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Durga Puja/ Navratri/ Dussehra

The Goddess And Other Stories

Oct 06, 2021 Chinki Sinha

In 2017, I went to Patna to see the goddess. It was a return to a time when we would be up all night to see the festivities. There were all these stories. We heard them again. Over and over again.

Mahalaya 2021: All You Need To Know About The Hindu Festival

Oct 06, 2021 Ananya Jain

According to Hindu mythology, Maa Durga was created on this day by Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar to successfully vanquish the demon king Mahishasura.

Mahalaya: An Amalgamation Of Hope and Nostalgia

For many, Mahalaya marks the homecoming of Maa Durga where she begins her journey from Mount Kailash to reach her maternal home that is Earth.

Puja, Politics And Pandemic: Bengal Lifts Night Curfew For Durga Puja After Targeting Tripura Over Curfew

Oct 01, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

This decision to lift the night curfew is not merely to address West Bengal’s pandal-hoppers but also directed at the Bengalis of Tripura, political observers felt.

No Onions During Navratri: Trolls to Kangana Ranaut

Soon after the actress posted a picture of her plate, she was flooded with comments on what to eat during Navratri

12 April, 2021

Sale Of Meat Allowed During Navratri In Jammu After Civic Body U-Turn

Tarun Upadhyay

The JMC on April 7 issued an order to close down slaughter houses and meat shops selling both jhatka and halal meat during Navratri.

13 March, 2021

Diljit Dosanjh-Shehnaaz Gill Starrer Punjabi Film 'Honsla Rakh' To Release This Dussehra

Outlook Web Bureau

The main leads of the film, Diljit and Shehnaaz shared some unseen pictures from the film set and also shared the release date

09 November, 2020

Winters, Festivities May Dampen Success Against Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan


Health Minister discusses rising cases, low testing and high mortality in nine states and other districts.

05 November, 2020

Calcutta High Court Bans Firecrackers On Kali Puja


The court directed that the ban will also be in force during Jagaddhatri Puja, Chhath, and Kartik Puja.

01 November, 2020

With No Diwali Melas This Year, Organisers And Artisans Count Their Losses


Dampened festive spirits and no Diwali Melas amid coronavirus fear pose a livelihood crisis for hundreds of craftspersons.

27 October, 2020

Man Dies Of Bullet Injury During Idol Immersion In Bihar’s Munger On Poll-Eve


Parties condemn Munger incident which also leaves over two dozen injured.


26 October, 2020

Durga Puja: Autumn Of Hope Turns Into Season Of Despair

Anjana Basu

A Puja during Covid, of court bans and thin crowds

25 October, 2020

Despite Low Key Dussehra, Kullu Deity Pledges Protection

Ashwani Sharma

The usually crowded, colourful and chaotic rath yatra of Lord Raghunath was a low-key symbolic ritual this year due to pandemic restrictions

25 October, 2020

CM Adityanath Performs 'Kanya Pujan' At Gorakhnath Temple


Kanya Pujan is a symbol of the tradition of Sanatan Dharma of respecting Matrishakti (women): Yogi Adityanath

25 October, 2020

Sangola: A Maharashtra Village Where Ravan Is Honoured On The Occasion Of Dussehra


While the villagers believe in Lord Ram, they also have faith in Ravan and don't burn his effigies on Dussehra, a local said.

24 October, 2020

Coronavirus Shadows Darken Dussehra, Leaves Ravana Effigy Business On Last Legs


This year, only three or four effigy makers are working on a few under-construction puppets

24 October, 2020

A Walk With Ray's Apu On Streets Of Kolkata This Durga Puja


Three puja committees pay tribute to filmmaker Satyajit Ray with a themed celebration


23 October, 2020

Bijoya Dashmi Gathering Will Not Take Place At Mamata's Residence This Year: TMC


On immersion day, Bengalis exchange greetings with sweets

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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