Durga Pooja 2013

Oct 02, 2013, 14:18 PM IST
Indian devotees carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga to be immersed in the Bay of Bengal marking the end of Durga Puja festivities in Chennai.
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Indian devotees carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga to be immersed in the Bay of Bengal marking the end of Durga Puja festivities in Chennai.

Hindu devotees dance on a street as they take an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion into the Brahmaputra River marking the end of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.
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Hindu devotees dance on a street as they take an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion into the Brahmaputra River marking the end of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.

An Indian woman laughs as others prepare to apply vermilion on her on the last day of Durga Puja festivities in Gauhati.
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An Indian woman laughs as others prepare to apply vermilion on her on the last day of Durga Puja festivities in Gauhati.

Dressed in a simple sari Rani Mukerji along with her parents attended the Durga Puja at Tulip Star Juhu..Pic Courtesy: DNA
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Dressed in a simple sari Rani Mukerji along with her parents attended the Durga Puja at Tulip Star Juhu..Pic Courtesy: DNA

Gaurav Chopraa and Pragati Mehra too were seen at the same Durga pandal. Pic Courtesy: DNA
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Gaurav Chopraa and Pragati Mehra too were seen at the same Durga pandal. Pic Courtesy: DNA

B block, CR Park puja
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B block, CR Park puja

Pocket 40, Navapalli Puja, CR Park
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Pocket 40, Navapalli Puja, CR Park

Noida Kali Bari Puja
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Noida Kali Bari Puja

Bengali women in their traditional attire get ready for a ritual in front of the Hindu goddess Durga idol during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.
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Bengali women in their traditional attire get ready for a ritual in front of the Hindu goddess Durga idol during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

A devotee carries holy water from the Ganges River as he marches through a street in a procession of Hindu festival Durga Puja in Kolkata.
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A devotee carries holy water from the Ganges River as he marches through a street in a procession of Hindu festival Durga Puja in Kolkata.

Devotees watch idol of decorated Hindu goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.
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Devotees watch idol of decorated Hindu goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

Devotees prepare to place an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a worship venue during Durga Puja festival in Guwahati.
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Devotees prepare to place an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a worship venue during Durga Puja festival in Guwahati.

A group of traditional drum players perform as they wait to be hired by the organizers of Durga Puja venues in Kolkata.
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A group of traditional drum players perform as they wait to be hired by the organizers of Durga Puja venues in Kolkata.

A sex worker garlands an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a worship place set up by sex workers at Sonagachhi, a red light district, in Kolkata.
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A sex worker garlands an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a worship place set up by sex workers at Sonagachhi, a red light district, in Kolkata.

People gather at a makeshift worship venue for Hindu goddess Durga in Kolkata.
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People gather at a makeshift worship venue for Hindu goddess Durga in Kolkata.

An Indian artist gives the finishing touches to an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Mumbai.
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An Indian artist gives the finishing touches to an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Mumbai.

An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported past a snack vendor to a venue of worship in Kolkata.
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An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported past a snack vendor to a venue of worship in Kolkata.

An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported by laborers to a venue of worship in Kolkata.
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An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported by laborers to a venue of worship in Kolkata.

An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported on a cycle rickshaw to a venue of worship in Kolkata.
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An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported on a cycle rickshaw to a venue of worship in Kolkata.

Artist puts finishing touches to a pandal before durga puja
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Artist puts finishing touches to a pandal before durga puja

Durga Murti being made for the pujas in Delhi. Pic - Prasid Banerjee
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Durga Murti being made for the pujas in Delhi. Pic - Prasid Banerjee

Durga being taken to a Puja Pandal in Delhi pic - Aparna Mudi
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Durga being taken to a Puja Pandal in Delhi pic - Aparna Mudi

Artist works on idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in his workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival, in New Delhi.
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Artist works on idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in his workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival, in New Delhi.

Artist prepares an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in New Delhi.
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Artist prepares an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in New Delhi.

An artisan paints idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.
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An artisan paints idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.

An artist prepares an idol of demon king
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An artist prepares an idol of demon king "Asura" ahead of the Durga Puja festival, in Allahabad.

An artisan mixes colors to paint idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.
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An artisan mixes colors to paint idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.

An artisan mixes colors next to a demon face to paint idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.
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An artisan mixes colors next to a demon face to paint idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati.