President offers puja at ancestral home, takes part in rituals

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday travelled to his ancestral house in Mirati and performed rituals on the occasion of 'Durga Mahasaptami puja' there.

Heavy security arrangements in Bihar over intelligence alerts

Initiating measures after intelligence alerts on chances of communal tension and terrorist strikes during Durga Puja and Bakrid festivals, the Bihar government has deployed a large number of security personnel at over 100 sensitive places to prevent any untoward incident.

West Bengal soaks in festive spirit on 'Durga Mahasaptami'

West Bengal soaked in the festive spirit on the occasion of 'Mahasaptami' which marks the beginning of the worship of Goddess Durga during her four-day sojourn on Earth.

Durga Puja time for Sanjeeda Sheikh

Actress Sanjeeda Sheikh, seen as aggressive Durga in her show "Ek Hasina Thi", is travelling to Kolkata Thursday to enjoy the merriment of Durga Puja festival. 

Durga Puja pandals marry history with tradition
Durga Puja pandals marry history with tradition

New Delhi In one of the pandals or marquees, a jovial-looking Goddess Durga poses as a dancer; in another, she comes out of an oyster; in several others she looks regal in a traditional sari.

Accord highest honour to women: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted fellow citizens on the occasion of Durga Puja, saying "let us resolve to accord the highest of honour and respect to women at all times".

Chopper service for Durga Puja revellers in Tripura

The Tripura government on Wednesday launched helicopter service for Durga Puja revellers and sightseers to enable them get an aerial view of tourist spots and puja celebrations in Agartala, a minister said.

India's space odyssey, slice of Nagaland: Durga puja variety

Twinkling rockets zooming off into space towards a reddish Mars, tribals keeping alive the unique iron craft in the backdrop of insurgency in Chhattisgarh, totems from remote Nagaland - Durga Puja marquees here are showcasing India's strengths and potentials.

Durga puja begins with guard of honour in Tripura

Organised by the ruling Left Front government, the five-day long Durga puja festivities in Tripura have begun with a guard of honour by state security forces to the goddess at the Durgabari, a royal temple of the erstwhile Manikya kings.

West Bengal: Old-age home inmates go pandal hopping

Twenty inmates of an old age home joined in the festive cheer as they took a ride around the city's landmark pandals on 'Mahaspatami' on Wednesday.

Ode to Sachin ​Tendulkar: Durga Puja pandal turns into cricket stadium

Fans of Sachin Tendulkar have set up a Durga Puja pandal near here in the form of a cricket stadium graced by 10 idols of the 'God of Cricket'.

Kamakhya Temple's fortnight-long Durga Puja

The famed Kamakhya Temple, a major seat of Shakti worship, observes the annual Durga Puja rituals for a fortnight unlike the rest of the country where it is celebrated for nine days and much of the rituals are held behind closed doors.

Platinum Durga Puja celebrations at Delhi's Minto Road pandal

Royal grandeur, traditional architecture, 'Shehnai Wadaks' and extravagance describe the platinum jubilee Durga Puja celebrations at the Minto Road Pandal, located in central Delhi, away from the clutch of celebrations in Chittranjan Park, home to a large Bengali community.

Durga puja is a social festival: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Durga puja is not only a religious programme, it is also a social festival.

Durga puja begins in West Bengal

West Bengal was a picture of merriment and religiosity Tuesday due to Durga puja - the biggest festival in the state.

State sponsors Tripura's Durga Puja, thanks to ex-royals

Tripura, ruled by a Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front government, is possibly the only one in India where the government sponsors the Durga Puja festivities, and that too together with the erstwhile royal family.

What are Rani Mukerji's plans for this Durga Puja?
What are Rani Mukerji's plans for this Durga Puja?

The five days of Durga Puja are of utmost importance to dusky beauty Rani Mukerji and this year, the significance is even more as it is her first puja after marriage. Rani, who married filmmaker Aditya Chopra earlier this year, will however miss out on the celebrations as she will be travelling for work.

President to celebrate Durga Puja in Bengal

President Pranab Mukherjee will celebrate Durga Puja festival in his native village in West Bengal's Birbhum district, an official announcement said Monday.

I'll enjoy Delhi's Ramlila: Hrithik Roshan
I'll enjoy Delhi's Ramlila: Hrithik Roshan

He has never shot at an effigy of Ravana with a bow and arrow, but actor Hrithik Roshan will get an opportunity to do so Oct 3 in the capital.

Odisha's applique work adds to Durga Puja decor
Odisha's applique work adds to Durga Puja decor

While splurging on high-end couture and expensive gadgets for Durga Puja shopping, stop and absorb the vibrant applique work of Odisha being used to deck up a mall here.