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From sindoor khela to visarjan: The bitter-sweet celebration of Dashami rituals in India

October 15, 2021 7:44 pm

Indian Express photographers captured the essence of the last day, Dashami, earlier today, and brought to you the mood of the people from various corners of the country

Happy Dussehra 2021: Vijayadashami Wishes Images, Quotes, Whatsapp Messages, Photos, Status

October 15, 2021 7:54 pm

Happy Dussehra 2021 Messages, Quotes, Greetings, Wishes, Status, Wallpaper: Wish your friends and family with these warm wishes.

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

October 15, 2021 7:54 pm

Happy Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2021 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Let's celebrate the victory of good over evil. A very happy Dussehra to you and your loved ones!

In Bangladesh, Durga Puja customs are more traditional, celebrations subdued

October 13, 2021 6:44 pm

Historians trace the origins of Durga Puja in West Bengal to sometime around 1757, in the months after the Battle of Plassey, when Nabakrishna Deb, the head of Sovabazar Rajbari family of Calcutta invited East India Company employee Robert Clive to pay respects and offerings at the feet of the deity. But this might just be half the story

Durga Puja 2021: In pandemic, some childhood nostalgia and a strange disenchantment

October 13, 2021 12:17 am

Bengalis are so protective of their culture, it is unfathomable that Durga Puja can ever be scaled-down. So confident we are of celebrating the festival year after year that we even have the adage, 'Aashche bochhor aabar hobey' (come next year, we will celebrate again)

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

Durga Puja 2021: In Kolkata's 66 Pally Puja, priestesses invoke the Goddess, challenge patriarchy

October 12, 2021 9:11 pm

Usually done by priests, the Durga Puja at 66 Pally made the conscious decision of having priestesses over to preside over the ceremonies

Durga Puja: Bengal celebrates 'Mahasaptami' with customary rituals, revellers throng pandals

October 12, 2021 4:24 pm

However, Covid-19 protocols went for a toss at most places, as people were seen thronging pandals in the city and neighbouring Salt Lake, doing away with sporting face masks and maintaining social distancing

Durga Ashtami 2021: Puja vidhi, muhurat timings, mantra, and samagri

October 12, 2021 11:12 am

Durga Puja 2021: Durga Ashtami is considered to be one of the most important days of Durga Puja.

Bengal's tourism industry eyes revival this Durga Puja

October 11, 2021 3:54 pm

According to industry sources, bookings for trips during Durga Puja are in full swing amid fears of a possible third wave of the pandemic


Durga Puja 2021: Dhakis drum their way to Kolkata for the festivities

October 11, 2021 5:41 pm

Durga Puja celebrations are made more fun and interesting with the presence of dhakis, who come from the rural, semi-urban corners of West Bengal, and take part in the budgeted celebrations in Kolkata and many other cities.

Durga Puja 2021: A look at the preparations ahead of the festival

October 06, 2021 9:00 pm

Durga Puja is one of the biggest Hindu festivals in the country. With days left for the festival, here's how preparations are underway

Durga Puja 2017: Beautiful photos of 'Sindoor Khela' celebrations in Kolkata

September 30, 2017 7:54 pm

On Vijayadashami, the last day of Durga Puja, married women celebrate their status of being married by playing with sindoor or vermillion. Here are a few pictures of the ritual.

India celebrates Vijaya Dashami

October 03, 2014 4:09 pm

People continue to celebrate Durga Puja across India on the last day of the festival.