Durga Puja

Rain, not GST affects sale of sweets on Bijoya Dashami

Since July 1 this year, sweetmeat shops in Bengal had to bear 5 percent tax on popular sweets like Rosogolla, Sandesh, Jal Bhara, Pantua, Rabri. 

Oct 04, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
Security stepped up in Kolkata for Muharram processions

Security stepped up in Kolkata for Muharram processions

Elaborate security arrangements were made in Kolakata on Sunday for mourning processions by Shia Muslims.

Oct 01, 2017, 14:07 PM IST
Elaborate security arrangements in West Bengal for Durga idol immersion

Elaborate security arrangements in West Bengal for Durga idol immersion

The Calcutta High Court had allowed immersion of Durga idols on all days from Vijaya Dashami according to the Hindu almanac, including on Muharram on October 1.

Sep 30, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Durga idol in gold saree attracts thousands of devotees in Kolkata

Durga idol in gold saree attracts thousands of devotees in Kolkata

Thousands of devotees and revellers are making a beeline for a marquee in north Kolkata to pay obeisance to a Durga idol decked out in a sari made by using 22-carat gold worth crores of rupees, an organiser said on Friday.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
Mahashtami celebrated with fervour in West Bengal; thousands witness 'kumari puja' in Belur

Mahashtami celebrated with fervour in West Bengal; thousands witness 'kumari puja' in Belur

Durga Puja celebrations peaked on Mahashtami despite rains in Bengal on Thursday.

Sep 28, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
Kajol shares a majestic Maa Durga pic from pandal

Kajol shares a majestic Maa Durga pic from pandal

Bollywood class actress Kajol is a devout Maa Durga devotee. Come Durga Puja every year and we see the Mukerjees lining-up at various Pandals. So, similarly this time we saw how Kajol along with her mother Tanuja and sister Tanishaa visited the idol makers ahead of the festivity.

Sep 28, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Baahubali's majestic Mahishmati city themed Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata looks jaw-dropping

Baahubali's majestic Mahishmati city themed Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata looks jaw-dropping

The festive fervour of Durga Puja has immersed the entire nation and especially the beautiful city of Kolkata, where mother goddess is revered in her mighty avatar.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Durga in a Salon, Ganesha Eating Meat: Good Lord! Not Exactly

Today is Mahashasthi and community Durga Pujo celebrations - the most important four days in a year on a Bengali’s calendar begin in earnest today.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 6 - Worship Devi Katyayani for blissful married life

Navratri 2017: Day 6 - Worship Devi Katyayani for blissful married life

The epitome of love and anger, the idols of Katyayani are portrayed with four arms and three eyes, and mounted on a lion.

Sep 26, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
West Bengal gets 24-hr control room for Durga Puja

West Bengal gets 24-hr control room for Durga Puja

To keep a tab on any untoward situation during the Durga Puja, the West Bengal government has decided to set up a 24-hour control room at the state secretariat.

Sep 26, 2017, 06:43 AM IST
Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

The puja celebration committees across Bangladesh had been asked to save and establish a fund to aid to the Rohingya refugees.

Sep 24, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
 Navratri 2017, Day 4—Pray to Maa Kushmanda for good health

Navratri 2017, Day 4—Pray to Maa Kushmanda for good health

The auspicious nine-day festival of Navratri is in full swing and celebrations can be seen across the globe. Not just in our country, but Devi devotees worship the goddess and immerse in the festive fervour on international land as well. 

Sep 23, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
In a first, Bengal govt to give special passes to tourists for Durga Puja pandals

In a first, Bengal govt to give special passes to tourists for Durga Puja pandals

The West Bengal government for the first time has come up with special passes for tourists to enable them to visit all Durga Puja pandals in and around the city. The state tourism department has issued the 'Sharodotsav 2017 special guest passes' for the Pujas and the Red Road carnival on October three, a tourism department official said.

Sep 23, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
World's tallest bamboo 'Maa Durga' idol being made in Assam

World's tallest bamboo 'Maa Durga' idol being made in Assam

The idol is being made by the artisans of the Guwahati-based Durga Puja Committee.

Sep 23, 2017, 06:41 AM IST
My resolve to ensure festival passes off peacefully: Mamata Banerjee

My resolve to ensure festival passes off peacefully: Mamata Banerjee

She claimed she had information that "some outsiders" had "already booked train tickets" for West Bengal with intentions to foment trouble.

Sep 22, 2017, 23:22 PM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 3 - Worship Maa Chandraghanta for courage and strength

Navratri 2017: Day 3 - Worship Maa Chandraghanta for courage and strength

The Goddess wears the crescent on her head which resembles a moon and hence her name is Chandraghanta.

Sep 22, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Navratri special recipe: Learn how to make yummy Jeera Aloo at home

Navratri special recipe: Learn how to make yummy Jeera Aloo at home

Ingredients

Take 4 to 5 potatoes (depending upon the servings)
Boil the potatoes, peel them, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon cumin seeds (jeera)

Sep 21, 2017, 13:25 PM IST