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Odisha bids adieu to Goddess Durga

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: After almost a week of Durga Puja festivities, Odisha bid adieu to Goddess Durga following the mega idol immersion ceremony on Saturday. Amid music and dance the idols were taken in a procession for immersion across the State today. Crowd in large numbers witnessed the immersion ceremony as the idols were ushered out of […]

Non-resident Odias celebrate Durga Puja in Bengaluru & Visakhapatnam

Bhubaneswar: While entire Odisha was dipped in the religious fervour of Durga Puja, non-resident Odias across the country also celebrated the festival with full vigour. Kalinga Youth Association, an organisation of the non-residents Odias in Bengaluru organised Durga Puja at Varthur that witnessed a huge footfall on Friday on the occasion of Dussehra. “We belong […]

State soaks in Vijaya Dashami Celebrations

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: ‘Vijaya Dashami’, a celebration of victory of good over evil, is being observed across the State today. Since morning devotees have been making beeline at Durga mandaps and temples to seek blessings of the Goddess. Special arrangements have been made at different puja mandaps and peethas across the state for the Vijaya Dashami celebrations. […]

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Durga Puja 2018: Odisha immersed in festive spirit on Maha Navami

Bhubaneswar: Special prayers, music of conches and ‘hulahulis’ marked the Maha Navami worship of goddess Durga and all roads led to pandals which were at their glittering best across Odisha. In Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, devotees were seen thronging pandals in numbers to offer prayers to ‘Mahishasuramardini’ on the ninth day of Navratri. After the ‘maha […]

Artisan gives final touch to Ravana idols ahead of Vijaya Dashami

Bhubaneswar: A family of an artisan in Old Town in Bhubaneswar has been busy in giving final touches to the effigies of Ravana and his brothers as the demon king is about to go up in flames on Vijaya Dashami tomorrow. Raj Kishore Mahapatra and his family have been making the idols for ‘Ravana Podi […]

Goddess’ Maha Ashtami rituals performed across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid ‘hulahulis’ and chanting of the ‘chandi path’, devotees thronged various pandals and shrines across the State to offer specials prayers to Maa Durga on the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami today. Adorned in new clothes, devotees were seen flocking the puja pandals since morning in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Balasore, Sambalpur and other towns […]

Hundreds of animals sacrificed during Chhatar Yatra in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Hundreds of animals were sacrificed as the famous Chhatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari began amid much religious fervour here in Kalahandi district. According to sources, the ‘Mundabasa’ ritual of the Goddess was performed at the temple here on Ashtami tithi today at the midnight. Later, the Goddess was taken out to Jenakhala on the […]

High security arrangements in Cuttack & Bhubaneswar for Durga Puja

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has made elaborate security arrangements in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar from today to ensure hassle-free celebration of Durga Puja. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty informed that 40 platoons of police forces along with the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), Striking Force and Quick Action Team (QAT) would be deployed in different areas […]

Traffic restrictions imposed in Bhubaneswar for Durga Puja

Bhubaneswar: With the smart city gearing up for Durga Puja celebrations, the Commissionerate Police issued guidelines imposing restrictions on the movement of heavy vehicles on several roads of Bhubaneswar. According to a notification issued by CP, the traffic restrictions will be imposed from today till October 20 from 4pm to 2am. TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS During the […]