Tag: Navratri

Covid Blues: No Excitement For ‘Jari Medha’ Artisans Of Cuttack This Durga Puja
Covid Blues: No Excitement For ‘Jari Medha’ Artisans Of Cuttack This Durga Puja

Around 15-20 artisans of Alamchand Bazar said that the profit they earn by making jari medha for Dusshera and other pujas like Ganesh Puja, Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja and Kartik Puja during four months of the festive season is enough to feed their families the entire year.

  • Friday, 08 October 2021
Durga Puja in Kolkata
Durga Puja, Navratri Festivities Begin

The festive season is here. Durga Puja and Navratri will be celebrated with much pomp and splendour in different parts of the country. Devotees will be worshipping different forms of Goddess Durga in these next few days. Preparations and celebrations have already begun, albeit with caution and fear of the pandemic.

  • Friday, 08 October 2021
Navratri 2021
Durga Puja & Navratri 2021: Pandemic Hits Festival Business Hard

Navratri is one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in many parts of India, particularly in Gujarat. A highlight of Navratri in Gujarat is Garba, which at times is accompanied by Dandiya.

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  • Thursday, 07 October 2021
Navratri 2018: Five food items that will keep your hunger pangs at bay

Festive season has finally arrived and many of us are still wondering how to make the best out of it while fasting. While this may appear like an uphill task, there is no need to worry at all as we bring you a list of five foods which will keep your hunger pangs at bay. […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Now learn garba with 'Dance with Madhuri'

Mumbai: The festivities in India have begun and with Navratri, everyone is all set for non-stop fun and dance grooving to the foot tapping garba beats. To match up with the festive craziness, Magic 106.4 FM has joined hands with “Dance with Madhuri” and have launched garba coaching classes. Dance with Madhuri is an online […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Deepika looks regal in first poster of 'Padmavati'

Mumbai: On the auspicious occasion of Navratri on Thursday, the makers of period-drama film “Padmavati” unveiled the first look of the film in which actress Deepika Padukone looked every inch a reigning empress. The first poster of the film shows Deepika donning a red lehenga and choli by designer duo Harpreet and Rimple, paired with […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Navratri 2020: Top Wishes, Messages To Send Your Loved Ones

Every year, there comes a period in the Pratipada Tithi, Ashwin Shukla Paksh (waxing phase of the moon) when the holy 10 day period of Navratri begins. This festive season is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil and also a time to celebrate and seek blessings from Maa Durga. The Goddess arrives in […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Navratri 2020: Special Rituals Begin At Puri Srimandir, Shaktipeeths In Odisha
Navratri 2020: Special Rituals Begin At Puri Srimandir, Shaktipeeths In Odisha

Puri/Cuttack: As the auspicious nine-day long festival Navratri kicks off on Saturday across the country, special rituals have been initiated at Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri and several shakti shrines in Odisha with compliance of all Covid-19 restrictions and without participation of devotees. It may be mentioned that temples in the State, including Srimandir have […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Odisha Decks Up For Navratri; Preparations For Durga Puja Reach Final Stages

Bhubaneswar: The auspicious nine-day Navratri festivities is being observed at major religious shrines and various Shakti pithas across Odisha amidst the COVID-19 restrictions. Most of the shrines and mandaps are now reverberating with chanting of shlokas and other mantras. Special rituals are being performed to pay obeisance to the Goddess who is worshiped in various […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Pandemic Dims Navratri 'Dandiya Raas Nights' In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Navratri and Dussehra celebrations have always been unique in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack; needless to say the twin-city comes alive with decorative lights, themed arched-gateways, and the exquisitely-designed gigantic idols during the festive season. Unlike Cuttack which remains the cynosure with intricate filigree ‘Medhas’, the State capital has a distinct space for colossal arched-gates besides […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Durga Puja: This Odisha Temple Opens Once A Year During Navratri

Paralakhemundi: There are many Shakti Peetha (shrines) in Odisha, where Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms. However, among many, the Danda Maa Durga shrine in the southern Odisha town of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district carries a special place among the devotees as it opens once a year, only during the Navratri. Every year, as […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Odisha T20 captain Govind Poddar (Left) during his family Durga Puja
Dussehra: Odisha Sports Fraternity Opts For At-Home Celebrations

With the Covid-19 induced guidelines in place this year, Dusshera is being celebrated as a low key affair. Odisha sports fraternity is not only well aware of the fact, rather they are observing Puja with extra caution. “I enjoy Puja a lot every year. However, due to Covid-19 norms in place this year there is […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Covid-19 Casts Shadow On Centuries Old Traditional 'Bali Nayak' Sport Of Nilagri

Balasore: ‘Bali Nayak’ sport of ancient Kalinga city Nilagiri, is organised during the Dussehra festival. Since the early 18th century, this sport has been an integral part of Navratri celebration in Nilagiri. Bali Nayak sport is a modern Tag alike game which is played on a ground involving two or more players’ chasing other players […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Vijaya Dashami: Odisha Celebrates Victory Of Good Over Evil

Bhubaneswar: It is the end of the spectacular ten day festival celebrating the divine feminine power of Goddess Durga. Popularly called “Dusshera”, today marks the day when Lord Rama slayed the evil King Ravana and the Maa Durga herself defeated the demon “Mahishasur”, all symbolic of the notion of good winning over evil. The festival […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021