Mardini” on the ocassion of Mahalaya in following languages :

– Hindi/Sanskrit – on its Indraprastha & FM Gold channels. This will be relayed by all FM Gold channels and selected SW & MW stations.
– Bengali/Sanskrit – at same time on AIR Delhi Rajdhani & FM Rainbow channels and selected SW & MW stations.

All India Radio, Kolkata will also originate the special Mahalaya programme in Bengali/Sanskrit at same time which will be relayed by selected SW & MW stations .
This programme may also be relayed over concerned DRM channels,YouTube channel AIR Live News 24X7 & DTH.

“Mahishasuramardini” is a special two hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit & Bengali recitation & music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930’s. The sheer nostalgia is what makes the dawn of Mahalaya special as one of the most looked forward to Radio broadcasts. Countdown of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

Frequencies observed during past years :

SW

4810 – Bhopal
4835 – Gangtok (*)
4910 – Jaipur

MW

531 – Jodhpur
549 – Ranchi
603 – Ajmer
621 – Patna A
648 – Indore A
657 – Kolkata A
666 – New Delhi B
675 – Chattarpur
684 – Port Blair
711 – Siliguri
729 – Guwahati A
747 – Lucknow A
756 – Jagdalpur
774 – Shimla
792 – Pune (Pure DRM)
801 – Jabalpur
810 – Rajkot A
819 – New Delhi A
828 – Silchar
846 – Ahmedabad A
891 – Rampur
909 – Gorakhpur
918 – Suratgarh
954 – Nazibabad
981 – Raipur
990 – Jammu
1008 – Kolkata B
1026 – Allahabad A
1044 – Mumbai A
1125 – Tezpur
1179 – Rewa
1242 – Varanasi
1260 – Ambikapur
1296 – Darbhanga
1314 – Bhuj
1386 – Gwalior
1395 – Bikaner
1404 – Gangtok
1458 – Bhagalpur
1530 – Agra
1593 – Bhopal A

Please email your observations & receptions reports to : spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

Or,

Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

Related :

What is Mahalaya ?

https://www.wbtourismpuja.in/home/mahalaya

Eight Decades Later, the Original Mahalaya Still Unites

https://thewire.in/society/eight-decades-later-the-original-mahalaya-still-unites-bengalis-in-communion

Come Mahalaya, Birendra Krishna Bhadra’s recitation still default choice for All India Radio

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-come-mahalaya-birendra-krishna-bhadra-s-recitation-still-default-choice-for-all-india-radio-2020933

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Alokesh Gupta/Jose Jacob
DX India

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