Tag: Odisha Durga Puja

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Drive For Peaceful Durga Puja: Cuttack Police Arrests 114 Anti-Socials Over Pending Warrants

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday informed that as many as 226 anti-socials have been arrested under a special drive against criminals to make the Durga Puja festivities this year peaceful and without incident. Informing about the development, Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh said the special enforcement drive was initiated against liquor trade, anti-socials, and warrantees […]

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Cap On Durga Idol Height: Orissa HC To Hear Case On Sept 30

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has set aside September 30 as the date of hearing of the petition challenging Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner’s order to cap the height of Goddess Durga idols for Dussehra celebrations. As per sources, the court has asked the Police Commissioner to submit an affidavit in connection with the case ahead of […]

Durga Puja Festivities Draw To A Close In Odisha With Ravan Podi

Bhubaneswar: Durga Puja festivities came to an end with the burning of gigantic effigies of demon king Ravan on Vijaya Dashami today. The event, which marks the victory of good over evil, was celebrated with much pomp and grandeur across Odisha on Tuesday. Massive security arrangements were put in place across several venues in twin […]

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Hindu, Muslims bond over Durga puja celebrations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Durga puja has always been an occasion for Hindus and Muslims to unite in Manikagada village of Odisha’s Khurda district, where people of the two faiths actively take part in the rituals during the five-day gala. For centuries, the members of the two faiths have celebrated the occasion with equal enthusiasm and fervour, said […]

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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 […]

Weather Gods to sing Autumn tune this Puja, Odisha will see few rain spells till Oct 6

Bhubaneswar: With the festival season being hardly a week away, all eyes are up on the skies and the question that rakes up one’s mind is will Odisha witness the autumn or rainy or stormy days during the Durga Puja festivities this year? Reading the mood of weather gods looks more pertinent as the Arabian […]