Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival originating in the Indian subcontinent which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess, Durga. It is particularly popular in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Tripura, and Odisha, the country of Bangladesh, and the diaspora from this region, and also in Nepal, where it is celebrated as Dashain. The festival is observed in the Indian calendar month of Ashwin, which corresponds to the months of September-October in the Gregorian calendar, and is a ten-day festival, of which the last five are of significance. The puja is performed in homes and in the public, the latter featuring temporary stage and structural decorations. The festival is also marked by scripture recitations, performance arts, revelry, gift giving, family visits, feasting, and public processions. Durga puja is an important festival in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism.
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Zha Liyou attended Durga Puja celebrations held in the auditorium of the Indian Embassy in Beijing on Saturday. This is the first time that a senior Chinese official.. IndiaTimes - Published
According to sources, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was not happy with the sitting arrangement at Friday's carnival, organized by the TMC government to showcase some of the big-ticket pujas... IndiaTimes - Published
Days after an Islamic cleric criticised TMC MP Nusrat Jahan for performing Durga Puja, Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Debasree Chaudhuri has come out in support of Nusrat and.. IndiaTimes - Published
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended their greetings on the occasion of Durga Ashtami. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the 8th day of Durga Puja or Navratri... IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA
In the tableau, mannequins of terrorists and Indian Army soldiers can be seen firing their guns at each other. Some terrorists dressed in black clothes are depicted to be attacking the soldiers. DNA - Published