Teary Dashami

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  • Published 11.10.16

Conches are blowing, women of the house are stalking each other with plates of sindoor... it must be Dashami. So soon? The Puja that we looked for all year comes to an end. Several committees will organise processions to bid adieu to 
Maa amid dhaak beats and crackershows

Children click a groupie with governor Droupadi Murmu at Ranchi Raliway Station Durga Puja pandal on Navami. Murmu offered chunri to Maa Durga and spent around 15 minutes at the pandal. “The governor liked the idol of goddess Durga in Nataraj avatar and appreciated the lightworks,” said Rahul Sharma, 
vice-president of the committee. Picture by Hardeep Singh


On the last day of the Puja, its time for women to smear each other with vermilion, engage in adda and seek the blessings of elders


  • Deshapriya Club on Hazaribagh Road: 8am
  • Kali Mandir Durga Puja Samiti on Ratu Road: 8am
  • Durgabari Temple near Albert Ekka Chowk: 8am


  • Tinplate Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee in Golmuri: 10am
  • Amal Sangha Durga Puja Committee in Sidhgora: 10am
  • New Sidhgora Durga Puja Committee: 10am
  • Sonari West Durga Puja Committee: 9am
  • Beldih Kalibari Puja in Northern Town: 10am
  • Jamshedpur Sarbajanin Durga Puja at Aambagan grounds: 10am


  • Children Park Puja Pandal in Hirapur: 10am
  • Hirapur Harimandir Puja: 10am


  • Bangali Durga Mandap in town: 8am
  • Bihari Durga Mandap in town: 8am


  • Sector I-C: 9.30am



  • Chandrashekhar Azad Puja Committee on Main Road, Ranchi, will distribute khichdi around 3pm
  • Puja Pandal on Joraphatak Road in Dhanbad will distribute chura-dahi around 10am



Due to Muharram, the administration has asked all Puja committees to wrap up immersions strictly within the given time frame

  • Ranchi: 9am to 3pm
  • Jamshedpur: 2pm to 9pm
  • Bokaro: 11am to 3pm
  • Dhanbad: 3.30pm to 9pm
  • Hazaribagh: 4pm to 10pm
Brass idols at Jairam Youth Sporting Club in Adityapur. (Bhola Prasad)


  • Ranchi: Main Road, Harmu Road and Karbala Chowk after 4pm
  • Jamshedpur: MGM Hospital roundabout to New Baradwari and Hume Pipe Road; Kasidih Main Road to Sitaramdera; the stretch of Straight Mile Road between Agrico roundabout to Sidhgora
  • Dhanbad: Howrah Motors Road to Manaitand
  • Hazaribagh: Barricades at Jhanda Chowk
  • Bokaro: Naya More, Bokaro Aerodrome Road



  • Kolkata Durga Puja Samiti in Kokar, Ranchi
  • Sarbajanin Durga Puja in Burmamines, Jamshedpur 
  • Bhuli E Block Puja Pandal, Dhanbad



  • For her: Stick to white in keeping with the mood of the day. Traditional white sari with red border is the best bet 
  • For him: Kurta-pyjama or kurta-jeans to keep it simple 




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Compiled by Arti S. Sahuliyar, Praduman Choubey, Shashank Shekhar,
Vishvendu Jaipuriar, Pinaki Majumdar  and  Animesh Bisoee