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Photos: Top Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata you need to visit this year

Pandals in Kolkata start getting crowded way before the actual puja commences. People from nearby places visit the city several days prior to the festival just to look at the intriguing idols of Maa Durga and the themed pandal decorations.(Pexels) 8
Pandals in Kolkata start getting crowded way before the actual puja commences. People from nearby places visit the city several days prior to the festival just to look at the intriguing idols of Maa Durga and the themed pandal decorations.(Pexels)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 01:44 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Chayanika Das
  • Durga Puja is just around the corner and Kolkata has started its preparations in full swing. The festival will commence on October 11 this year. The 10-day long festival begins with Mahalaya and is held in the month of Ashvina, the seventh month of the Hindu calendar.

Happy Dussehra 2019: Significance, important rituals and celebrations across India

Happy Dussehra 2019: On the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where people throng in huge numbers. The famous Ramlila, a play depicting the story of how Ravana had kidnapped Sita and the struggle Lord Ram and his brother Laxmana had to face while forming an army to fight Ravana and rescue his wife, is performed.
Happy Dussehra 2019: In the North, on the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where in people throng in huge numbers.(HT Photos)
Happy Dussehra 2019: In the North, on the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where in people throng in huge numbers.(HT Photos)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash

Navratri 2019: Day 9 Goddess Siddhidatri shubh muhurat, puja timings, Ghatasthapana and significance

Navratri 2019: On this day, Goddess Durga’s ninth form, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped.
Goddess Siddhidatri takes away ignorance from her devotees and grants them knowledge.
Goddess Siddhidatri takes away ignorance from her devotees and grants them knowledge.
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 08:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Navratri 2019: Day 8 Goddess Mahagauri shubh muhurat, puja timings, Ghatasthapana and significance

Navratri 2019: On the eighth day of Navratri, or Ashtami, Maa Mahagauri is worshipped. It is believed that Goddess Mahagauri can fulfil all the desires of her devotees.
Navratri 2019: In various homes, the goddess is prayed to in the form of young girls, who are also referred to as kanjaks.
Navratri 2019: In various homes, the goddess is prayed to in the form of young girls, who are also referred to as kanjaks.
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 09:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Amartya Sen says ‘Jai Sri Ram’ not linked to Bengali culture; BJP responds

“What I feel is slogans like Jai Sri Ram are used as pretexts to beat up people,” Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Friday said.
Sen’s comment came in the backdrop of a section of the people in several parts of the country forcing others to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Sen’s comment came in the backdrop of a section of the people in several parts of the country forcing others to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Agencies

Ahead of festive season, sweets, milk, grocery items fail purity test in Punjab’s Doaba region

42% food samples in Kapurthala, 28% in Jalandhar, 49% in SBS Nagar fail quality tests in past two months, drive to continue even after season gets over, say health department officials
DHO Balwinder Singh (centre) seizing milk samples from a dairy in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)
DHO Balwinder Singh (centre) seizing milk samples from a dairy in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Mahal

Durga Ashtami 2018: Whatsapp wishes, quotes, SMS and images to send to your friends and family

Durga Ashtami 2018, Wishes, quotes, messages and images to send to your friends and family. While each of the day has its significance, Ashtami is considered an important day. Many devotees observe fast and offer prayers to the goddess.
Durga Ashtami 2018, Quotes, messages and images that are perfect to wish your family(Youtube.com)
Durga Ashtami 2018, Quotes, messages and images that are perfect to wish your family(Youtube.com)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

I’ve had a personal experience of my mum being in comatose state: Shoojit Sircar

As October gets critical acclaim and goes strong at the box office, film-maker Shoojit Sircar says all his films, till date, have been very personal in nature.
Film-maker Shoojit Sircar says understanding human emotions come “quite naturally to me.”
Film-maker Shoojit Sircar says understanding human emotions come “quite naturally to me.”
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Prashant Singh, Mumbai
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