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Durga Puja 2020: In Photos

Idols, pandals, graffiti: Preparations are on in full swing ahead of the Durga Puja festival

October 21, 2020

Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in an utensil on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in New Delhi.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in Ganga river on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in a pond at the end of the Durga Puja festival, in east Delhi.

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Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for immersion on 'Vijay Dashami' during the Durga Puja festival, in Dibrugarh.

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An idol of goddess Durga is worshipped in a makeshift worship venue during Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the region, in Kolkata.

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Devotees wearing PPE kits perform the traditional 'Dhunuchi dance' in front of an idol of Goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees pray in front of an idol of Goddess Durga at a community pandal of Aram Bagh Puja Samiti, in New Delhi.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga on the final day of Durga Puja festival in Prayagraj.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives a finishing touch to his sculpture depicting Goddess Durga, during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, at Puri beach.

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Devotees maintaining distance, at a pandal during the Anjali of Maha-Ashtami at a community Puja Pandal, in Kolkata.

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People distribute prasad at a pandal on Maha-Ashtami during the ongoing Durga puja festival, in Kolkata.

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No Entry Board due to Coronavirus Pandemic at a Puja Pandal during the ongoing Durga puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees click photos of Puja pandal on Maha-Ashtami during the ongoing Durga puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees perform 'Aarti' at a community pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Prayagraj.

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An idol of Goddess Durga at a community pandal during the Maha Saptami, in Patna.

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Idol of Goddess Durga with gold ornaments at a community puja pandal during Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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Idol of Goddess Durga in a community puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Police personnel stand guard near the barricades set up at a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata. The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday partly modified its order on community Durga Puja amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A priest performs rituals at a community Durga puja pandal on the occasion of 'Panchami Tithi', in Kolkata.

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Bullock cart statues displayed outside a village themed community puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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A barricaded entrance of a community puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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A community puja pandal depicting the plight of migrant workers during COVID-19 lockdown, ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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An idol of Goddess Durga at a community puja pandal on the occasion of 'Panchami Tithi', ahead of the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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View of under construction Samaj Sevi Club Puja Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of Suruchi Sangha Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of under construction Samaj Sevi Club puja Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of Behala Nutan Dal Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of Goddess Durga idol installed at Chetla Agrani Club Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of Goddess Durga idol installed at Ballygunge Cultural Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A glimpse of Babubagan Club Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of under construction Tridhara Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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View of under construction Shiv Mandir puja committee Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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Women in masks click selfie with Ma Durga at a pandal in Kolkata.

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A view of under construction Badamtala Ashar Sangha Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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An artist decorates the idols of Goddess Durga ahead of the Durga Puja festival at Kumartuli, in Kolkata.

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An artist paints an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of the Durga Puja festival at Kumartuli, in Kolkata.

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An artist gives finishing touches to an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Birbhum district.

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A civic worker wearing a protective suit sanitizes a makeshift worship venue of Hindu goddess Durga in Kolkata.

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A worker wearing a PPE sanitises a community puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Children visit a Navratri pandal themed on schooling, ahead of Durga Puja festival in Mumbai.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paints the eyes of Goddess Durga idol at a community puja pandal ahead Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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An artist gives final touch to an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of upcoming Durga Puja festival, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district.

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An artist gives finishing touch to an idol, ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Karad.

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A man looks on at a larger than life kettle, installed at a community puja pandal ahead of upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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An artisan gives finishing touches to an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Nadia district.

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An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of upcoming Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of 'Asur', decorated to resemble coronavirus, ahead of upcoming Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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A carpenter works to construct a community puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Artists give final touch to idols of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Bhopal.

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An artist paints a mural of Goddess Durga on a wall, in Nadia district.

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An artisan works on a clay idol as part of preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, at Lalbaug in Mumbai.

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An artisan works on a clay idol as part of preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, at Lalbaug in Mumbai.

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An artisan gives a finishing touch to an idol of Goddess Durga, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of upcoming Durga Puja, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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An artisan makes an idol of Goddess Durga for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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An artisan prepares a clay idol of Goddess Durga ahead of the Hindu religious festival season in Hyderabad.

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Artists decorate an idol of Goddess Durga at a community pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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