Hindu New Year 2020: Here are wishes and messages for loved ones as India observes festival amid 21-days lockdown
Chaitra Navratri, the nine-day long festival during which the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga is worshipped, has started from Wednesday. The day marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year
Legend has it that the Hindu god Lord Shiva had allowed his wife Parvati to visit her parents for nine days around this time. Hindu scriptures also say that the period of Chaitra is when Goddess Durga had killed the buffalo-headed demon Mahisasura.
While issuing a yellow warning, the IMD said at least 19 districts will experience thunderstorms with lightning on Wednesday.
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The annual week-long carnival of Durga Puja is undoubtedly the most anticipated event in Bengal, with several seasonal jobs generated yearly because of it. Firstpost goes behind the scenes and talks to people for whom the festival is more than just a few days of celebrations — it's their means of livelihood.
Shubho Mahalaya 2019: With a week left for Bengal's annual festival, devotees observe auspicious day to welcome Goddess Durga
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Sourodip Ghosh searches for the goddess Durga amid the bustle of North Kolkata in his photo essay
Durga Puja pandal helps the blind to see? Installation in Kolkata made of threads and nails for visually-impaired people
At the path leading to Samaj Sebi Sangha pandal, in Ballygunje area, a huge installation of Durga, made with over 20,000 screws, welcomes visually challenged visitors, giving them a chance to touch and feel the facade.
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
The festival of Navratri, celebrating the triumph of good over evil is started with people across India commemorating the 9-day event.
From Satyajit Ray's Devi to Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani — a look at the divine feminine power in Indian cinema
Over the years, the Indian film industry has portrayed the divine power of Devi Durga in various ways and forms. Here's a look at some of those references.
Had those responsible for the violence in Malda been promptly and firmly dealt with, the attacks may not have repeated with such alarming frequency.
We have heard wonderful speeches made by BJP leaders. However, none explains how the party’s version of nationalism equals an ideology, a government or a larger organisation that the party is a part of.
A police official said Yechury filed a police complaint mentioning all numbers through which the threats were received from callers who alleged that the Left leader has spoken "wrong" thing about Goddess Durga in Parliament.
Many of the widows of Vrindavan come from Bengal. But many have not seen Durga Puja there in decades. When a group visited Kolkata in the run-up to Durga Puja it was an emotional bittersweet reunion.