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Durga Puja festival


West Bengal: 833 new Covid cases, experts blame ‘Puja rush’

October 22, 2021 4:57 am

The state also reported a positivity rate of 2.52 percent on Wednesday, up from 2.43 percent the day before.

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

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

Pune gears up to celebrate Covid-appropriate Durga Puja

October 11, 2021 4:17 pm

Anup Dutta, general secretary of the Pune Kalibari, has urged that people who are vulnerable or not vaccinated to avoid coming to the temple.

In an Agartala slum, Hindus and Muslims come together to celebrate Durga Puja, brotherhood

October 25, 2020 8:30 pm

This year, the Mollapara Durga Puja committee has cancelled cultural programmes, and is instead organising food distribution drives in their neighbourhood.

Durga Navami 2020: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Mantra, and Procedure

October 25, 2020 3:36 pm

Durga Navami 2020 (Maha Navami) Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Mantra: The day begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja

Happy Durga Ashtami 2020: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Photos, Status, Messages, and Greetings

October 24, 2020 10:25 am

Happy Durga Ashtami 2020 (Maha Ashtami) Wishes Images, Photos, Quotes, Messages, Status: The third day of Durga Puja also known as Maha Ashtami, begins with pushpanjali and aarti

Happy Durga Puja 2020: Wishes, images, quotes, status, messages, photos, wallpapers and greetings

October 23, 2020 9:50 am

Happy Durga Puja 2020 wishes images, quotes, status, messages, photos: This year, you can take part in the festive fervour virtually, and wish your dear ones a Happy Durga Puja, hoping to meet them again next year, under safer circumstances


Ahmedabad gears for Navaratri festival, practice Garba in traditional attire

October 12, 2015 8:00 am

Men and women wearing traditional attire practice Garba, the traditional dance of Gujarat state ahead of Navaratri festival.