Navratri Celebrations

Navratri Celebrations

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

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

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

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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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.

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

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

Artist dressed as Hindu gods take part on a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad.
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Artist dressed as Hindu gods take part on a Dussehra festival procession 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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A girl dressed as Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, acts in a street play ahead of Dussehra festival in Allahabad.

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

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

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

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

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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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.