Pandal to begin crafting Durga idol with ritual

MUMBAI: Ganeshotsav is yet to begin, but one corner of Powai gives the impression that Navratras are here already. The Powai Bengali Welfare Association (PBWA), which organizes a grand Durga Puja in this suburb, is hosting the Khuti puja on Sunday morning. This ritual signals the start of the idol carving process for Durga Puja, much like the Padya pujan seen before Ganeshotsav.

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Powai Bengalis to celebrate Tagore’s birthday

The Powai Bengali Welfare Association (PBWA) will celebrate the 166th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore with a two-day cultural and food show at Hiranandani Gardens this weekend.

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