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Friday, October 30, 2020

Durga Puja pandals


Durga Puja 2020: Date, puja timings, history, significance and importance

October 23, 2020 9:51 am

Durga Puja 2020 Date, Puja Timings: The five days of Durga Puja are Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami

After Calcutta HC ban, cops hopeful of lower pandal footfall

October 21, 2020 6:08 am

“We were already distributing masks and urging people to maintain social distancing norms. With the court order, it will be easier for us to regulate the crowd now,” an on-duty police officer in Kolkata said on condition of anonymity.

At Durga Puja pandal: Sanitiser foot mat and kiosk for washing hands to greet visitors

October 19, 2020 6:36 am

The organisers said around Rs 50,000 was spent to procure and install these two equipment to ensure all Covid-19 safety norms are followed. Circles have been drawn till 500 metres on the road leading to the pandal to help people maintain social distancing.

Kolkata puja pandal's migrant worker idol bears resemblance to this 1989 painting

October 17, 2020 7:51 pm

The painting is similar to the migrant worker mother's idol at Barisha Club's pandal, who is also seen holding a child, signifying Lord Kartika.

Maha Navami 2019: Date, Significance and Importance

October 21, 2020 10:14 pm

On this day, the Goddess is worshipped and celebrated as 'Mahisasuramardini', meaning the slayer of the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

Md Ali Park Pandal: Change in venue will not affect celebration, claim organisers

September 29, 2019 5:00 am

The iconic pandal, first set-up in 1969, had been shifted to a nearby fire station after the retaining wall of a British-era reservoir in the park collapsed. Lakhs of devotees visit the pandal every year.

Funds for Pandals: SC refuses to stay govt plan to give Rs 10,000

October 13, 2018 5:16 am

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, however, issued notice to the state government indicating that it will examine the issue. Initially, the bench sought to know how the state proposed to distribute the amount.

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.

Demonetisation chosen as Durga Puja theme in Kolkata

September 20, 2017 2:04 pm

Demonetisation or 'notebandi' has been chosen as the theme by organisers of at least two community Durga Pujas in West Bengal this year. The idea to take up demonetisation as a theme came from the sufferings that the common man had to face due to the note ban.

Kolkata: Themed around note ban, small community Durga Puja gets ‘good wishes’ from Mamata Banerjee

September 13, 2017 8:45 am

Over 30,000 replicas of the banned Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes have been printed to serve as leaves of the “money tree”


Durga Puja celebrations continue in Kolkata

October 02, 2014 2:25 pm

Kolkata is busy with the hustle and bustle of the Durga Puja celebrations. Devotees are flicking to various pandals across the city to offer prayers to Goddess Durga.