A- A A+
Last Updated : Oct 25 2020 11:17AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share his thoughts in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme at 11 this morning            Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says Corona vaccine likely be available in country by January 2021            Last date for filing of Income Tax and GST returns extended till 31st of December            Dussehra is being celebrated across country today            IPL Cricket: Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in Dubai           

International News

Oct 16, 2020
8:31PM

Bangladesh to hold Durga Puja in 30,225 mandaps

AIR Pics
The largest festival of Hindus of Bangladesh Durgapuja will be celebrated all over the country in 30,225 mandaps this year. The information was shared by the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad Nirmal Kumar Chatterjee, reports the official news agency BSS.

This year the number of mandaps has declined by 1173 due to the Corona pandemic. Last year Puja was organised across 31,398 mandaps across the country. In Dhaka alone, 233 Puja mandaps will be holding the Durga Puja this year. Last year,  the capital city had 237 mandaps for Durga Puja.

The five day long Sharadiya Durgotsab will begin with ‘Kalparambho’ on October 22 when the face of the deity will be unveiled on Maha Panchami. The festival will end with the immersion of idols on October 26. 

The General Secretary of Puja Udjapan Parishad said that the mandaps will observe all the health guidelines and other directives issued by the government. 

Earlier this week, the government had instructed the organisers of the Durga Puja to observe certain health guidelines during the festival. It mandated wearing of masks, social distancing and arrangement of handwashing and sanitisers for the people visiting the mandaps. It also prohibited the Shobhajatra during the immersion of the idols. 

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 25 (Oct) Midday News 24 (Oct) Evening News 24 (Oct) Hourly 25 (Oct) (1010hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 25 (Oct) दोपहर समाचार 24 (Oct) समाचार संध्या 24 (Oct) प्रति घंटा समाचार 25 (Oct) (1000hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 25 (Oct) Khabrein(Day) 24 (Oct) Khabrein(Eve) 24 (Oct)
Aaj Savere 25 (Oct) Parikrama 24 (Oct)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 24 (Oct) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 24 (Oct) Spotlight/News Analysis 24 (Oct) Employment News 24 (Oct) World News 24 (Oct) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 24 (Oct) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 24 (Oct) North East Diary 22 (Oct)