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.
Beautiful decorations, festive spirit and a divine experience – pandals in Bhubaneswar have everything on offer for the devotees stepping out of their homes this Durga Puja, thanks to the lifting of pandemic restrictions. As in all the pandals the face of Maa Durga has been unveiled, it's time to discover the precise work of the artisans with which the glory of the Goddess has been handcrafted. Take a quick tour of the puja mandaps in the city.
Yes, of all the Indian cities Kolkata witnesses a grandeur visual spectacle during Durga Puja every year. But Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar is not far behind when it comes to exuding the grandiose way of celebration of the Hindu festival. Here's a quick glance into some famous puja pandals in Bhubaneswar that pandal hoppers would love to visit.
Ahead of the much-awaited Durga Puja, this Kolkata pandal came up with something unexpected.
Festivities are set to make a grand comeback this Durga Puja after a two-year hiatus. Devotees across the country are geared up to bring back the revelry which had disappeared post outbreak of an uninvited pandemic. Here’s a glimpse into the preparations underway for Dussehra.
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.
Rourkela: Three unidentified women purportedly snatched away a gold chain from an elderly woman inside a Durga Puja pandal in Rourkela, the video of which was captured in a CCTV camera. According to sources, the sector 15 Durga Puja pandal which is one of the major crowd pullers during festive season in the steel city […]