Durga Puja: News

20 Sep 2023

Bengali Cinema

Durga Puja 2023: 'Dawshom Awbotaar,' 'Bagha Jatin,' other Bengali releases

Festive seasons are the best timeframe for film industries for lucrative commercial releases. Durga Puja is West Bengal's biggest festival and like every other year, 2023 promises an impressive slate for the ardent fans.

06 Feb 2023


Bangladesh: 14 Hindu temples vandalized; conspiracy against peace, says official

In a shocking incident, 14 Hindu temples in northeastern Bangladesh have been vandalized by unidentified miscreants, reported PTI.

07 Oct 2022


Chhattisgarh: Clerk suspended after Ravan effigy's all heads remain unburnt

A civic body clerk was suspended in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh while four officials were issued show cause notices on Thursday after none of the 10 heads of the effigy of Ravan burnt on Dussehra.

07 Oct 2022


5 Vijaya Dashami sweets you need to try

Vijaya Dashami, also called Dussehra marks the end of Navratri and the five-day festival of Durga Puja.

06 Oct 2022

West Bengal

Bengal: 8 die in flash flood during Durga idol immersion

At least eight persons drowned and several others went missing after a flash flood hit Mal river in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal when hundreds of people had gathered at the river bank for Durga idol immersion on Wednesday night.

05 Oct 2022


Dussehra 2022: Meaning, significance, celebrations, and more

Also known as Vijayadashami, Dussehra marks the triumph of good over evil.

04 Oct 2022


Recipe-o'-clock: Here's how you can make Kolkata chicken biryani

Durga Puja not only calls for fun and frolic but also triggers a bong's immense love for food, especially biryani.

03 Oct 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Durga Puja economy creates 3 lakh job opportunities

Durga Puja, West Bengal's largest festival, has evolved into a magnanimous industry over the past few decades.

03 Oct 2022


Durga Ashtami 2022: Significance, celebrations, and more

October 3, this year, marks Durga Ashtami, the third day of Durga Puja and the eighth day of Navratri.

30 Sep 2022


Check out these impressive pre-wedding shoot locations in Kolkata

While you and your partner whisper sweet nothings and giggle with joy in each other's arms, you might want to etch that moment in your memory palace forever.

29 Sep 2022


Durga Puja: Recommended makeup looks for the 5-day extravaganza

One of the most vibrant and joyous occasions, Durga Puja is the most awaited festival among Bengalis across India.

29 Sep 2022


Visiting Salt Lake and Dum Dum? Check out these pandals

Although Durga Puja begins this weekend, people have already started hitting pandals across Kolkata to avoid the rush on the main days of the festival.

28 Sep 2022

West Bengal

5 Bengali films that capture the spirit of Durga Puja

It is that time of the year when the sweet fragrance of shiuli adorns the air, fluffy white clouds flock to the sky, and the joyous beats of dhak announce the arrival of Maa Durga on Earth.

27 Sep 2022


5 authentic Bengali recipes to try during Durga Puja

Bengal's biggest festival Durga Puja is synonymous with the energetic beat of dhak, stuffing your face with Bengali delicacies, endless adda, and pandal hopping in new clothes.

26 Sep 2022


Unique Durga Puja pandals to visit this year in Kolkata

Durga Puja is less than a week away, and the festival preparations are in full swing in the City of Joy.

26 Sep 2022

Fashion Tips

5 traditional Bengali sarees to wear on Durga Puja

Durga Puja is all about good food, reunion with friends and family, and pandal hopping while flaunting your new stylish outfits.

26 Sep 2022


Navratri 2022: History, significance, rituals, and more

The grand festive season of India, Navratri, begins today and ends on October 5th this year.

26 Sep 2022


5 must-visit Durga Puja pandals in north Kolkata

Kolkata is welcoming Durga Puja with open arms this year after two years of the pandemic suffered pandals and mask mandates.

25 Sep 2022


Mahalaya 2022: History, significance, rituals, and more

Set your alarms at 4 am and tune into Mahishasur Mandini, because it's time to celebrate Maa Durga's arrival!

23 Sep 2022


5 must-visit Durga Puja pandals in south Kolkata

Durga Puja is almost here and we can't help but count the days for the five-day extravaganza that feels like a carnival.

23 Sep 2022


Kolkata: Durga Puja pandal based on 'Vatican City' theme inaugurated

Durga Puja preparations are in full swing in Kolkata, and with an early inauguration this year, Lake Town, Bidhannagar's Sree Bhumi Sporting Club is ready to awe devotees with their pandal designed like the Vatican City's St. Peter's Basilica.

23 Sep 2022


Durga Puja 2022: Here are 5 must-visit pandals in Delhi

Durga Puja is knocking at the door and we know you are restless to visit some beautiful pandals nearby and seek the Goddess's blessings.

22 Sep 2022

Fashion Tips

Shashthi to Dashami - Durga Puja lookbook for women

Durga Puja is almost here and we are just as excited as you are for the extravagant five-day festival that brings with it a lot of fun and frolic.

21 Sep 2022

Fashion Tips

Check out these Durga Puja fashion ideas for men

Durga Puja, Bengal's most awaited festival is around the corner.

20 Sep 2022

Fashion Tips

5 fashion tips for women this Durga Puja

The most awaited Bengali festival is almost here and we cannot keep calm!

19 Sep 2022


Durga Puja special: Breakfast recipes you must try this 'pujo'

One of the biggest festivals of India, and the most awaited of West Bengal, Durga Puja is almost here.

15 Aug 2022


5 unique ways to style your 6-yards of elegance

The festive season is about to kick off with Independence Day coming to a close. The fervor of Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, and Diwali will grace the atmosphere in no time.

16 Oct 2021


2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

Two Hindu men have been killed in Bangladesh, police officials said, marking fresh casualties in the ongoing communal violence in the neighboring country.

15 Oct 2021


'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

India has condemned the recent communal violence during Durga Puja celebrations in the neighboring Bangladesh, terming it "disturbing."

08 Oct 2021


Follow these few dietary tips for a fun festive season

The festive season is here!

07 Oct 2021

Fashion Tips

What can girls wear on five days of Durga Puja?

Durga Puja is round the corner.

27 Sep 2021


Banks closed up to 21 days in October: Check list

Banks in India will be closed for up to 21 days in October, including weekly offs, viz., second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.

25 Sep 2021

Bengali Cinema

Five Bengali films to release during Durga Puja festivities

Five Bengali films are slated to hit the big screen this Durga Puja, as the producers are optimistic about a good response following the rise in footfall at cinema halls showing Bengali films with fresh content.

06 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Kolkata: Durga puja committees cut costs to support orphans, poor

With West Bengal still recovering from the ravages of the COVID-19 second wave and Cyclone Yaas, several Durga puja committees in Kolkata have decided to allot a portion of this year's budget for humanitarian causes.

03 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Mamata's 'idol' to share space with Durga in Kolkata pandal

A controversy has erupted in West Bengal over the organizers of a Durga puja pandal deciding to put up an idol of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at their marquee alongside Goddess Durga's.

10 Aug 2021


Odisha allows 'indoor-like' pandals for Durga and other pujas

The Odisha government has allowed different puja committees to conduct the Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi, Kali puja, and other similar events on pandals in indoor-like conditions only for observance of rituals without any public participation, an official order said.

14 Jul 2021


Kolkata: Everyone involved in Durga Puja work will be vaccinated

The community Durga Puja committees in Kolkata will ensure that all those who are involved in the rituals and other related works are vaccinated in the next three months, an official said on Wednesday.

05 Jul 2021

West Bengal

WB: Durga Puja celebrations to be low-key this year too

With three months to go for Durga Puja, arrangements are afoot for the five-day festival in Kolkata, but organizers, much like last year, have decided to keep the celebrations low-key in view of the COVID-19 situation.

02 Jul 2021


Bengali film producers announce release dates of seven movies

With the gradual easing of curbs on shootings and improvement in the COVID-19 situation, big-time Bengali film producers have announced release dates of seven films, three of them during the Durga Puja festival and one during Christmas.

27 Oct 2020


Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured

A man was killed while several others were injured amid clashes during the immersion of Goddess Durga's idol in Bihar's Munger on Monday.