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Durga Puja celebrates the best in art across nation

PTI, AP

Published : Sep 26, 2017, 11:10 am IST
Updated : Oct 22, 2017, 1:12 pm IST
From a 100-foot-tall Durga idol in Guwahati, to Buckingham Palace in Kolkata, India celebrates the autumnal festival of the 10-armed-goddess Durga (Photo: PTI, AP)
From a 100-foot-tall Durga idol in Guwahati, to Buckingham Palace in Kolkata, India celebrates the autumnal festival of the 10-armed-goddess Durga (Photo: PTI, AP)
A view of a community Durga puja pandal made up by bottles in Kolkata (Photo: PTI)
A view of a community Durga puja pandal made up by bottles in Kolkata (Photo: PTI)
Workers prepare a 100-foot bamboo idol of the Hindu deity Durga in Guwahati for the upcoming festival on Saturday. The 100ft idol of Durga is aimed at breaking the Guinness World Records for the tallest bamboo sculpture. (Photo: PTI)
Workers prepare a 100-foot bamboo idol of the Hindu deity Durga in Guwahati for the upcoming festival on Saturday. The 100ft idol of Durga is aimed at breaking the Guinness World Records for the tallest bamboo sculpture. (Photo: PTI)
Workers of Bhartiya Yuvak Sangh made puja pandal on the theme of ''Unity is Strength'' for Durga Puja festival at Uppar Bazaar in Ranchi (Photo: PTI)
Workers of Bhartiya Yuvak Sangh made puja pandal on the theme of ''Unity is Strength'' for Durga Puja festival at Uppar Bazaar in Ranchi (Photo: PTI)
Buckingham Palace in London comes alive at Santosh Mitra Square puja pandal in Central Kolkata (Photo: PTI)
Buckingham Palace in London comes alive at Santosh Mitra Square puja pandal in Central Kolkata (Photo: PTI)
A pandal decked up with lamps in Kolkata housing an idol of the goddess Durga (Photo: PTI)
A pandal decked up with lamps in Kolkata housing an idol of the goddess Durga (Photo: PTI)
'Dhaakis' showing their art in front of Sealdah station in Kolkata on Sunday, awaiting to be hired ahead of the upcoming Durga Puja festival (Photo: PTI)
'Dhaakis' showing their art in front of Sealdah station in Kolkata on Sunday, awaiting to be hired ahead of the upcoming Durga Puja festival (Photo: PTI)
NCC cadets take selfie in front of a structure in the shape of a soccer ball symbolizing FIFA World Cup U-17 (Photo: PTI)
NCC cadets take selfie in front of a structure in the shape of a soccer ball symbolizing FIFA World Cup U-17 (Photo: PTI)
A community Durga puja pandal based on theme of communal harmony during Maha Panchami of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata (Photo: PTI)
A community Durga puja pandal based on theme of communal harmony during Maha Panchami of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata (Photo: PTI)
A view of a Durga puja pandal in North Kolkata's Durga Puja. Started in 1919, this is one of the oldest community pujas in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)
A view of a Durga puja pandal in North Kolkata's Durga Puja. Started in 1919, this is one of the oldest community pujas in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)
The idol of Devi Durga at Rani rashmoni's house is being decorated with ornaments in Kolkata. During the hey days of the puja the house saw cultural functions like Jatra and Kabigaan where artists came from all across Bengal. (Photo: PTI)
The idol of Devi Durga at Rani rashmoni's house is being decorated with ornaments in Kolkata. During the hey days of the puja the house saw cultural functions like Jatra and Kabigaan where artists came from all across Bengal. (Photo: PTI)
Sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture of Goddess Durga at Nepali Basti Mandir in Dimapur, Nagaland. (Photo: PTI)
Sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture of Goddess Durga at Nepali Basti Mandir in Dimapur, Nagaland. (Photo: PTI)
A priest fixes a banana plant near a Hindu goddess Durga idol at a worship venue ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati. (Photo: AP)
A priest fixes a banana plant near a Hindu goddess Durga idol at a worship venue ahead of Durga Puja festival in Gauhati. (Photo: AP)

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