The miscreants targeted the women devotees and snatched their gold chains weighing around 10 grams each in just 15 minutes.
The mandaps are now reverberating with the chanting of mantas. Special rituals like ‘Homa’ and ‘Sandhipuja’ are being performed as part of ‘Sodasha Upachara’ of Goddess Durga.
Durga Puja celebrations gathered steam today with people dressed in colourful clothes thronging the pandals to get a glimpse of the Goddess.
Navratri is celebrated in the Ashwin Shukla Paksha and its 7th day is called as Saptami.
Puja Pandals are the most creative way to showcase one’s detailed culture and heritage, which also have an objective to make heads turn. And Rasulgarh Puja Committee in Bhubaneswar knew their assignment for this year’s Durga Puja.
Earlier, the concerned Zone 2 ACP had said, “We urge people to ensure that their houses are properly locked. People should also inform their neighbours as well. People also should make a call to the local police station if they are likely to stay outside for a long period during the festive season,” said the ACP.
As per the forecast, rain may start from the ‘Shashthi’ of the puja itself. However, no predictions have been released about the parts of the state that may receive rainfall on ‘Navami’ and ‘Dashami’.
The Muslim devotee, Sk Liaquddin Ahmed voluntarily came forwarded and paid Rs 50,000 so that the Goddess Durga is adorned with the gold ornaments during the upcoming puja.
Shardiya Navratri this year began on October 15 and ends on October 23. During these nine days of Navratri, nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. Each of the weapons placed in the ten arms of Maa Durga represents a particular siddhi or power, and can also be seen as the eternal embodiment of the Goddess. These weapons are shown to the devotees with wishes of strength, protection, and progress.
The auspicious occasion of Mahalaya marks the end of the Pitru Paksha, otherwise known as Shradh. Those who couldn’t offer ‘pinda' to their forefathers during the 16 days of the Pitru Paksha, are doing the same today.
As per the tradition, Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb entrusts these Brahmins to perform the Sodasha Upachar Puja of Devi Bimala inside the shrine.
A special art workshop called ‘Jol Chabi’ was organised for visually-impaired artists to welcome Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja in Kolkata on Sunday.
Rausapatna Puja committee’s ‘Glass Medha’ in this year’s Durga Puja will be the first ‘Glass Medha’ in Odisha.
Silversmiths in the city are busy fulfilling orders to make decorative filigree items that will adore the Durga Puja pandals.
The peace committee proposed to ban alcohol and DJ music in the immersion ceremony. Moreover, the committee demanded relaxation in helmet checking rules and permission for conducting melody and using loudspeakers till 12 am.