Women Perform Sindur Khela At South Kolkata Ahead Of Idol Immersion.
Like elsewhere, Durga Puja is a low key affair in Cuttack this year as well. Here is a slideshow of the pandals from the millennium city.
Cuttack usually is jam-packed during this time of the year for the pious Durga puja fest, but alike 2020, in 2021 too the city witnessed low-key celebrations on Sasthi Puja, Saptami, Maha Astami, Nabami and similar empty-streets scene is expected on Dussehra as well, courtesy the never-ending pandemic. The millennium city is quite famous for the huge silver backdrops and the magnitude of ornaments used to decorate Goddess Durga. Alas, the idol height this year has been capped at 4-ft, which consequently has reduced the decorative items. Take a look at some of the pandals that are a must-visit.
Bollywood actress Kajol was recently spotted in Mumbai, while celebrating Durga Puja with family and friends. The actress looked radiant in a pink saree, as she graciously posed for the shutterbugs.
But the diversity of practices in these Peethas and the numerous facets of the divine feminine Goddess archetypes who preside the every nook and corner, from a nondescript village to metropolitan town in the State, is what make it a thing of beauty.
On the occasion of Maha Saptami, artist Sudarsan Patnaik created a sand sculpture of Goddess Durga with sea shells in Puri Sea Beach of Odisha. Watch video
With a view to curb the spread of Covid-19 during the festive season in Odisha, Commissionerate Police has beefed up preparations and security arrangements.
The festive season is here. Durga Puja and Navratri will be celebrated with much pomp and splendour in different parts of the country. Devotees will be worshipping different forms of Goddess Durga in these next few days. Preparations and celebrations have already begun, albeit with caution and fear of the pandemic.
Durga Puja celebration, though muted, is all set to have a key attraction this time round in Kolkata. A pandal in Kolkata built on the iconic Burj Khalifa is creating a lot of buzz.
The Durga Puja will be celebrated from October 13 to October 15, 2021. "It is hereby directed that congregation for the celebration of Durga Puja and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public within BeMC area," a notification issued by the civic body read.
As per model forecasts, a low pressure system will form close to Andhra Pradesh coasts on and around October 9. Given that monsoon mojo will be back in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman seas by the time, heavy rains likely in Odisha
Odisha braces up for Durga Puja, the celebrations of which will remain low-key for second consecutive year due to Covid restrictions. Like last year, there will be no gold and silver tableaus in the silver city Cuttack which has left the artisans in despair.
The atmospheric pressure of the Bay of Bengal will rise to 1008 Mb in the next 72 hours preventing formation of any fresh low pressure area for the next 120 hours. But monsoon is now strong over the Andaman sea. Ready to host a LOPAR during Durga Puja