Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Durga idol


Delhi Durga Puja: Colonial-era Kolkata houses, environment friendly idols ready to greet revellers

September 18, 2022 11:17 am

"The pandal will look like a traditional house of Kolkata. We are specifically focusing on the details like louvre windows and colonial-era iron locks and chains for doors," said Saurav Chakraborty, secretary, Durga puja committee

Happy Durga Ashtami 2021: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Photos, Status, Messages, and Greetings

October 13, 2021 12:28 pm

Don't let the pandemic dampen your spirits; wish your friends and family with these special messages and and make the day special

Navratri colour 2019: Take cues from Bollywood’s closet to wear green on day 6

October 04, 2019 2:02 pm

Right from Anushka Sharma and Sara Ali Khan to Kangana Ranaut, these celebs give major festive fashion vibes! Click here to see the pictures.

Gods in the making: Meet the idol makers of Delhi's CR Park

September 22, 2019 9:23 am

For the next few months, these idol makers would find themselves a home in the capital, and dedicate themselves to the services of various deities.

Shobhabazar Rajbari deity has golden makeover

September 28, 2017 1:55 pm

For a long time since Raja Nabakrishna Deb the Durga idol used to have golden colour. But, later due to financial crunch the idols get silver colour.

88-ft Durga idol to be dismantled

December 25, 2015 11:26 pm

Sudipta Kumar, who is the brother of local councillor and MMIC Debasish Kumar, clarified that his political connection had nothing to do with getting clearance for the puja easily.

Angela Merkel returns India's stolen 10th century Durga idol to Narendra Modi

October 06, 2015 5:26 am

In 2012, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) received a tip-off that the idol was spotted at the Linden Museum, Stuttgart.

Durga idol gets a digital makeover this season

September 22, 2014 10:17 am

Jodhpur Park community puja is hosting a digitally sculpted goddess Durga and her family courtesy the application of 3D printing technology on paper.

Hand that shapes the deity

October 02, 2011 2:25 am

China Pal is one of the few woman idol makers in Kolkata.

Branding the Goddess

October 02, 2011 1:38 am

The phone buzzing at an unearthly hour a week before Durga Puja is greeted with unusual patience in a household in Kolkata.


This 80-yr-old has seen famine, war, Naxal movement, and Covid. How his art taught him survival

July 11, 2021 9:18 pm

“To survive in life is like learning to make idols. If it breaks somewhere, you have to learn to remake it. The coming years will be a good time again,” Pal says.


Idols & Idol Makers of CR Park

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

As Durga Puja fevers grips North India, we trace the origin of the festival in CR Park, and the men behind the beautiful idols.