Cuttack Durga Puja 2020: Odisha’s cultural festivals are an integral part of the state’s diversity and colorfulness, bringing together people from different classes and walks of life. Cuttack is the festive capital of the state, known as the city of 52 Bazar 53 Galli, the city celebrates at least a festival every month.
Be it Pala, Daskathaia, Ram Leela, Asta Prahari or Dola, Kumarpurnima, Khudurukuni or Ganesh Puja, Baliyatra, and Durga Puja. The people of Cuttack never miss a chance to celebrate. Durga Puja is being celebrated twice a year i.e Basanti Durga in April & May and the Durga Puja in October. Due to COVID 19 pandemic, Durga puja was celebrated following the government guidelines.
Lord Mahadev Medha – Cuttack Durga Puja 2020: The biggest festival in the millennium city has come to an end with the Bisharjan of idols. This year due to COVID 19, the entire festival lacked color. The immersion of idols at designated water bodies without the characteristic extravaganza on 26 October 2020. The social media posters of “Cuttack Durga Puja 2021, a year” is already going rounds in various social media pages and groups on Cuttack. This shows the emotion of the people of Cuttack attached to Durga Puja.
Maa Durga Medha – Cuttack Durga Puja 2020: Durga puja drew to a close in the SilverCity with the immersion of idols at designated water bodies without the characteristic extravaganza on Monday. As the puja committees had to adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocol and guidelines issued by the administration in the wake of the pandemic, the immersion ceremony was observed without the traditional pomp and gaiety.
Cuttack Durga Puja 2020 Bhasani: Immersion Ceremony completed with Sombre Goodbye to Maa Durga Amid Covid Regulations. The Durga Puja celebrations in 2020 have come to an end as idols of Goddess Durga and her coterie are being immersed in make-shift temporary water bodies here.
Arrangements have been made in this millennium city to ensure a smooth idol immersion ceremony with restrictions on the social gathering. This year music including gongs and loudspeakers were not allowed. The immersion ceremony started at 10 AM and ended by 6 PM.
According to news portals, four-time slots were allotted to puja committees, like 10 AM-12 PM, 12 PM-2 PM, 2 PM-4 PM, and 4 PM-6 PM.