In Pictures | Low-key but topical, Durga Puja amid the COVID-19 pandemic


The Calcutta High Court said no visitors will be allowed inside Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal, and the Puja mandap will be treated as a “containment zone” this year, owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the rest of the country too, Durga Puja celebrations innovated and adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 to usher in the necessary cheer in a difficult year. Here’s a look at the festivities from different parts of the country.

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