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I was blacked out at govt’s Puja Carnival, pained by insult: WB Governor kicks up row

BJP backs Dhankhar, says Mamata govt has no respect for constitutional posts; TMC calls Governor’s remark ‘unfortunate’, ‘unbecoming’ of Head of the State

Elderly couple pandal-hopping during Durga Puja is melting hearts online

Both of them, dressed in their festive attires, were fitting right in with the fervour and enthusiastic people around them.


Mumbai: Four drown in river during immersion

According to Kalyan taluka police, the deceased were identified as Rupesh Pawar (23), Vishwas Pawar (24), Siddhesh Parte (24) and Sumit Wayadande (25).

Kolkata: With bike stunts & dhunuchi dance, puja carnival to continue on Red Road

More than 80 Puja committees from across the state will take part in the carnival, said sources.

Delhi: Day after idol immersion, clean-up drive begins at 89 artificial ponds

At the Kalindi Kunj site, trucks loaded with the idols and filled to the brim with people kept pouring in even on Wednesday. A couple of police officers sat at the site, ensuring order as groups danced and celebrated the festival to drumbeats and music.

Durga Puja 2019: Sindoor Khela and other Dashami rituals

Want to know what happens on Dashami -- the last day of Durga Puja? Read on.


Vijaya Dashami 2019: Bijaya Dashami Wishes Images, Photos, Status, Quotes, Wallpapers, Messages, and Pics

Happy Bijaya Dashami (Dussehra, Vijayadashami) 2019 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, Messages, Photos: Vijayadashami or Dussehra, marks the end of Navratri and Durga puja festivals. This year it will be celebrated on October 8 this year. Celebrate this day by exchanging these wishes with your friends and loved ones. 

Ramleela 2019: The gender-bending men who bring mythology to life

Men of many acts: If we go back in our history, the trend of men playing female roles for acts like Ramleela has been a constant, spilling over into contemporary times.

Kolkata household worships Muslim girl in Kumari puja

The Dutta family have been holding Durga Puja in their residence since 2013, but this year they decided to move away from tradition to send a message of "inclusiveness and communal harmony".

Maha Navami 2019: Durga Navami Date, Puja Vidhi, Timings, Significance and Importance

Durga Navami (Maha Navami) 2019 Date, Puja Vidhi, Timings: On this day, the Goddess is worshipped and celebrated as 'Mahisasuramardini', meaning the slayer of the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

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

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

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

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

Durga Puja celebrations: Kajol, Nusrat Jahan and others

Kajol, mother Tanuja and sister Tanishaa Mukerji got together for the Durga Puja celebrations. Nusrat Jahan and television actor Charu Asopa Sen also shared their Puja look. Scroll to see all.

Bombay Durga Bari Samiti welcomes eco-friendly Durga idol this year

Keeping in mind the amount of pollution that is created during immersion, the Bari Samiti will worship an eco-friendly idol this year.

Grand Durga Puja at Khelat Chandra Ghose's palace in Kolkata

Pathuriaghata Khelat Ghosh Bari Durga Puja is almost 170 years old.


From Kumortuli to Pujo Pandals: The men who transport Durga idols

The workers, most of them poor farmers and daily labourers, act as a bridge between the idol makers and worshipers in Kolkata.

Days before Ganesh Chaturthi, a vist to Kumartuli, Kolkata's potter colony

Kumartuli, the idol-making hub of Kolkata is gearing up for the upcoming festive season. From Ganesh Chaturthi to Vishwakarma Puja and Durga Puja, it is now the busiest moment of the season.

Meet Kumartuli's oldest idol maker: 'Will remain an artist till my last breath'

Durga Puja and Kumartuli have somehow become complementary to each other. Year after year, the artists here make the idols, with some of them having dedicated their lives to this profession. This 73-year-old man, Samir Pal, is one of them. A photo essay by Shashi Ghosh

Glimpses of Kolkata on Mahalaya ahead of Durga Puja

One of the most anticipated festivals, Durga Puja begins with Mahalaya. The day marks the beginning of Devi-Paksha and end of Pitru-Paksha and is looked forward to by Bengalis all across the universe with a lot of anticipation and zeal.

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Dancing to the beats of a dhak with a Dhunuchi

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

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


Durga Puja 2017: Five Unique Pandal Themes To Watch Out For

It is that time of the year again. The roads have been decked up, little-known alleys have lit up and the air is thick with palpable anticipation. The countdown to Durga Puja is almost over and Kolkata, among other cities, is leaving no stone unturned to usher in the goddess in all her glory. This […]