Kolkata: Days after West Bengal witnessed Durga Puja celebration despite fear over COVID-19, a spirit of festivity returned to the state on Wednesday as people worshipped Goddess of Wealth and prosperity-Lakshmi.
Jakarta/Port Louis/Toronto: Durga Puja is a great occasion for Bengali diaspora across the world to pull up their socks and celebrate the homecoming of the mother goddess by organising pujas and cultural events. IBNS brings you some glimpses from different parts of the world.
Kolkata: At the end of the five-day mega festival that witnessed the entire Bengal wallow in a frenetic celebration, despite COVID-19 fears, people bid adieu to Goddess Durga on Friday, the Vijay Dashami day, wishing she returns the next year bringing in happiness.
Kolkata: The members of Young Boys Club in Kolkata have chosen the theme "Durga – The Destroyer of Corona" this year as parliamentarian Sudip Bandyopadhyay inaugurated the puja on Sunday.
Srinagar: People celebrated 395th annual ‘Urs’ or the festival of the famous Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Naseeb Ud Din Ghazi (RA) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir recently.
Srinagar: The Jannat Events and Marketing on Saturday kicked off a twelve-day Ramzan festival at a local hotel here in Srinagar to promote local trade in the Valley.
Srinagar: The festival of colours, Holi, was celebrated on Monday with traditional fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Maha Shivratri, locally known as ‘Herath’, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
Kolkata/New Delhi: With the winter slowly fading away from West Bengal, people in the state joined in celebrating Saraswati Puja which marked the beginning of the festive calendar on Tuesday.
Panaji: As curtains fall on the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) today, the coveted Golden Peacock Award will be announced at the closing ceremony of the festival, in Panaji, Goa on Saturday, January 24, 2021.
Srinagar/UNI: The festival of light, “ Deepwali” was on Saturday celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the Kashmir valley, where politicians greeted people on the occasion.
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished people on the occasion of festival Diwali.
New Delhi/IBNS: The much-awaited Ganga Utsav 2020 began with Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga sharing his connection with Ganga since childhood in conversation with Mahiya.
Guwahati/IBNS: Joining the rest of the country, the celebrations of Durga Puja have also kicked-off at historic Kamakhya temple in Assam’s capital city Guwahati.
The year 2020 has so far not failed to stun the human race. Of course, the world has been thrown out of its gear thanks to the deadly novel coronavirus but little did we expect that Durga Puja in Bengal would witness a grim reality of beautiful marquees without its soul-the people.