Durga Puja Festival India Mid October each year

Durga Puja Festival India

Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. It is particularly popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bangladesh and the diaspora from this region, and also in Nepal where it is called Dashain

Date: 15 Oct. 2018 – 19 Oct. 2018
Observances: Ceremonial worship of goddess Durga
Ends: Tenth day of Ashwina shukla paksha
Observed by: Bengali, Odia, Maithils and Assamese as a socio-cultural and religious festival
Did you know: Every year for about seven days, the city of Kolkata, that hosts over 4,500 pujas, comes to a standstill to celebrate Durga Puja or Pujo. indiatimes.com
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The festival is celebrated broadly to hail woman’s power | Photo courtesy: Manogya Loiwal

Goddess Durga is a symbol of shakti (power) and one of the most celebrated deities in the Hindu pantheon. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is a festival celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm.

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Jaipur Jewellery Show to accommodate more participants this year

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JAIPUR: The 12th edition of three-day Jaipur Jewellery Show will have as many as 552 booths to accommodate more participants this year.

The fair this time will have more space and better facilities… most of the exhibitors are repeat participants, said the show’s convener Vimal Chand Surana at a press conference here today.

He said more than 30,000 participants are expected to visit the show for which 3,000 online registrations have been done so far.

The show will be held at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sitapura area here from December 20 to 23.

“This will be a complete show with diamonds, colour stones, precious metals – silver, gold, base metals – carving and beads, being showcased and marketed.

“The exhibition will also cover jewellers and gemstone dealers, jewellery institutes and publications apart from others,” he said.

For the first time, there will be a separate section for jewellery and stones. The categorisation will make it convenient for customers to search the product of their choice, he added.

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Henry Sapiecha