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Saraswati idol

Devotees participate in an eco-friendly immersion of Goddess Saraswati idol, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A vendor wearing face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus awaits customers as he sells clay images of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of wisdom, ahead of Basant Panchami festival in Kolkata The festival, which will be celebrated on Feb. 16, marks the advent of spring.

AP Photo/Bikas Das