Navratri Celebrations

Navratri Celebrations

Oct 03, 2014, 11:40 AM IST
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An Indian artist dressed as Hindu god Rama sits on a float during a Dussehra festival procession in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

An Indian artist dressed as Hindu god Rama sits on a float during a Dussehra festival procession in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

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Artists get ready backstage for 'Ramleela', a theater performance depicting the Hindu epic Ramayana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations.

Artists get ready backstage for 'Ramleela', a theater performance depicting the Hindu epic Ramayana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations.

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An artisan paints an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop in Guwahati.

An artisan paints an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop in Guwahati.

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Artists prepare themselves before going on stage for a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, to celebrate the festival of Dussehra in Allahabad.

Artists prepare themselves before going on stage for a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, to celebrate the festival of Dussehra in Allahabad.

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A tableau carries a huge idol of God Hanuman during the Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

A tableau carries a huge idol of God Hanuman during the Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

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Artists prepare themselves before going on stage for a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, to celebrate the festival of Dussehra in Allahabad.

Artists prepare themselves before going on stage for a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, to celebrate the festival of Dussehra in Allahabad.

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A tableau carries a portrait of God Hanuman during the Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

A tableau carries a portrait of God Hanuman during the Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

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Artist dressed as Hindu gods take part on a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

Artist dressed as Hindu gods take part on a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

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A girl dressed as Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, acts in a street play ahead of Dussehra festival in Allahabad.

A girl dressed as Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, acts in a street play ahead of Dussehra festival in Allahabad.

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Actors dress up for 'Ramlila', a theater performance depicting the Hindu epic Ramayana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations in New Delhi.

Actors dress up for 'Ramlila', a theater performance depicting the Hindu epic Ramayana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations in New Delhi.

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Idols of Hindu goddess Durga is carried on a country boat on the Ganges River to a venue of worship in Kolkata.

Idols of Hindu goddess Durga is carried on a country boat on the Ganges River to a venue of worship in Kolkata.

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Artists dressed as Hindu deities Rama and Laxman, sit in a tableau during a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

Artists dressed as Hindu deities Rama and Laxman, sit in a tableau during a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.

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A artist works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga, at a workshop in Allahabad.

A artist works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga, at a workshop in Allahabad.

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Children play in an alley beside idols of Hindu goddess Durga being prepared ahead of the Durga Puja festival at Kumartuli or potters' place in Kolkata.

Children play in an alley beside idols of Hindu goddess Durga being prepared ahead of the Durga Puja festival at Kumartuli or potters' place in Kolkata.

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