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Weather Alert: After Durga Puja, now shadow of rain on Dhanteras, Diwali; know IMD forecast
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Weather Alert: After Durga Puja, now shadow of rain on Dhanteras, Diwali; know IMD forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand for the next few days

Chhattisgarh: Civic employee suspended as 10 heads of Ravana's effigy remains unburnt on Dussehra
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Chhattisgarh: Civic employee suspended as 10 heads of Ravana's effigy remains unburnt on Dussehra

Dussehra or Vijayadashami marks the end of the annual Durga Puja festival, wherein the effigies of Ravana are burnt across the country to symbolise the victory of good over evil

Lucknow: 136 feet Durga Puja pandal to make way into Guinness Book as world's tallest
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Lucknow: 136 feet Durga Puja pandal to make way into Guinness Book as world's tallest

The pandal is a replica of the under-construction Chandrodaya temple of Vrindavan, which is being built to be one of the tallest religious monuments in the world with a height of above 700-ft and spread over 5,40,000 sq feet area

Happy Dussehra 2022: Movies that incorporated celebrations of festival
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Happy Dussehra 2022: Movies that incorporated celebrations of festival

Time and again filmmakers have incorporated the festivities of Dussehra while storytelling or exhibited it as the crucial backdrop to symbolise something.

Weather Forecast: Monsoon rain may disturb Vijayadashami celebrations, IMD issues warning
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Weather Forecast: Monsoon rain may disturb Vijayadashami celebrations, IMD issues warning

There will be a change in the weather due to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal due to Super Cyclone Noru. According to the IMD forecast, due to this monsoon rain, Durga Puja celebrations may also be disturbed in these areas

Happy Durga Puja: Here's how B-town celebs are celebrating the festival
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Happy Durga Puja: Here's how B-town celebs are celebrating the festival

Several Bollywood celebs were spotted pandal hopping. Bollywood stars like Jaya Bachchan, Kajol and family, Rani Mukerji and Brahmastra team including Ranbir Kapoor, Mouni Roy, and filmmaker Ayan Mukerji were seen in attendance.

Explained: How Navratri celebrations have been marred by controversies
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Explained: How Navratri celebrations have been marred by controversies

A controversy erupted after the 'asura' at the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha Durga Puja pandal depicted a bespectacled, dhoti-clad bald man with a walking stick, appearing similar to Mahatma Gandhi. This isn't the first such row that has broken out over the Navratri festivities

Hindu Mahasabha puts hair, moustache on Gandhi's look-alike asur at Kolkata puja pandal following outrage
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Hindu Mahasabha puts hair, moustache on Gandhi's look-alike asur at Kolkata puja pandal following outrage

The move drew condemnation from several parties including the TMC and BJP. A police complaint has been registered against the organisers

UP: Three dead in Durga puja pandal fire in Bhadohi
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UP: Three dead in Durga puja pandal fire in Bhadohi

The main cause behind the fire incident is suspected to be short circuit and the investigation is happening in the case, the DM said

Navratri 2022 Day 8: All about Goddess Mahagauri puja vidhi, shubh muhurat and significance
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Navratri 2022 Day 8: All about Goddess Mahagauri puja vidhi, shubh muhurat and significance

Due to her fair complexion Goddess Mahagauri is compared with the moon, the conch, and the white flower of Kunda

West Bengal: BJP's Sukanta Majumdar compares Trinamool Congress leaders to demons, promises to 'destroy'
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West Bengal: BJP's Sukanta Majumdar compares Trinamool Congress leaders to demons, promises to 'destroy'

While visiting the Durga Puja pandal of Dhupaguri's Uttarayan Club that has been constructed as a model of Ayodhya's Ram Temple, BJP leader Sukanta Mazumder hit out at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and their chief, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Navratri Day 7: How to worship Goddess Kalaratri? Know significance, vidhi, shubh muhurat
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Navratri Day 7: How to worship Goddess Kalaratri? Know significance, vidhi, shubh muhurat

This day is considered very auspicious to perform the Navagraha Puja. Devotees perform the puja using perfumed water

Navratri 2022 Day 7: Which colour is considered auspicious on this day?
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Navratri 2022 Day 7: Which colour is considered auspicious on this day?

Maa Kalratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri which falls on 2 October, this year. She is considered to be the fiercest form of Goddess Durga

Happy Durga Puja: Places in Delhi you must visit this festival
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Happy Durga Puja: Places in Delhi you must visit this festival

With innumerable pandals in every corner of Delhi, the moment of Goddess Durga triumphing over Mahishasura is commemorated again and again

Durga Puja 2022: Interesting facts and rituals of festival
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Durga Puja 2022: Interesting facts and rituals of festival

he festival is primarily celebrated in the states of Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, and Bihar. After defeating the demon in the cosmic world, it is believed that Goddess Durga visits Earth with her family

Durga Puja 2022: Best cities to visit and enjoy celebrations
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Durga Puja 2022: Best cities to visit and enjoy celebrations

Here is a list of Indian cities that you should visit to gain the best experience of Durga Puja celebrations

Food Friday | Durga Pooja: Remembering grandma’s pooja delights
Arts & Culture

Food Friday | Durga Pooja: Remembering grandma’s pooja delights

What Durga Pooja is for Bengalis, Navratri is for North Indians. Here is a look at some homemade delicacies of Durga pooja which brings back fond memories.

Artist turns Durga Puja into an opportunity to raise public awareness
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Artist turns Durga Puja into an opportunity to raise public awareness

An artist from Kolkata is preparing the Maa Durga idol with materials such as old garments, worn-out shoes, dusted wooden items, broken flower vases and old newspapers in an attempt to raise public awareness.

Durga Puja 2022: From Devdas to Kahaani, Bollywood movies you can watch to get the festive feel
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Durga Puja 2022: From Devdas to Kahaani, Bollywood movies you can watch to get the festive feel

Several Bollywood movies have incorporated the celebrations of the Durga Puja to energise and bring realism to the plot.

'Real Maa Durgas usher in Goddess Durga': Internet delighted as Kolkata women break age-old tradition
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'Real Maa Durgas usher in Goddess Durga': Internet delighted as Kolkata women break age-old tradition

Tamal Saha, who shared the clip, also reminded people that this was not the first time women had broken all norms — last year, four women conducted Durga Puja rituals in Kolkata