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Durga Puja Odisha
Odisha Invokes Goddess Durga On ‘Maha Sasthi’; Saptami Rituals Held At Shakti Pithas

Bhubaneswar: It is that time of the year when people in Odisha are dipped in spirituality to welcome Devi Durga. On the occasion of ‘Maha Sashthi’ today, the ‘bilwa barana’ rituals were performed at puja pandals across Odisha. As official sources, special arrangements have been made by puja organisers in the Twin cities of Cuttack […]

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Dussehra: Twin City gears for ‘green’ immersion ceremony

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: After ten days of Durga Puja festivities, it is now time to bid adieu to goddess Durga. Elaborate measures have been undertaken by the puja committees as well the administrations of the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for the immersion ceremony tomorrow. In a bid to prevent water pollution, several artificial ponds have […]

Thick blanket of security for immersion ceremony in Twin City

Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police has made elaborate security arrangements as lakhs of devotees from different parts of the State are expected to turn up for the bhasani (immersion ceremony) of Goddess Durga that is observed in a grand manner in Cuttack. All the roads leading to Devigada, the immersion ghat in Cuttack, have already started […]

Vijayadashami celebrations underway, Ravana Podi in evening

Bhubaneswar: Vijayadashami, a celebration of victory of good over evil, is being observed across the State today. Since morning devotees are making beeline to Durga mandaps and temples to seek blessings of the Goddess. As per traditions, ‘aparajita’ puja, Dashami puja and Somanath rituals of Goddess of Durga followed by Purnahuti will be performed today. […]

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Dussehra: Maha Navami puja of Goddess Durga performed

Bhubaneswar: All roads led to puja pandals as Maha Navami ritual of Goddess Durga was performed today. Amid blowing of conch and ‘hulahulis’, Navami ‘homa’ was performed at the puja pandals. The special rituals of 16 offerings or ‘Shodasopachar puja’ were conducted earlier in the morning. At the shrines across the State, Dashami Puja of […]

Rain dampens festive mood on Mahashtami

Bhubaneswar: The festivities on the occasion of Mahashtami were affected due to the heavy rains that lashed several parts of Odisha on Thursday. As the revelers mostly prefer to visit puja pandals during the day time to avoid the rush during evening hours, the rains in the afternoon in Puri affected the visitors’ turnout. “There […]

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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 […]

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Traffic regulation for Ravan Podi, idol immersion in capital city

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today announced the traffic regulation in the capital city for Ravan Podi on Tuesday evening as well as immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga tomorrow. Talking to media persons here, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said the traffic regulation for Ravan Podi at Saheed Nagar and Nayapalli would remain in force from […]

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Rise of the Pandal Enterprise

By Bikram Keshari Jena The Rasulgarh Durga Puja Pandal inadvertently enjoys a vantage point with a large ribbon of concrete and asphalt running across its face. Seen from the Rasulgarh flyover bridge, the Pandal’s view is panoptic for the beholder and the vista is intriguing for the inquisitive. If the grandiose and craftsmanship of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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