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The land of goddesses: Why Durga is key to understanding Bengal

March 01, 2021 11:55 am

Worship of the feminine form and in particular the celebration of Durga has deep historical roots in the Bengal region.

Kolkata: 3 Durga idols shifted to gallery

October 30, 2020 3:29 pm

The three Durga idols will be kept at the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority gallery in Rabindra Sarobar area of the city.

Durga Puja pandal: To retell lockdown tale, ‘migrant mother’ idol to go to museum

October 30, 2020 8:52 am

The idol of the deity as a migrant mother, with a toddler (Kartik) in her arms, made headlines. Trailing the deity were her two daughters — one with a baby owl in the crook of her arm (Lakshmi), and the other caressing a swan (Saraswati).

‘Mark yourself safe from BJP’ drive a success: TMC

October 29, 2020 3:03 pm

The website,, has already seen more than five lakh people “mark themselves safe”. This is modelled on the “safety check” feature made available to Facebook users during natural calamities.

Improving recovery rate nullifies high daily Covid-19 caseloads during Puja

October 28, 2020 10:52 am

West Bengal recorded 20,496 Covid-19 cases since October 22 — the first day of the five-day Durga Puja festival — but the rising recovery rate blunted the increase in cases. In the same period, the recovery rate improved from 87.44 per cent to 87.76 per cent.

Subho Bijoya Dashami 2020: Wishes, Images, Messages, Status, Quotes, Wallpapers, and Photos

October 26, 2020 4:27 pm

Subho Bijoya Dashami 2020 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Wish your friends and family with these special wishes

Happy Durga Navami 2020: Maha Navami Wishes Images, Quotes, Whatsapp Messages, Photos and Status

October 25, 2020 7:39 pm

Happy Durga Navami (Maha Navami) 2020 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Wish your loved ones on the auspicious occasion.

Happy Durga Navami 2020: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos and Pics

October 25, 2020 7:39 pm

Happy Durga Navami (Maha Navami) 2020 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Just like Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami is also one of the most significant days which begins with a holy bath, following which devotees offer their prayers to the deity

'Puja will be complete when Durgas on the road reach home': Artisans in Kolkata

October 24, 2020 6:26 pm

If Durga Puja is about homecoming then the celebrations have to wait.. If the festival is about the hope for resurrected morality, then for now the festive spirit has run dry. For now humanity is endangered.

Festive cheer: Navratri, Durga Puja tattoos are trending despite pandemic, say tattoo artists

October 24, 2020 5:33 pm

This year, many are getting inked in the spirit of Navratri and Durga Puja, say tattoo artists


Migrant exodus, protests, Covid lockdown: Best photos by Indian Express photographers in 2020

December 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Best photos from 2020: From the devastating Cyclone Nisarga to Covid pandemic, here we present the most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year.

A bleak Lakshmi Puja: Covid robs Kolkata's Kumartuli of festive cheer

October 29, 2020 11:30 pm

Artisans at Kumartuli say they had made far fewer idols than usual this year, but are still struggling to sell them. Some of the unsold Durga idols are now being repurposed into Lakshmi idols.

A quiet goodbye: Kolkata bids Goddess adieu with Covid precautions

October 26, 2020 10:26 pm

Dressed in traditional outfits and with masks on faces, devotees, while maintaining safe distance, touched the feet of goddess Durga as chants of 'asche bochor abar hobe' (till next year) filled the air.

These are the most stunning Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata amid pandemic

October 23, 2020 9:24 pm

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic acting as a dampener for Durga Puja festivities, idol makers and Puja organisers across Bengal have kept up with the tradition of bringing unique variants of idols for celebrations this year.

Kolkata: Customers throng markets as Pujo fever trumps Covid fears

October 06, 2020 7:42 pm

With the festive season going on and Durga Puja -- the biggest festival in West Bengal - less than a month away, many market places in Kolkata are witnessing a surge in footfall amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid Covid-19, packed ghats mark Mahalaya in West Bengal

September 17, 2020 8:56 pm

Normally, celebrations for Durga Puja begin seven days after Mahalaya. In 2020, however, the much-awaited festival would be held a month after Mahalaya.

Four months to Durga Puja, why there is no rush to make idols in Kolkata this year

May 07, 2020 8:11 pm

It is likely that the lockdown will result in a muted Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata this year, but the pandals have not been cancelled as of now.

Aftermath of Durga Puja: Clean-up drive begins at artificial ponds in Delhi

October 11, 2019 9:43 am

NGT and various environmentalists have time and again raised concerns about the issue of pollution. Government reports show that the quality of water in the river has deteriorated significantly even after the immersion is over. Using materials such as plaster of paris and toxic paints has been banned.

Durga Puja 2019: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, Sara Ali Khan and more

October 09, 2019 6:59 am

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Tanuja, Tanishaa Mukerji, Mouni Roy, Ayan Mukerji and a few others were clicked at Mumbai's grand Puja pandal. Scroll to see all photos

Grand Durga Puja at Kolkata's Belu Bari

October 06, 2019 1:14 pm

For the last 250 years, Durga Maa is being worshiped at Hidaram Banerjee Road in Kolkata's Bow Bazaar.


Dancing to the beats of a dhak with a Dhunuchi

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Dhunuchi dance is commonly seen during Durga Puja, where devotees, dance to the beats of a dhak with a dhunuchi in hand. Dhunuchi is a native Indian incense burner used during aarti.

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.