UNESCO and Durga Puja

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UNESCO Accords World Heritage Status To Kolkata's Durga Puja Festival

As a good news to India, the United National Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) gave the world heritage status to Kolkata's Durga Puja festival on December 15. According to the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ''Kolkata's Durga Puja is an experience everyone must have". ''Proud moment for Bengal! To every Bengali across the world,'' tweeted CM Mamata Banerjee. Reportedly, UNESCO's 16th Committee took the… read-more

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 - 09:44 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: UNESCO, Kokata, Durga Puja, World Heritage, Paris

Courtesy: The Economic Times


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4 Killed After Hindu Temples Vandalised In Bangladesh

Several Hindu temples were vandalised by miscreants during Durga Puja festivities in Bangladesh. The incidents forced the Bangladesh Government to deploy paramilitary forces in over 20 districts after four people were killed and several left injured. As per reports, some incidents of blasphemy incited mobs to violence and killings. The southern town of Hajiganj was the epicentre of riots, where four people were killed.

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 07:24 PM / by Joy Pillai

Tags: Bangladesh, temple, Durga Puja, Riots

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Goddess Durga Idol Made With Ice Cream Sticks

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Puri-Based Artist Makes Goddess Durga Idol With Ice Cream Sticks

Biswajeet Nayak, an artist from Puri has won hearts on the internet as he went viral for making a unique idol of Goddess Durga using 275 ice cream sticks. "It took me six days to complete this artwork," said Nayak. He further stated that he has designed a new type of mandala art on the statue. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation limited the size of the idol to 4 feet.

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 09:33 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Durga Puja, navratri 2021, height of durga idols, Durga idols

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Durga Puja Idols

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Kolkata Celebrates Durga Pooja With Gold; Idol Wears Gold Saree

Durga Puja festival begins from October 7 and every year Kolkata is known for its decorations of the pandals and the Durga idol. This year, two idols of Durga have been installed by Bandhu Mahal Club in Baguiati, out of which, one has golden eyes and the other wears an embroided saree. Moreover, the saree has 6 grams of gold and the eyes are made of 10-11 grams of gold.

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Durga Puja, Navratri, Kolkata, Covid-19

Courtesy: Times Now News

PM Narendra Modi

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PM Modi Wishes People On 1st Day Of Navratri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of first day of Navratri, reportedly prayed that the festival will bring strength, good health and prosperity in everyone's lives. He also wished people good luck for the upcoming 9 days of Navratri, over a tweet. He also shared a picture of him worshiping Maa Durga including a video of Stuti devoted Goddesses Shailputri who's worshiped on the first day of Navratri.

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 - 11:32 AM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Navratri, dusshera, PM Narendra Modi, Durga Puja

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Calcutta High Court and an idol of Durga

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Area Around Durga Puja Pandals To Be No-entry Zone: Calcutta HC

Owing to the menace of COVID-19 infection, the Calcutta High Court on October 1 declared the no-entry zones to the area where Durga Puja pandals would be erected across the state. Reportedly, the court had also issued a similar order last year to stop the crowd from gathering near pandals. The zone would cover a five-metre area and a 10-mertre area around smaller pandals and larger pandals, respectively. … read-more

Sat, 02 Oct 2021 - 11:09 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Calcutta HC, Pandals, Durga Puja, No-entry zone

Courtesy: Zee News

Durga Puja

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Durga Puja 2021: Priestesses To Conduct Rituals This Year

The "Pully Puja committee" announced that the Durga Puja rituals this year will be performed by four priestesses, on August 22. The decision comes as a result of the death of a male priest last year. The committee's senior office-bearer Pradhuyamna Mukherji stated that the selected women qualify as worshippers of the goddess in every way. The committee hopes that the decision is welcomed by the residents.

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 06:52 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Durga Puja, Priests, Woman, Ritual

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Families of Gond Tribal face Social Boycott over Durga Pooja donation in MP

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MP: Gond Tribe Families Ostracized Over Inability To Pay Rs 200 For Durga Puja

Villagers of Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh called a social boycott against 14 families of the Gond tribe for not contributing Rs 200 for Durga Puja. They were made deprived of buying ration and even denied of work. The pandemic-stricken families suffering from poor economic conditions however agreed to pay Rs 100 each, but it was refused by organizers. The boycott that… read-more

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 01:33 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Durga Puja, Covid-19, Economy

Courtesy: The Indian Express

IndiGo celebrating Durga Puja in six airports from October 21 to 27

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IndiGo To Hold Cultural Programmes At Airports During Durga Puja

IndiGo has announced to dedicate October 21 to October 27 for Durga Puja celebrations. Reportedly, the airlines will hold cultural programmes like Dhunuchi dance, Alpona design, and Sindoor Khela at six airports - Kolkata, Silchar, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Agartala and Jorhat. The celebrations are a part of the company's 'India by IngiGo' campaign. Also, the flights from Kolkata will be serving "special Bengali food". The company's staff will wear… read-more

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 07:32 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: IndiGo, Durga Puja, Airports, celebrations

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IMD warns West Bengal to receive heavy rainfall during Durga Puja till October 24

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IMD Says Heavy Rainfall Expected In Bengal, Andhra, Odisha, Northeast

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted of heavy downpour in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and the northeast till October 24. Reportedly, the maximum intensity of the rainfall can be recorded on October 22 and 23. The department has cited formation of low-pressure system in the Bay of Bengal as the reason. It has also asked fishermen to steer clear of the sea until October 24.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 01:35 AM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: West Bengal, heavy rains, IMD, Durga Puja

Courtesy: The Indian Express