Tag: Dussehra

CP imposes restriction on movement of heavy vehicles during Dussehra

Bhubaneswar: To ensure smooth flow of traffic during Dussehra in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police (CP) has imposed restrictions on movement of heavy vehicles on several roads of the Capital city. According to a notification issued by CP, the traffic restrictions will be imposed from September 26 to October 1 from 4pm to 2am. During the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dussehra draws to close amid immersion revelry

Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: The 5-day long Dussehra festival drew to a close today with the idol immersion of Goddess Durga which was marked by fervor and revelry across the State. As the twin cities of Cuttak and Bhubaneswar bid adieu to Goddess Durga, a carnival-like atmosphere gripped the cities during the immersion ceremony. An eclectic mix […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Selfie hunting was the name of the game this Puja

By Dillip Pradhan & Rasmi Ranjan Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Pray to goddess, offer worship, have ‘Prasad’ and so on are the common sights, which are almost performed by the elders at every Puja pandal. But when it comes to the adults and kids, selfie with presiding idols is must. The young pandal hoopers turn frenzied to click […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Security beefed up in twin city for immersion festival

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Security has been beefed up in twin cities for the immersion festival of goddess Durga today after four days of divine extravaganza. 30 platoons of police have been mobilised at the sensitive points in the Capital City to maintain law and order during procession. 12 top police officials, including five DCP rank officers, have […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Ravan Podi marks end of Dussehra celebration

Bhubaneswar: Marking end to this year’s Dussehra celebrations, Ravan Podi was celebrated across the state with great fanfare on Tuesday evening to observe the victory of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king of Ramayan epic, were set afire with colourful fireworks across the State. According to sources, many committees in the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dussehra with a patriotic touch

Cuttack/Rourkela/Balasore: There was a unique combination of patriotism and spiritualism during the puja celebration in cities of Odisha. This combination was found at many pandals in towns like Cuttack, Balasore and Rourkela, which has attracted eyeballs of many revellers. While the tension continues on the border after Uri terror attack and India’s surgical strike, the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
‘Living Durga' leaves visitors spellbound

By Ashadeep Mohanty Bhubaneswar: ‘Living Durga’ at a decorated Mandap has left the pandal hoppers in the capital city spellbound adding to the festive spirit of Dussehra. While other decorative and theme-based Puja pandals in the city are drawing huge footfalls in the city, the ‘living’ gods and goddesses at the Bhajan Mandap at Old […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Rain may spoil Durga Puja festivity

Bhubaneswar: Rain may play spoil sport during the five-day Durga Puja celebrations as showers are predicted till October 10 across Odisha. According to the regional meteorological department, the current rain fall is on account of a cyclonic circulation formation over North Bay of Bengal. Similar rains will continue till October 9 in Coastal and interior […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Durga Puja begins in earnest amid fervor

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Durga Puja (Dussehra) began in all earnest across Odisha today marked by religious fervor. While the Goddess Durga shrines observed Saptami (7th Day of the 10-day festival), the Sasthi Puja (6th day) ritual was carried out across puja pandals today. Mega tableaus, ostentatious pandals and gold and silver-adorned idols of the Goddess marked the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No puja in Cuttack is complete without this modern-day Baimundi

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: With Dussehra round the corner, the Millennium City that is known for its filigree work has geared up its preparation for the festival at various levels. While artisans are busy giving their last touch to the clay images of goddess Durga, the Puja committees in the city are leaving no […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Delhi chokes, records most toxic air-quality

New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and regions around it dropped severely, with Friday recording worse pollution than what it was a day after Dussehera. The Air Qaulity Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded was 361, against 331 on Thursday and 326 a day after Dussehera, all recorded “very-poor”, according to the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Festivals should inspire us to do something for society, nation: Modi

New Delhi: Festivals like Dussehra should not be a mere source of entertainment but also inspire us and give us the resolve to do something for society and the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday. He also urged the citizens to make a resolve on this day of Vijaydashmi to contribute in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Teaser poster of Balasaheb Thackeray's biopic to be out on Dussehra

Mumbai: Rahul Thackeray will be releasing the teaser poster of the biopic on his late grandfather and Shiv Sena founder-leader Balasaheb Thackeray on the occasion of Dussehra on Saturday. The film, titled “Balasaheb Thackeray”, chronicles his life through long drawn out research content and interviews. “Dussehra has always held a very important place in our […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Tension over animal sacrifice in Mathakhai Temple in Bolangir

Bolangir: Tension surfaced at Mathakhai temple, some five kilometres away from Bolangir town, after a group of tribals pressed for performing animal sacrifice at the temple. However, the move was opposed by a non-tribal group which alleged that despite the ban on animal sacrifice, the tribal group was adamant on performing animal sacrifice in the […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021