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

Durga Puja 2020 Image: Women 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. Images of Durga Puja and Navratri preparations from throughout the nation give an thought of how two of the most important festivals in India will appear like in a pandemic yr and what persons are planning on doing. Every yr within the weeks between Navratri, Diwali and Bhai Dooj, Indians have a good time just about day by day. People go to buddies and kinfolk, go for purchasing and naturally change presents. Amid the Covid pandemic, specialists are interesting to everybody to remain residence 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 could be very tough. 

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Durga Puja 2020 Image: Children go to a Navratri and Durga Puja pandal in Mumbai

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

With rising footfalls within the run-up to Durga Puja, in Kolkata and different elements of the nation, the authorities of malls are attempting to take security measures, together with sanitizing elevators and handrails. “We are careful about safety protocols since the reopening of our mall and diligently following the guidelines. We will allow up to 50 per cent of our standard capacity of around 50,000 people,” head of Acropolis mall in Kolkata, Okay Vijayan informed information company PTI.

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Durga Puja 2020 Image: People purchasing forward of Durga Puja in Kolkata

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

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Durga Puja 2020 Image: 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.

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Durga Puja 2020 Image: An artist offers closing touches to Durga in Kolkata’s Kumartuli

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

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

Traditionally throughout Durga Puja, new movies hit the theatres in West Bengal and particular puja songs are launched. This yr in a novel transfer, a group of stills of Satyajit Ray’s ”Sonar Kella’ will likely be printed within the autumn challenge of ‘Sandesh’, a youngsters’s journal. Ray’s son, Sandip Ray informed information company PTI that the uncommon pictures have been taken in 1973 throughout the taking pictures of “Sonar Kella”, the place the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee immortalized Feluda.

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

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

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

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