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This year, Kolkata has geared up for a virtual Durga Puja celebration to deter Pandal lines. This new initiative has been taken keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in mind. At least 50 major Pujas in Kolkata including the popular ones will be shown online to reach the domestic audience. Also Read - Durga Puja 2020: Committee in Kolkata Installs Giant TV Screens to Help People Watch Decoration and Idol

This Durga Puja, you can offer prayers to Maa Durga without stepping outside. Most of the popular Pujas in Kolkata will be streamed online at least through 3 applications and social media platforms. Various committees in the city who are a part of the Forum for Durgotsav have jointly tied up with tech firms to execute the live streaming and provide 360 degrees virtual tour experience to people who are deciding to stay at home even during the Durga Puja. Also Read - Durga Puja 2020: Sushant Singh Rajput's Images Feature in Kolkata Pandal, Sister Shweta Thanks All for Remembering Actor
In an interview to a leading website, Arpan Chatterjee, who had introduced http://www.thepuja.app said that if you have a VR box at home, you can walk around the Pandals without going out and get 360 degrees view of the entire Puja Pandal and craftsmanship. You will feel as if you are physically inside that Pandal.

This means you can easily get a real experience of the Durga Puja without putting a mask on or maintaining social distancing. All you need to do is to click the relevant link. Notably, you can enjoy the Puja of some places in Kolkata without paying even a penny. However, others have introduced a subscription-based Puja experience.

One of the free apps where you can get details about Pujas happening this year in Kolkata and photographs of the idols is Lokohit. Some of the other Pujas that will be streamed online daily are Suruchi Sangha, Naktala Udayan Sangha, Ballygunge Cultural, Jodhpur Park 95 Pally, Beliaghata 33 No Pallybasi Brindo and Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Samity.




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Durga Puja 2020: Committee in Kolkata Installs Giant TV Screens to Help People Watch Decoration and Idol

The puja will shun its usual lustre due to the COVID-19 situation, but there will be no scaling down of the idol's height and its look.


A big-budget Durga Puja committee in the city will adorn the idols of Goddess Durga and her progeny with 25 kg gold and to avoid crowding inside the pandal would install giant TV screens on roads so that revellers can watch the decoration and the idol. Also Read - India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Falls Below 8 Per Cent as Testing Continue to Ris, Says Health Ministry


The idols of Sribhumi Sporting Club will be wearing a golden crown, a golden chain, and the golden jewellery, state Fire minister Sujit Bose, the livewire behind the puja. Also Read - 200-300 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Likely to be Ready by December-end: SII
Bose said while the puja will shun its usual lustre due to COVID-19 situation, but there will be no scaling down of the idol’s height and its look. Also Read - Coronavirus Vaccine Latest News: No Major Mutation in Virus, Won't Hinder Vaccines, Says Centre; Modi Suggests Vaccine-delivery System Like Polls


“We will ensure visitors do not crowd inside the pandal and will control the crowd in case there is a hint of gathering. We will ask them to see the pandal and Protima (idol) on the giant TV screens put up near the marquee on the side of VIP Road if there is a chance of swelling of the crowd at any moment,” the senior Trinamool Congress leader said.
He said the pandal will look like the famous Kedarnath temple.


The Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja committee, which has modelled its pandal as a giant urn and put up the idol on an elevated platform inside for the restricted entry of visitors or roadside view, will also stream every moment of the celebrations through Facebook live and the website of the puja committee in 360 angles.
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