Festive spirit has gripped the tinsel town on the occasion of Mahalaya that marks the beginning of Durga puja on Monday. While Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu is all nostalgic, fellow Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza and Shreya Ghoshal are excited to welcome goddess Durga.

Bipasha Basu and Dia Mirza 

Here's what the stars have tweeted:

Bipasha Basu: Shubho Mahalaya! Durga Ma the goddess of supreme power is here...Childhood memories swamp me! Getting nostalgic! Durga Pujo begins...Durga Durga.

Dia Mirza: Shubho Mahalaya.

Lisa Ray: Today is Mahalaya, the day Ma Durga descends from the mountains. A time to invoke feminine Shakti, and respect the feminine spirit in us all.

Shreya Ghoshal: Shubho Mahalaya. Listening to Mahalaya songs by Birendra Krishna Bhadra and waiting for sunrise. Such a beautiful feeling, welcoming goddess Durga.

Pritam Chakraborty: Devi paksha starts with Mahalaya...Start of Navratri.

Rhea Chakraborty: Shubho Mahalaya! Today is the day Maa Durga descends from the mountains. It's a day to absorb her feminine energies.

Aishwaryaa R.Dhanush: Welcoming the goddesses home again...the tradition rich navarathri begins! Poojas and prayers galore. #ShubhoMahalaya.