Tag: Durga Puja

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Kolkata: Puja Pandal Gutted By Fire In Salt Lake

Kolkata: A devastating fire broke out at a Durga Puja pandal (marquee) in Kolkata’s Salt Lake locality on Wednesday. The incident took place at the Salt Lake FD Block Durga Puja pandal. No casualty was reported. Fire and emergency services rushed to the spot and doused the flames as the marquee was completely left gutted. […]

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Dussehra: Idol Immersion Concludes In Cuttack

Cuttack: The immersion of Durga Puja idols passed off as a low-key affair in Cuttack on Tuesday with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. Elaborate arrangements were made for the immersion of Durga idols in order to avoid gathering and maintain social distancing. According to sources, the idols of Goddess Durga, other gods and goddesses from […]

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Durga Puja 2020: Idol Immersion Ceremony To Be A Low-Key Affair In Twin City This Year

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The customary idol immersion ceremony of Maa Durga will be held today sans public participation in view of the Covid-19 restrictions in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. On Monday, Vijay Dashami was celebrated at several puja mandaps of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the immersion of Durga idols […]

Dussehra 2020: Low-Key Bijoya Dashami Celebrations In Bengal
Dussehra 2020: Low-Key Bijoya Dashami Celebrations In Bengal

Kolkata: The five-day Durga Puja festivities in Bengal came to an end on Monday, albeit colourful processions, which usually mark the occasion, were largely missing from the city streets, as the idol immersion ceremony was observed by just a handful of people. Dressed in traditional outfits and with masks worn on faces, devotees, while maintaining […]

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Durga Puja: Commissionerate Police Comes Up With ‘Time Slots’ For Idol Immersion In Cuttack

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Monday announced different time slots for Puja committees to conduct the immersion of Durga idols. As per sources, the Commissionerate Police has allotted four time slots- 10 am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm for the immersion […]

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Odisha Cop’s Durga Puja Wishes Advertisement With MLA’s Pic Sparks Row

Bhadrak: A police officer in Bhadrak district has courted controversy for extending Durga puja wishes through a newspaper advertisement. As per reports, the newspaper advertisement carries the photograph of Mina Bindhani, the inspector-in-charge of Banta Police Station. However, controversy has erupted over the advertisement which also carries the photograph of Bhandaripokhari MLA and symbol of […]

Durga Puja 2020: Special Navami Rituals At Bimala Temple In Srimandir Today
Durga Puja 2020: Special Navami Rituals At Bimala Temple In Srimandir Today

Puri: Special ‘Shodasha Upachar Puja’ is underway at Maa Bimala Temple on the premises of Srimandir on the ninth day (Navami) of Navratri. The temple is one of the important Shakti Peethas and the goddess is considered to be the tantric consort of Lord Jagannath. This year, Durga Puja/Navratri is a 45-day affair at Srimandir […]

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Dussehra: Odisha Sports Fraternity Opts For At-Home Celebrations

With the Covid-19 induced guidelines in place this year, Dusshera is being celebrated as a low key affair. Odisha sports fraternity is not only well aware of the fact, rather they are observing Puja with extra caution. “I enjoy Puja a lot every year. However, due to Covid-19 norms in place this year there is […]

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Divine Calling: This Odisha Village Has A Muslim Resident Organising Durga Puja For Over 3 Decades

Baripada: Kohinoor Islam has been at the forefront of the Durga Puja festivities at his village in Baripada since the last 35 years. The 65-year-old diligently supervises each and every detail of the Puja, from the selection and making of the idols to the immersions. While the Sarbajanina Saradiya Durga Puja Pandal (community puja pandal) […]

Cuttack: COVID Restrictions Dash Hopes Of Street Food Vendors This Puja Season
Cuttack: COVID Restrictions Dash Hopes Of Street Food Vendors This Puja Season

Cuttack: “Bara Masa Re Tera Paraba” (13 festivals in 12 months)… So goes the Odia proverb on the series of festivals celebrated in the culture-rich state. And no place fits into the description better than Cuttack, the ancient capital city of the State with a rich history spanning for over 1,000 years. There is a […]