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Durga Puja

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Durga Puja: Hindu festival
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 envoy attends Durga Puja event in Beijing

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

Felt insulted at Durga Puja carnival: Bengal governor

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

After Islamic cleric slams Nusrat Jahan, BJP MP questions Mamata's silence

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 Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings on Durga Ashtami

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

Watch: Surgical Strike themed tableau at Durga Puja pandal in MP's Bhopal

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

Bihar: Flood dampens Durga Puja spirit in Patna

After Durga Puja pandals were thrown open for viewing today, the seventh 'Navratri', the footfall at many places like Rajendra Nagar and Kadamkuna was not so impressive.
DNA - Published

Mumbai: A glimpse of home for Zaveri Bazaar's karigars from West Bengal

Mainly from West Bengal, the karigars who have made Mumbai their home, make it a point to take time off to celebrate Durga Puja.
DNA - Published

Durga Puja: ISRO-themed pandal in Guwahati celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai

The pandal has been designed by Chatribari Sarbajanin Debo Pujasthan Samity.
DNA - Published

Durga Puja: 50 kg gold idol installed in Kolkata pandal

In the year 2017, the organisers of the puja had draped Maa Durga in a gold saree and in 2018 she was astride a silver chariot.
DNA - Published

Teesta on the table? Bangladesh's Hilsa to reach Bengal for Durga Puja before Hasina's visit

IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah and J P Nadda likely to visit Bengal ahead of Durga Puja

IndiaTimes - Published

'Upsets me a lot when they say Didi doesn't allow pujo': Mamata announces Rs 70 crore for Durga Puja committees

DNA - Published

Trinamool Congress to hold dharna against I-T lens on Durga Puja committees

Vehemently opposed to the idea of these committees being under the IT lense, TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly taken potshots at the Narendra Modi govt
DNA - Published

Mamata slams BJP for IT notice to Durga Puja organisers

BJP has countered saying, "Why Mamata is worried"?
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

'BJP talk of Hindu religion and then try to collect income tax': Mamata flays BJP for IT notice to Durga Puja organisers

Mamata Banerjee argued that the 'puja committees' must not be put under the income tax net.
DNA - Published

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