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Durga Puja

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

October 08, 2018

Devotees immerse God Durga idol on the bank of river Ganga, in Kolkata.

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A view of idols of God Durga against the background of Taj Mahal, left for immersion on the banks of river Yamuna, in Agra.

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The immersion of an idol of the goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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The immersion of an idol of the goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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Devotees immerse idols of Goddess Durga after the end of Durga Puja festival at Kalindi Kunj Ghat in New Delhi.

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Laborers carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in a temporary pond near the river Ganges, in Allahabad. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

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An idol of Goddess Durga being immersed on the last day of the Navratri festival in Bengaluru.

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Married women dance during 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of ‘Bijoya Dashami’ at a Durga Puja pandal at Bolpur in Birbhum district of West-Bengal.

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Bengali married women dance during 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of ‘Vijay Dashami’ at a Durga Puja pandal in Allahabad.

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Women participate in 'Sindoor Khela' on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami in Ahmedabad.

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Married women apply vermillion to each other as they participate in 'Sindoor Khela' during Bijoya Dashami celebrations in Kolkata.

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A woman performs 'Dhanuchi' dance during 'Maha Navami' celebrations at the North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja pandal, in Mumbai.

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A priest offers evening prayers during 'Maha Navami' puja at a community puja pandal in Kolkata.

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Devotees throng at a community puja pandal to celebrate 'Maha Navami' of ongoing Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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Preparation of Chetla Agrani Club Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja in Kolkata.

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View of Chetla Agrani Club Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja in Kolkata.

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View of Samaj Sevi Sangha Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Samaj Sevi Sangha Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Samaj Sevi Sangha Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Tridhara Sammilani Club pandal for upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Ballygunge Cultural Association pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Ballygunge Cultural Association pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Shiv Mandir Club pandal for upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Mudiali Club Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Mudiali Club Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Mudiali Club Pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja, in Kolkata.

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View of Babu Bagan Club Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja in Kolkata.

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View of Babu Bagan Club Pandal for upcoming Durga Puja in Kolkata.

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An artisan works on idols of Hindu goddess Durga in a workshop in Allahabad. The idols are being made for worship for the upcoming Durga Puja festival.

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A graffiti dedicated to the rights of sex workers at a community puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Artistes create graffiti dedicated to the rights of sex workers at a community puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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People carry an idol Goddess Durga to install at a pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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People carry idols of Goddess Durga across River Ganga to install at pandals for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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People carry idols of Goddess Durga across River Ganga to install at pandals for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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A worker cleans the decoration pieces used to decorate a puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Workers prepare a sea coral effect themed puja panadal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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

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People carry Lord Durga idol to a pandal for installation ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Workers gives finishing touches at a 'puja pandal' to promote Jute Industry in West Bengal state, ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Workers busy in decorating a 'pandal' for the forthcoming Durga Puja celebrations, in Kolkata.

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Artisans work on idols of goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Allahabad.

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A Durga Puja pandal themed on 'all blood are same', in Kolkata.

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Artist Upasona Chatterjee gives finishing touch on the clay idol of Devi Durga at a community puja pandal themed on the LGBTQ community, in Kolkata.

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An artisan prepares an idol of Goddess Durga at his workshop ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Birbhum.

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An Indian woman, left and two yellow cabs prepare to cross an intersection of a street painted with colors ahead of Hindu festival Durga Puja in Kolkata

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An Indian artisan prays before idols of Hindu goddess Durga being prepared inside a workshop before start their work in Guwahati

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An Indian artist gives finishing touch to an idol of Hindu goddess Ambe ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmadabad

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People install decorations inside a makeshift venue of worship ahead of Hindu festival Durga Puja in Kolkata

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Throng of visitors in front of a community puja pandal to celebrate 'Mahasaptami' during ongoing Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

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A view of an illuminated Durga puja pandal constructed using over 9000 plastic bottles during the ongoing Durga puja festival, in Guwahati.

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A view of Durga puja pandal made as a replica of 'Palace of Westminster with Big Ben' during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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