Durga Puja & Navaratri ‘18 : Festive mood sets in as Goddess Durga graces the city

Updated On Oct 16, 2018 06:13 PM IST
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Durga puja, the biggest festival on the Bengali calendar began October 15 this year. Celebrated in honour of goddess Durga, the festival culminates five days later with idol immersion ceremony on Dasami (Dussehra). Durga mandap at Koregaon Park where people were seen taking pictures during Navaratri in Pune. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 06:13 PM IST

Durga puja, the biggest festival on the Bengali calendar began October 15 this year. Celebrated in honour of goddess Durga, the festival culminates five days later with idol immersion ceremony on Dasami (Dussehra). Durga mandap at Koregaon Park where people were seen taking pictures during Navaratri in Pune. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

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Durga Puja celebration of Banga Bharati at Masulkar colony in Pimpri. (HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Durga Puja celebration of Banga Bharati at Masulkar colony in Pimpri. (HT PHOTO)

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Durga pooja celebration of Bangiya Samskritik Samsad at Congress bhavan. (RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Durga pooja celebration of Bangiya Samskritik Samsad at Congress bhavan. (RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)

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The 79th year of Sarbojanin Durga Puja (Khadki) celebrated by Pune Kali Bari. This is the replica of Dhakineshwar Temple (Kolkata). (HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The 79th year of Sarbojanin Durga Puja (Khadki) celebrated by Pune Kali Bari. This is the replica of Dhakineshwar Temple (Kolkata). (HT PHOTO)

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People participate in dandiya and garba dance during the Navaratri celebrations organised at Raga Lawns, Koregaon Park in Pune on Saturday. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People participate in dandiya and garba dance during the Navaratri celebrations organised at Raga Lawns, Koregaon Park in Pune on Saturday. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

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Dandiya Raas dance form is actually the staging of a mock-fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga. (HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dandiya Raas dance form is actually the staging of a mock-fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga. (HT PHOTO)

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The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, were performed in honor of Goddess Durga. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, were performed in honor of Goddess Durga. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

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Shree Tambdi Jogeshwari Mandir houses the Goddess that is special to the city. The historical references dates back to 16th century which reveals that , Tambdi Jogeshwari was the Gram Devata, of Pune alias Punwaadi or Kasabe-Pune , called at that time.The idol of the deity is supposed to be ‘Swayambhu’ or self-born. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Shree Tambdi Jogeshwari Mandir houses the Goddess that is special to the city. The historical references dates back to 16th century which reveals that , Tambdi Jogeshwari was the Gram Devata, of Pune alias Punwaadi or Kasabe-Pune , called at that time.The idol of the deity is supposed to be ‘Swayambhu’ or self-born. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

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Students of Prathibha junior college perform Dandiya Raas (traditional folk dance form of Gujarat & Rajasthan) in a dandiya competition at chinchwad on Saturday. (HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Students of Prathibha junior college perform Dandiya Raas (traditional folk dance form of Gujarat & Rajasthan) in a dandiya competition at chinchwad on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)

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The origin of these dances can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna.Today, Dandiya Raas/Garba dance is not only an important part of Navaratri festival in Gujarat but extends itself to other festivals related to harvest and crops as well. (HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The origin of these dances can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna.Today, Dandiya Raas/Garba dance is not only an important part of Navaratri festival in Gujarat but extends itself to other festivals related to harvest and crops as well. (HT PHOTO)

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On the occasion of Navaratri, 10,000 students from 110 schools gathered at the Mahalaxmi temple in Sarasbaug on Thursday to participate in chanting of mantras, to invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the occasion of Navaratri, 10,000 students from 110 schools gathered at the Mahalaxmi temple in Sarasbaug on Thursday to participate in chanting of mantras, to invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

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Pune, India - Oct. 13, 2018:People participate in a Dandia dance during Navrathri celebrations at Raga Lawns, Koregaun Park in Pune, India, on Saturday, October 13, 2018. (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pune, India - Oct. 13, 2018:People participate in a Dandia dance during Navrathri celebrations at Raga Lawns, Koregaun Park in Pune, India, on Saturday, October 13, 2018. (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

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Devi stotra pathan at Mahalaxmi Temple, Sarasbaug in Pune on Thursday. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devi stotra pathan at Mahalaxmi Temple, Sarasbaug in Pune on Thursday. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

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Artists perform during Pune Navaratri Mahotsav cultural event at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on Wednesday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Artists perform during Pune Navaratri Mahotsav cultural event at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on Wednesday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

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Chatuhshrungi temple on the first day of Navaratri festival in Pune on Wednesday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO ) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chatuhshrungi temple on the first day of Navaratri festival in Pune on Wednesday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO )

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