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UNESCO adds Bengal's Durga Puja to its 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' list

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal's iconic festival Durga Puja , which is celebrated in a grand manner in Kolkata, has been added to the UNESCO's "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" list.

Vaishali Kala Kendra and Trinayan collective celebrate Navratri through 'Ek Prayas'

Kolkata/IBNS: Vaishali Kala Kendra, promoter of Odissi dance/music, and Trinayan collective, a New Jersey and New York-based art and culture organisation, hosted an online event- 'Ek Prayaas' - to celebrate Navratri.

Toronto’s first barir pujo marks their fifth year celebration

Toronto: The Chakrabarti family of Greater Toronto Area (Brampton) started celebrating Durga Puja five years back to revive the lost traditions of the family and since then, earned the title of the first overseas family Durga Puja celebrations in Canada. 

From Jakarta and Mauritius to Toronto, Bengalis celebrate Durga Puja with gaiety

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. 

The Spring Goddess

The autumn festival of Durga puja sometimes seems like a monsoon festival these days. Is global warming induced climate change going to play a spoilsport for this most important festival for Bengalis and many others in the land too, Ranjita Biswas wonders  

Young Boys Club celebrates 52nd Year of Durga Puja with corona theme

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.

Durga Puja 'foodspots' in Kolkata to fulfil your ravenous appetite

Kokata/IBNS: Durga Puja is one such festivity that resides in the heart of every Kolkatan, every Bengali and is not complete without pandal hopping with friends and family. The magical days almost starting right after Mahalaya are all about hustling through busy streets, and tasting delicacies at new and old joints. We bring you a list of restaurants in Kolkata that are all geared up to pander the gourmand in you.

Vedic Village Spa Resort offers Durga Puja package

Kolkata/IBNS: Vedic Village Spa Resort, which is located at Sikharpur in West Bengal, is offering Durga Puja package. 

Countdown begins: Bengalis observe Mahalaya, gear up for Durga Puja festival

Kolkata: Gearing up for the Durga Puja celebration, the Bengali community, like many others, on Wednesday observed the final day of Pitru-paksha through Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion when one pays tribute to ancestors through prayers, rituals and a dip in the river Ganga by maintaining COVID-19 protocols.

Dishani Roy of south Kolkata adjudged winner of Ya Devi, 2021 at Acropolis Mall pageant

Kolkata/IBNS: Along with celebrating its sixth birthday, the popular Acropolis Mall of Kolkata also held the grand finale of its Ms Blooming Kolkata pageant.

Welfare organisations to honour the best senior citizen and differently-abled friendly Durga Puja pandals

Kolkata/IBNS: With Durga Puja round the corner and the threat of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, organisations are coming forward to ensure the safety of citizens.

Devotees offer prayer at Kamakhya temple on Maha Navami amid tight COVID-19 protocols

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.

Durga Puja in neo-normal: A tug of war between hope and despair

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.

Kolkata's Mohammad Ali Park celebrates 52nd year of Durga Puja by replicating Mahishasura as Coronashura

Kolkata/IBNS: This year Youth Association of Mohammad Ali Park is celebrating 52nd year which was inaugurated on Tuesday by Brahmachari Mural Bhai, General Secretary, Dakshineshwar Ramakrishna Adyapeath.

ePujo. in to bring Durga Puja pandals to people virtually amid Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid the Covid-19 scare, website is set to treat the audience with the same charm of being in the Durga Puja pandals virtually.