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  • Watch: Garba with dustbins to spread message of 'Clean India'

    A number of people, including children, performed garba carrying dustbins in their hands, to spread the message of cleanliness in Gujarat’s Vadodara on Thursday night. It was the eight day (ashtami) of Navratri Festival.

    Sep 29, 2017, 10:16 IST

  • Watch Video: Aarti of Goddess Durga on 8th day of Navratri

    Keeping their fingers crossed their Ma Durga will fulfill their deeds, devotees in large numbers thronged Mumbai-based famous Mumba Devi Temple and performed aarti on early Thursday morning. It’s the eighth day of nine-day-long Navratri Festival. The religious festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over a demon named Mahishasura and epitomises the victory of good over evil. The festival is also significant for new beginnings and making investments.

    Sep 28, 2017, 10:51 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

  • Devotees throng temples on commencement of Navratri

    Parts of the nation are drenched in the frenzy of Durga Puja. Devotees in large numbers thronged temples and offered their prayers on the first day of Navratri on Thursday early morning. The auspicious festival is celebrated for nine consecutive days.

    Sep 21, 2017, 11:51 IST

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