Though it is a 10-day festival, the actual Puja revelry usually begins on Shashthi and lasts till Dashami.
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During the auspicious period of Navratri, people observe austere measures like fasting and worshipping of the Goddess to obtain the grace of the all-feminine power.
Preparations for Durga Puja are in full swing as festival inches further closer. Artisans across the country are busy giving finishing touches to idols of Maa Durga that will be installed at various puja pandals. For them, designing and moulding the clay statues with finesse is the only and best way available to them to express the grandeur of Goddess.
One of the most famous tales is Lord Shri Ram offering prayers at this Shakti Peeth before constructing Ram Setu. While Chandipath is done once a day at other Shakti Peeths, the same ritual is done twice a day at Maa Ramchandi Peeth.
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.
Bhagwat said efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the domain of defence and security and to become up-to-date with newer concerns like cyber security must be ramped up.
Women Perform Sindur Khela At South Kolkata Ahead Of Idol Immersion.
B-town is celebrating Durga Puja in style. Catch celebrities offering worship at Durga Puja Pandal in Mumbai.
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.
The cyclonic circulation that was persisting over East Central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has turned into a low pressure area. The weather update was shared by the Bhubaneswar Centre of the India Meteorological Department through a tweet.
In a major development, the rituals for the ensuing Kartik Month in Srimandir was finalised by the Chhatisha Nijog Meeting on Monday.
In view of prevailing pandemic and anticipated rush during observance of Durga Puja special precautions are being taken at temples and places of worship. The Puri Srimandir will remain closed for the devotees on the occasion of Durga Puja on October 15.
Gift is a device to create an unethical bonding; it creates an obliging clientele. Therefore, terming the payment of Dearness Allowance (DA) by Odisha government as puja gift is likely to dent objectivity of the government employees.
Keeping in mind the chances of large scale public gathering and congregation, the Odisha government had announced extended night curfew in the twin cities Bhubaneswar & Cuttack.