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Sourodip Ghosh searches for the goddess Durga amid the bustle of North Kolkata in his photo essay
The bylanes of Kumortuli — Kolkata's famed artisans' colony, located in the north part of the city — may seem dark, narrow and tacky to the casual observer. Come September, however, thousands throng these very alleys, looking for god (and goddesses).
Elaborate security measures are being taken to ensure peaceful and smooth celebrations of the upcoming Durga puja festval in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, a top police official said
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It is only befitting that the makers of Bhoomi decided to release this intense song on the occasion of Durga Puja and the eve of the film's release.
The girls dress up as Kumari and are pre-pubescent girls thought to be earthly incarnations of divine feminine energy, manifestations of the goddess known as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga
It is clear that the descendants of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III continue to modernise Lukshmi Vilas Palace which stands undoubtedly as the most magnificent bridge between the east and the west.
When the ritual of kumari puja was started by Ramakrishna Paramhansa, it was meant to reinforce the essential divinity of the girl child. It is critical that this association is reimagined and refurbished in the current context to make it relevant.
Navratri lasts for nine days, with three days each devoted to the worship of Durga, the goddess of valor, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge.
"What is Mahishasura martyrdom day?" Irani said. She then again quoted the document.
Nearly four decades before Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was put on trial for conspiracy, the two had shared stage for Dussehra celebrations in London where one praised pacifist Rama and the other the demon-slayer Durga.
Driven by superstition, a young farmer bled to death in Madhya Pradesh after he slashed his tongue and offered it before idol of Goddess Durga in Satna district on Thursday morning.
World's tallest Durga idol at Deshapriya park in Kolkata.