In this video, watch West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee matching steps with a group of tribal dancers at the grand carnival in Kolkata as part of Durga Puja celebrations.
Covid or no-Covid era, millenium city Cuttack never leaves any stone unturned to make Durga Puja festival an occasion of pure glitter. It is here that the popular adage, all that glitters is not gold (and silver), literally is proved wrong. The city dazzles with gold and silver filigree works every year at the puja pandals and is well-known across the country for its royal celebrations. As devotees are set to bid adieu to Maa Durga, take a virtual tour of the pandals to catch a glimpse of the deity for one last time before the final ritual of idol immersion.
Various puja committees have made massive arrangements for a grand immersion ceremony
Chandrachur Goswami, the principal organiser of the Durga Puja conducted by the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha at Kasba in South Kolkata.
Durga Puja Pandals & Idols Of Cuttack City
Durga puja in the Cuttack city is famous for umpteen reasons. However, one lesser known fact, which has been a part of the century-old tradition associated with Durga Puja, is the use of flags during the immersion ceremony.
Different puja committees take out flags of different colours, symbols with special mentions on it helping people identify the idols.
The married women celebrate ‘Sindur Khela’ as they believe it symbolises the power of womanhood that will bring good fortune for them and long life for their husbands.
Due to continuous downpour, the puja pandals, there were expecting heavy crowds, witnessed a poor footfall on Navami.
A Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata depicted the Mahisasura idol (demon) with an appearance similar to that of Mahatma Gandhi.
Kumari Pujan is an important ritual celebrated on the occasion of Maha Navmi in the state of Odisha where nine young, beautiful girls are worshipped. These girls are believed to be incarnations of Goddess Durga.
73-year-old patriarch, missing for over 15 years now and presumed dead, had been found near Kolkata, nearly 1,200 km away.
Despite incessant rainfall triggered by a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, the puja organisors ensured that the traditional rituals at pandals are conducted as per the vidhi and auspicious muhurat today.
Kali Bari literally means Goddess Kali’s abode or house. In the name of Kali Bari Samiti, there are committees across the nation, associated with Bengalis.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed against Goswami at the local Kasba Police Station.