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Indians Get Ready For 9 Days Navratri Celebration

Chaitra Navratri is set to begin from March 22, instigating the festivities vibe amongst Indian, across the nation.  The event will continue over the next 9 days, concluding with Ram Navami, the day Lord Rama was born. Chaitra Navratri begins on the first day of the Hindu calendar. The grand nine-day festival is celebrated with and devotees of Maa Durga fast for nine days, seeking her blessing.

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 - 09:03 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: festival, Navratri, Goddess Durga, Celebration, Fast

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

1300 years old sculpture of goddess Durga

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J&K Archaeologists Find 1,300 Year Old Sculpture Of Goddess Durga 

In the Khag area of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam, the archaeologists discovered a 12*7 cm black stone sculpture of Goddess Durga sitting on a lion throne. The sculpture has been found to be 7th-8th AD or about 1300 years old, reported ANI. It has now been handed over to the Department of Archaeology, Kashmir for restoration. Reportedly, it will be set up in Srinagar's SPS Museum. 

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 - 09:52 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Sculpture, SUV, Budgam, Goddess Durga, J&K

Courtesy: ANI

Idol of Mamta Banerjee

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WB BJP Criticizes Banerjee After Goddess Durga Idol resembles CM

Owing to the upcoming festival, several samitis of WB have finalized to create Goddess Durga's idol resembling the CM Mamata Banerjee. Criticizing the idea, opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari said, “When someone tries to elevate you to God’s stature only to please you and your silence indicates consent, it means your ego has reached a point where conscience can’t hold it accountable.”

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 - 03:00 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Bengal, Mamta banarjee, Goddess Durga, BJP

Courtesy: Financial Express

Cardi B


Cardi B Promoting Shoes As Goddess Durga Angers Indians

Cardi B has sparked controversy with her latest ad of Reebok sneakers, in which she is paying homage to Goddess Durga. The ad features her holding a sneaker with eight hands like Maa Durga. The campaign angered several Indians who criticized her for her revealing dress and comparing herself to the Goddess. However, later the rapper posted an apology stating she didn’t mean to offend anyone and will be cautious in future. 

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 - 02:33 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Cardi B, Reebok, Goddess Durga, Controversy

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Migrant worker women idol to be worshipped at Kolkata Puja Pandal

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Kolkata Puja Pandal Replaces Goddess Idol With Migrant Woman

The Barisha Club of Kolkata is paying special tribute to migrant workers by replacing the Goddess Durga idol this year with a migrant woman carrying her toddler. Saluting the migrants-crisis during pandemic, the pandal has picked “Relief” as theme. Besides, an idol of a daughter, carrying an owl, a duck and elephant-headed sibling representing Ganesha, will also be installed. Designed by Rintu Das, the weapon-less idols will depict 'hunger'… read-more

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 - 04:16 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Goddess Durga, Durga Puja, West Bengal, Kolkata, Migrant Workers, MigrantLivesMatter, Tribute

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