DURGA PUJA

  • Kolkata: Durga Puja festival comes to an end with immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga October 4, 2014

    Bengal's four-day-long extravaganza, the Durga Puja festival, came to an end on Saturday with immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga and her progeny as people celebrated Vijaya Dasami. ...
  • Bengali women celebrate Sindoor Khela on Dashami October 4, 2014

    As 10-day long Durga Puja draws to an end today, married Bengali women celebrated Sindoor Khela. ...
  • Delhi revels in the spirit of Durga Puja October 3, 2014

    This year, Ashtami and Navami overlapped and celebrations peaked on Thursday evening. CNN-IBN gets you a glimpse of the evening aarti at the Matri Mandir in Delhi's Safdarjung Enclave. ...
  • Delhi: Durga puja pandal put up at Matri mandir made from recycled garbage October 2, 2014

    During the festivities of durga puja an eco-friendly pandal put up at Matri mandir in Delhi is a major highlight. The pandal has been made from recycled garbage and thrown away material. Most of the decoration has been picked up from garbage dumps and rag pickers. ...
  • Durga Puja, not just the time for pandal hopping but also family reunions October 1, 2014

    Durga Puja is not just the time to flaunt new dresses, pandal hopping or eating out, it is also about home coming and grand family reunions. Away from the frenzy of the community pujos of Kolkata, runs a strong, parallel, equally old if not older tradition, of family pujos...
  • Kolkata: Artists from US collaborate with Indian craftsmen to install street art at puja pandal September 29, 2014

    At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the Indo-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata is trying to do the same. This pandal has become the venue of art collboration between artists from India and the US. ...
  • Celebrating Durga: the mother to one and all October 24, 2012

    Watch the show defining the power of Ma Durga and celebrations across India with Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee. ...
  • People celebrate Dussehra, the victory of good over evil October 24, 2012

    It's a day that marks the victory of good over evil and from morning till late at night we'll see a string of rituals take place. ...
  • The world's oldest Ramleela: Chitrakoot Ramleela of Varanasi October 24, 2012

    The Chitrakoot Ramleela of Varanasi is the most famous and the oldest Ramleela of Kaashi. ...
  • Kolkata: People offer prayers on Maha Navami October 23, 2012

    Devotees are expected to continue thronging Durga Puja pandals on Maha Navami to offer prayers and feast on the delicacies. ...
  • Kolkata: Thousands gather to celebrate Maha Ashtami October 22, 2012

    Maha Ashtami, the most important day of the 10day long Durga Puja festivities, is being celebrated all over the country. ...
  • West Bengal: Cooking festive food with designer Agnimitra October 22, 2012

    Durga puja celebrations are on in West Bengal. On this occasion, CNNIBN cooks Ilish Mach Bhapa with fashion designer Agnimitra. ...
  • West Bengal: Mental hospital inmates celebrate Durga Puja October 22, 2012

    Durga puja festivities are on in West Bengal and authorities are making sure everyone gets a chance to be part of it. This includes the inmates of mental health institutes. It's a festival of inclusion, where Shakti humbles all. A festival when differences are forgotten as everyone comes together in...
  • WB: President Pranab Mukherjee attends Durga Puja celebrations October 21, 2012

    The President of India Pranab Mukherjee went back to his ancestral village, like he does every year, to offer prayers. ...
  • Chaau dancers come together to invoke Goddess Durga October 21, 2012

    Purulia in West Bengal, which is known as a Maoist hotbed, has forgotten blood and strikes during Durga puja celebrations. The men of Tungta village of Purulia get ready to pay homage to the deity with the beats of Chhau. Fiftyyearold Dhona Mahato has been playing the goddess for 30...
  • WB: Women in Kumartuli breaking male bastion, crafting Durga idols October 20, 2012

    Female artisans in Kumartuli are giving a stiff competition to their more famous male counterparts. ...
  • Mahalaya: Durga puja festivities set to begin in Bengal October 15, 2012

    Mahalaya marks the beginning of the Durga puja festivities in West Bengal. The six day countdown to the festivities and celebration have begun. According to legend, the goddess Durga starts her journey from her heavenly abode in Mount Kailash to the earth today. For Bengalis, the tradition is to get up at...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on Advani's padyatra October 9, 2011

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about BJP leader LK Advani's padyatra, the BPL cap set by the Planning Commission and more. ...
  • Durga Puja: Mamata goes pandal hopping October 6, 2011

    Mamata Banerjee is the first West Bengal Chief Minister to enter a puja pandal in 34 years. ...
  • Durga Puja celebrations on at full swing October 5, 2011

    Devotees are expected to continue thronging puja pandals offering prayers and feasting on the delicacies. ...
  • Kolkata band Bhoomi launches album during Durga Puja October 5, 2011

    A popular band from Kolkata Bhoomi has come out with a new album using the occasion of Durga Puja as a perfect launch. ...
  • Kolkata: people offer prayers on Maha Navami October 5, 2011

    Devotees are expected to continue thronging Durga Puja pandals on Maha Navami to offer prayers and feast on the delicacies. ...
  • Durga Puja: Mamata becomes fashion icon October 5, 2011

    Its not just Durga Puja that's in vogue but Mamata Banerjee is creating a buzz too and not only through her political statements but also for her dressing sense. ...
  • Party decides what role I play, not me: Pranab October 5, 2011

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee visits his ancestral home in Birbhum for Durga Puja. ...
  • Kolkata: Durga Puja and Mamata's favourite fish recipe October 5, 2011

    During the festive season of Durga Puja, we bring you the recipe of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's favourite dish....
  • Durga Puja: Kolkata celebrates Maha Ashtami October 4, 2011

    Maha Ashtami, the most important day of the 10day long Durga Puja festivities, is being celebrated all over the country. ...
  • Durga Puja: Bollywood stars go pandal hopping October 4, 2011

    With Durga Puja underway, Bollywood's Bengali brigade is busy pandal hopping and gorging on Bengali delicacies. ...
  • Mahasaptami celebrations in the City of Joy October 3, 2011

    Celebrations are on in full with people pandal hopping in Kolkata. ...
  • Celebrations in Kolkata as Durga Puja begins October 2, 2011

    On Maha Shashti, the first day of the Durga Puja, Lord Rama invoked Maa Durga and began the 5day ritual which will culminate in Vijaya Dashmi. ...
  • On Bijoy Dasami, devotees bid adieu to Ma Durga October 17, 2010

    Festive mood is in the air as people of India celebrate Dussera and Bijoy Dasami. ...