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Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

October 14, 2018

The festival of Navratri ('nav' translates to 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'nights') is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga and lasts for nine nights and ten days. From pujas (worshipping) to traditional Indian dance forms like dandiya and garba, the festival is celebrated in differ...

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Glimpses from Durga Puja 2017

Glimpses from Durga Puja 2017

October 1, 2017

Celebrations are at their peak during the last four days of Navratri (nine nights of religious celebrations). Festivities on Shosti (sixth day), Saptomi (seventh day), Ashtomi and Navomi (eighth and ninth day), in Kolkata, are particularly worth attending. The city in Bengal, c...

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Ecological effects of idol immersions

Ecological effects of idol immersions

October 13, 2016

Navratri celebrations just concluded in India. The nine days of worshipping, singing, dancing, feasting and fasting ended on the tenth day with immersion of idols of Goddess Durgain the holy Yamuna River. While many people remain oblivious toissues pertaining to pollution, many h...

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