Durga Puja

Sending out a message of communal harmony, a family in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday worshipped a four-year-old Muslim girl as part of Kumari Puja on 'Maha Ashtami' -- the second day of Durga Puja.

Theme-based marquees have dominated the community Durga Pujas of the Tripura capital while the rural areas of the state prefer the traditional ones.

Along with these important rituals, 'Guru puja', 'Surya puja' and 'Dwarapala puja' will be held on all days of Durga Puja during the morning hours.

Accessibility to Durga puja pandals will no longer be a problem for the differently abled as a number of organisers in the city have set up ramps to facilitate their movement.

The economic slowdown has dimmed the lights of Bengal's biggest festival this time, forcing Durga puja organizers to scale down celebrations due to shrinking sponsorship.

The Central Puja Committee (CPC) of Meghalaya has issued an advisory to all the Durga Puja committees in the state asking them to shun the use of plastic during the festivities.

A Durga Puja committee in Kolkata is decorating its pandal (marquee) this year on the theme of Balakot air strikes, in which Indian Air Force (IAF) jets had bombed a terror outfit's training camp in Pakistan.

Lucknow: The festive time is taking rounds across the nation. This nine-day festival ‘Durga Puja’ not only removes negativity from everyone’s mind but also brings people closer. Durga-Puja spells freedom. Even the strict parents do not stop their children from doing anything in the name of ‘Puja’. For couples, these nine days come as a chance …