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Durga Puja 2020: This Is How Durga Puja Will Look Like In A Pandemic Year

Durga Puja 2020 Picture: Ladies in masks click on selfie with Ma Durga at a pandal in Bengal

Durga Puja is only a week away and Navratri begins on Saturday. Pictures of Durga Puja and Navratri preparations from throughout the nation give an concept of how two of the largest festivals in India will appear like in a pandemic 12 months and what individuals are planning on doing. Yearly within the weeks between Navratri, Diwali and Bhai Dooj, Indians rejoice nearly on daily basis. Individuals go to pals and kin, go for procuring and naturally alternate presents. Amid the Covid pandemic, specialists are interesting to everybody to remain dwelling in order that the an infection doesn’t unfold quick. Navratri and Durga Puja gatherings are an intrinsic a part of the celebrations when sustaining social distance may be very troublesome. 


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: Youngsters go to a Navratri and Durga Puja pandal in Mumbai


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: A ‘corona warrior’ in PPE sanitizes a group puja pandal in Kolkata

With rising footfalls within the run-up to Durga Puja, in Kolkata and different components of the nation, the authorities of malls try to take security measures, together with sanitizing elevators and handrails. “We’re cautious about security protocols because the reopening of our mall and diligently following the rules. We are going to permit as much as 50 per cent of our normal capability of round 50,000 individuals,” head of Acropolis mall in Kolkata, Ok Vijayan advised information company PTI.


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: Individuals procuring forward of Durga Puja in Kolkata

Durga Puja in Kolkata and different components of West Bengal is known for the extravagant pandals. Organizers are in a race to out-do one another. From replicas of well-known architectural buildings to eco-friendly ones and offbeat designs, a number of the pandals are spectacular. Within the pandemic 12 months, right here is a ‘coronavirus’ pandal in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: A pandal wanting like ‘coronavirus’ in South Dinajpur, West Bengal

In Kolkata’s Kumartuli, the normal hub, the place idols of Goddess Durga are made, artists are busy giving the ultimate touches. The grandeur in decorations is lacking, idols are smaller and the demand is considerably much less however artists are nonetheless hopeful.


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: An artist provides last touches to Durga in Kolkata’s Kumartuli


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: An artist attracts the eyes of Goddess Durga in Birbhum, West Bengal 


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: An idol of Goddess Durga able to be taken to the pandal in Nadia, West Bengal

Historically throughout Durga Puja, new movies hit the theatres in West Bengal and particular puja songs are launched. This 12 months in a novel transfer, a group of stills of Satyajit Ray’s ”Sonar Kella’ can be printed within the autumn difficulty of ‘Sandesh’, a youngsters’s journal. Ray’s son, Sandip Ray advised information company PTI that the uncommon photographs had been taken in 1973 in the course of the taking pictures of “Sonar Kella”, the place the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee immortalized Feluda.


Durga Puja 2020 Picture: A nonetheless from Satyajit Ray’s ”Sonar Kella’.  Soumitra Chatterjee performs Feluda

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday mentioned, cultural programmes within the state with a most of 150 individuals can be allowed throughout Durga Puja. The occasions should be held in open areas she mentioned.

In the meantime a plea has been filed within the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom looking for instructions to cease the Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal in view of the pandemic, reported information company ANI. In line with the plea, the COVID-19 state of affairs within the state is identical because it was in Kerala after Onam.

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