Durga Puja

'A grave concern': Centre says festivities behind Covid surge in Delhi, Bengal & Kerala

While Delhi recorded 5,673 new cases in the last 24 hours, Bengal repoted 37,111 active cases during the same period.

published on : 29th October 2020

'Covid cases rising in Bengal, Delhi': It could be due to puja festivities, say officials

The officials said the true impact of the celebrations could be gauged only after the coming two weeks.  

published on : 27th October 2020

Durga Puja: Five drown in West Bengal's Beldanga after boat capsizes during idol immersion

According to investigation, a boat with the idol was carrying people beyond its capacity and as a result, a portion of the floor of the boat came off because of overloading.

published on : 27th October 2020

Low visitor turnout at centuries-old Durga Puja in Kolkata

The selected people, allowed inside in strict adherence to all health safety protocols, could go up to a point near the idols.

published on : 25th October 2020

COVID-19 effect: Durga Puja restrictions deal body blow to street vendors in Bhubaneswar

The restrictions imposed on Durga puja festival in view of Covid-19 pandemic have dealt a body blow to the street vendors in the city.

published on : 25th October 2020

The neuroscience of Navratri

Then Chandi as Maha Lakshmi destroys the shape-shifting Mahishasura who represents the vanity and power of the Rajasic nature in us.

published on : 25th October 2020

Muted 'Maha Ashtami' rituals, celebrations in Bengal amid COVID scare, HC order

Some community pujas and apartments made way for offering 'pushpanjali' (flowers) to the goddess by regulating the crowd and maintaining social distancing.

published on : 24th October 2020

'Pranab Mukherjee missing': Over 100-year-old Durga Puja held at former president's ancestral house

Pranab Mukherjee  would make it a point to come to the village, around 250-km from Kolkata, during the puja days every year amid his hectic schedule as Union minister or President.

published on : 24th October 2020

Durga Puja in 1930s: When theatre, music, chess contest played out in Patna

While many old-timers still recall the musical soirees that played out from dusk to dawn in the streets in the 60s and early 70s, the memories of colonial-era puja festivities have practically faded.

published on : 24th October 2020

Of feasts and festivities

Afraid to head out for some festive special treats? Celebrate the last of Navratri and Durga Puja with these easy-to-make dishes that you can whip up at home  

published on : 24th October 2020

Clay jewellery replace gold ornaments at Cuttack pandals

A majority of puja pandals have also opted for clay clothes for the deity in place of the Pata sarees.

published on : 24th October 2020

Durga Puja in Srimandir enters final phase 

Usually every year, all the idols of Goshani and Chandi across the town converge in front of Simhadwar of Sri Jagannath temple for darshan of devotees. 

published on : 24th October 2020

All should take firm resolve to respect, empower womenfolk: President Kovind extends Durja Puja greetings

The age-old festival of Durga Puja is celebrated all over India, especially in eastern part of India for ten days, he said.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Depression over Bay of Bengal moving away, no heavy rain likely during Durga Puja days

The system is likely to move further north-northeastwards and cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts around afternoon hours, reducing the possibility of heavy downpour across south Bengal.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Assam artist creates Durga idol with expired medicines, injection vials to mark COVID impact

Sanjib Basak, has, over the past few years, come up with various innovative and eco-friendly ideas to design the idol, but this year, amid the COVID-19 crisis, he wanted to make a difference.

published on : 23rd October 2020
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