Durga Puja 2020: A look at pujo pandals from different cities | PHOTOS

Its Durga Puja time! Its the most awaited period of the year for many of us. While the celebrations are low-key this year due to COVID19, have a look at the pandals celebrating the festival this year.

India TV Lifestyle Desk [ Published on: October 22, 2020 13:41 IST ]
  • People in the country are filled with enthusiasm as they celebrate the nine-day long Navratri festival. From today (22nd October), celebrations for Durga Puja have begun in many parts of the country.
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    People in the country are filled with enthusiasm as they celebrate the nine-day long Navratri festival. From today (22nd October), celebrations for Durga Puja have begun in many parts of the country.

  • During this 5 day Durga Puja festival, Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya are worshiped along with Maa Durga. Where on the first day the idol of the Goddess is installed with the ritual, on the fifth day, the idol of Goddess Durga is immersed in water.
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    During this 5 day Durga Puja festival, Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya are worshiped along with Maa Durga. Where on the first day the idol of the Goddess is installed with the ritual, on the fifth day, the idol of Goddess Durga is immersed in water.

  • Going by the legends, Duga Puja is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. The festival is celebrated as Maa Durga defeated demon god Asura. In times of the COVID19 pandemic, evil has attained a new face -- coronavirus.
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    Going by the legends, Duga Puja is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. The festival is celebrated as Maa Durga defeated demon god Asura. In times of the COVID19 pandemic, evil has attained a new face -- coronavirus.

  • Due to coronavirus pandemic, while many puja pandals have decoded to give it a pass this year adding to the misery of the idol makers, many have installed pandals on a smaller scale.
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    Due to coronavirus pandemic, while many puja pandals have decoded to give it a pass this year adding to the misery of the idol makers, many have installed pandals on a smaller scale.

  • With unlock 5, temples have opened with strict norms for COVID19 but the festivities have not stopped. People who are unable to visit the temples have build a replica at their homes.
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    With unlock 5, temples have opened with strict norms for COVID19 but the festivities have not stopped. People who are unable to visit the temples have build a replica at their homes.

  • During these nine auspicious days of Navratri, devotees observe fast, wake up early, worship the nine-avatars, offer prayers, bhog, and prasad.
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    During these nine auspicious days of Navratri, devotees observe fast, wake up early, worship the nine-avatars, offer prayers, bhog, and prasad.

  • After observing fast and worshipping Maa Durga for nine days, on the Dashami date of Sharadiya Navaratri people celebrate Dussehra. It will start from 07.41 am on October 25, till 9 am on October 26.
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    After observing fast and worshipping Maa Durga for nine days, on the Dashami date of Sharadiya Navaratri people celebrate Dussehra. It will start from 07.41 am on October 25, till 9 am on October 26.

  • Women also indulge in
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    Women also indulge in "sindoor khela," a celebration wherein women apply sindoor or vermillion to each other. This signifies wishing a happy married life.

  • If Durga Puja is a time for prayers and reverence, it's no less a time for celebration - for catching all the action in the city, and of course enjoying delicious food.
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    If Durga Puja is a time for prayers and reverence, it's no less a time for celebration - for catching all the action in the city, and of course enjoying delicious food.

  • While celebrations this year are low-key because of the COVID19 outbreak, social distancing, wearing masks, gloves and proper sanitisation is the need of the hour. (Disclaimer- Images as received on WhatsApp)
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    While celebrations this year are low-key because of the COVID19 outbreak, social distancing, wearing masks, gloves and proper sanitisation is the need of the hour. (Disclaimer- Images as received on WhatsApp)

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