Some police personnel also suffered injuries in the violence that took place on Wednesday.
The violence was reported at Rasulgarh during the immersion procession of the Rasulgarh puja committee.
Millennium city Cuttack never fails to give a visual treat to devotees during Durga Puja. This year, the city raised the bar with regal celebrations. Believed to be the birth place of idol worship in Cuttack, Balubazaar shines with a graceful Maa Durga idol.
The Ravan Podi event, which marks the victory of good over evil, was held at six places in Bhubaneswar. They were Baramunda, Jharpada, Koradakanta, Tomando, Chhatabar and Naharakanta.
At several places in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, and Rourkela, some puja mandaps held ‘Sindura Khela,’ wherein women apply vermilion on the forehead of the Goddess and then apply it on one another before bidding adieu to the Goddess.
Every year, Dussehra is celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm and joy. Along with the festivities, it has a spiritual demand for the victory of Dharma over Adharma. Our long-running traditions and rituals have various ways of showcasing the same, one of which is Ravana Dahan.
The Belgharia 17 Pally Durga Puja Committee in Kolkata chose to decorate their puja pandal with Egyptian theme this year. The Pandal comprises 66ft pyramids to camel resting on ground to adorn the theme of “Rahasya Mishar.
As per the notification issued by the Twin City Commissionerate Police, the immersion (Bhasani) ceremony will start in Bhubaneswar from 3 pm onwards tomorrow (October 25, 2023).
Police have caught 26 suspected looters after checking CCTV footage at different places. Most of them reportedly are from Bihar & Jharkhand while sources said that the gang has over 100 members.
The Saffron party claimed that people will kill scores of ‘Mahishasuras’ in BJD and the BJP will come to power in Odisha this time. Similarly, the Congress has resolved to throw both the PM Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre and Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government here in Odisha out of power.
Yesterday evening Rani Mukerji, Tanisha Mukherjee, and Sumona performed Dhanuchi at Durga Puja. Sumona surprised the other devotees with her grace and perfection.
Bakhrabad Durga puja committee in the millennium city is such a place where nationalism and patriotism has taken centre stage as the members have put ‘Bharat Mata’ on the pandal instead of Goddess Durga.
Mahisasura then attacked the three worlds of earth, heaven and hell. He didn’t even spare the Indralok, the kingdom of Lord Indra. Terrified gods approached Lord Brahma, who then went to Lord Vishnu and they all sought help from Lord Shiva.
Devotees can see a true reflection of the Kannada film at the puja pandal of the Girish Park area. Starting from the Goddess Durga to the demon Mahisashura, from side deities to walls and interiors, everything is gracefully sculpted and decorated by artisans on the theme of this much-acclaimed film.
On the occasion of Dusshera festival, in most parts of the country, the effigy of Ravana is burnt. But then again, the ten-headed demon king is worshipped in some other parts.