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Monday, October 26, 2020

Kolkata Durga Puja


Kolkata Durga Puja pandal features life-size statue of Sonu Sood, migrant workers

October 23, 2020 9:43 am

Appreciating 'such a beautiful idol', Sonu Sood also shared a video message on Instagram.

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.

Kolkata: ‘Secular’ Durga Puja pandal leads to social media outrage, triggers complaint

October 06, 2019 7:35 pm

The puja organisers have claimed that their theme this year, "Amra ek, eka noye (we are together not alone)”, is aimed at spreading peace among religions.

Kolkata: BJP to reach out to central ministers for Durga Puja inauguration, TMC unfazed

July 20, 2019 4:17 am

“We are holding talks with some of the puja organisers to bring Amit Shah ji and other central ministers to inaugurate Durga pujas here. We have been asked by our central leadership to focus on Durga Puja to reach out to the people,” said state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu.

VIDEO: A Durga Puja flashmob took flyers by surprise at Kolkata airport

October 02, 2017 10:43 am

In the video a group of women can be seen, dressed in traditional attires, dancing gleefully at the Kolkata Airport. Flyers in Kolkata were in for a sweet surprise when they witnessed women dancing to the beats of dhaak and joyfully celebrating the spirit of Durga Puja.

Will miss Puja most: Gov tells ministers

July 03, 2014 8:33 am

The Governor was also seen speaking with minister Firhad Hakim and MP Derek Obrien for some time.

When home is a strange place

October 13, 2013 12:06 am

Back in the state for a five-day visit,they say the distance is now unbridgeable.

President Mukherjee set to offer prayers to Durga at family home

October 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Mukherjee will take part in all puja rituals,acc to his family and district administration.


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.


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.