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  • Durga Puja 2018

    Mandap the residence of the divine

    For the typical eye, it is easy to picture crowds of devotees lining up and crowding around Ma Durga during the auspicious autumnal festivities. A glimpse and a prayer to the divinity that visits this mortal plane once every year to cleanse off the dreadful, the dreary, and the disturbing — the figure that stands in all her ten-armed glory, riding the lion with a defeated Mahishashur.

  • Durga Puja Festival 2018

    Durga's empowered womanhood

    Hymns, camphor-lit invocations and venerations of Durga followed by the immersion of idols in the river — Durga Puja is an electrifying carnival of a religious festival. Rooted in our very own Bengal, and dating way back to the 17th century, Durga Puja has evolved to mean a glorified community affair with lights, fireworks and colours. However, the main tableau of Durga herself is an overlooked story and one for the ages. And, it is here where the spirit of Durga Puja is tethered.

  • Durga Puja 2018

    DIMENSIONS OF DURGA

    This week is all about the celebration of Durga Puja. Star Lifestyle showcases the many facets of Durga and her avatars, the goddess as a symbol of a valiant woman, the mysticism of the colour that is red, and much more.

  • Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

    Religious rights of all to be protected: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the aim of her government is to build Bangladesh with non-communal spirit where the religious rights of all will be protected.

  • Aruna Biswas's Durga Puja Celebration 2018

    Aruna Biswas in celebratory mood for Durga Puja

    Aruna Biswas started her journey in the show business in 1986 with the film 'Chapa Dangar Bou', directed by Nayak Raj Razzak. Since then, she has appeared in 150 movies and recently, she directed a tele-fiction. The actor shares her plans for this Durga Puja.

  • Durga Puja 2018 celebration in Bangladesh

    No security threat during Durga Puja: DMP chief

    There is no specific security threat centring this year's Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzamman Mia says.

  • Dhallywood Actor Bappy Chowdhury

    Bappy Chowdhury looking forward to Durga Puja

    Bappy Chowdhury has become a favourite amongst cinemagoers in a short span of time, thanks to his remarkable performances on the silver screen. Currently, the actor is working on several films. He is also looking forward to a joyous Durga Puja this year.

  • Debolina Sur

    Debolina Sur's melodious gift this Durga Puja

    With Durga Puja just around the corner, Debolina Sur has come up with her album, Ki Haway Matalo. Released under the banner of Gaanwala,

  • Durga Puja 2018 Festival Celebration

    When Dhakeshwari arrives

    Occurring annually, Durga Puja has always been one of the largest and most colourful festivals in Bangladesh. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, after ten days and nine nights of battling him.

  • Durga Puja 2018

    The must-have fashion planner for Durga Puja

    When we think of October, besides the obvious never-ending heat and unforgiving bouts of rain, there is also Durga Puja to look forward to. The preparations start a month earlier with the changing architecture of the city, not just around the temples but everywhere else with mandaps (dias/stages) being erected and a festive feel sealing the air.

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