durga puja celebrations

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  • Cuttack city celebrates silver jublee of its brotherhood

    The silver city of Cuttack is famous for its craftsmanship on the ‘Puja Pandals’ in the form of silver tableaux during Durga Puja celebrations. People from all across India flock Cuttack city to witness these grand silver tableaux and to offer prayers to the goddess. Adorned with gold and silver jwellery, the idol of goddess Durga bedazzled all visitors. More than 250 to 500 kilograms of silver and around 20 kilograms of gold was put to construct the glittery backdrop of the idol. According to the locals, the idol alone adorned jewellery of about 50 kilograms, with the crown weighing about 20 kilograms. The grand and glittery celebration of Durga Puja in Cuttack is not just limited to Hindu religion. In Dargah market of Cuttack, Hindu- Muslims have been celebrating this festival for last 25 years. The people from various faiths donate generously for designing and decorating these mega tableaus on the occasion of Durga Puja. Although the numbers of Hindus in this region are lesser than the Muslims, the people celebrate all festivals with same fervour. The festival of Muharram falls around the same time with the festival of Dussehra. But the Muslim brothers keep sanctity of Hindu festival Dussehra as high as they observe Muharram

    Oct 04, 2017, 19:07 IST

  • Kolkata sex workers fight prejudice, celebrate Durga Puja

    In a bustling street of Kolkata, some women are busy offering prayers to goddess Durga, while others sit beside it on a makeshift counter handing out flyers and accepting whatever small donations come their way. These are the sex workers of Sonagachi. Ostracised by the society, the sex workers have managed to erect a marquee after five years to ensure that they celebrate ‘Durga Puja’ with gusto and not amid prejudice. ‘Durga Puja’ is an annual four-day-long festival dedicated to goddess Durga, synonymous with power and feminine force. ‘Durga Puja’ marks the victory of Durga over Mahishasura. It is believed that during the festival the goddess descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity.

    Sep 27, 2017, 20:49 IST

  • Durga Puja festival celebrated with great enthusiasm in Northeast

    The Northeast region is in the grip of festival season. The markets and temples are alive with the spirit of Durga Puja. In Agartala, the streets bore a festive look with colorful lights, intricately designed marquees and people beating drums.

    Oct 27, 2015, 13:11 IST

  • 'Durga Puja' fever grips India

    Durga Puja, also referred to as 'Durgotsava' or 'Sharadotsav', is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates worship of Hindu goddess Durga.

    Oct 14, 2015, 11:35 IST

  • The President President Pranab Mukherjee pujo

    President Pranab Mukherjee is spending four days of Durga Puja at Mirati, his native village in West Bengal. He is the chief pujari at his home and locals are flocking to participate in celebrations presided over by the president of the country. Video courtesy: NDTV

    Oct 22, 2012, 10:22 IST

  • Durga Pujo As Bhopal celebrates it

    Durga puja is being celebrated in many parts of the country, and not only West Bengal. We take a look at celebrations in Bhopal. In all, there are about 500 big and small beautifully decorated and innovatively lit puja pandals around the city. Video courtesy: NDTV

    Oct 22, 2012, 10:22 IST

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates Durga Puja

    Aishwarya celebrates Durga Puja

    Oct 07, 2011, 13:12 IST

  • Rani Mukerji kajol devgn celebrates Durga Puja

    Rani Mukerji celebrates Durga Puja

    Oct 05, 2011, 12:45 IST

  • Tanisha Mukerji Bappi Lahiri celebrate Durga Puja

    Tanisha Mukerji, Bappi Lahiri celebrate Durga Puja

    Oct 04, 2011, 15:45 IST

  • Rani Mukherjee celebrates Durga Puja

    Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee offering prayers to Goddess Durga during Maha Ashtami puja in Mumbai

    Dec 10, 2010, 20:59 IST

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