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  Photos   Photos   Life   08 Oct 2018  Durga Puja 2018: India gears up for autumnal festivities

Durga Puja 2018: India gears up for autumnal festivities

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Published : Oct 8, 2018, 4:11 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Photographers share their favourite snaps on Mahalaya as the countdown to Durga Puja begins. (Photos: Orchid Chakravorty, Subhajit Biswas, Ananya Das and Supratim Nandi/ Lead photo: Supratim Nandi))
Photographers share their favourite snaps on Mahalaya as the countdown to Durga Puja begins. (Photos: Orchid Chakravorty, Subhajit Biswas, Ananya Das and Supratim Nandi/ Lead photo: Supratim Nandi))
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An artisan etches the face of Goddess Durga. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
An artisan etches the face of Goddess Durga. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
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An artist paints the eyes of a miniature Goddess ahead of the Durga Puja. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
An artist paints the eyes of a miniature Goddess ahead of the Durga Puja. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
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A North Calcutta Bonedi House prepares for the homecoming of Maa Durga with several renovation works. (Photo: Ananya Das) You can fallow Ananya Das on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onnonaa/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onnonaadas
 A North Calcutta Bonedi House prepares for the homecoming of Maa Durga with several renovation works. (Photo: 
Ananya Das) You can fallow Ananya Das on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onnonaa/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onnonaadas
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Final touch ups and decorations takes place on the idol of Maa Durga before Pujo begins completely. (Photo: Ananya Das)
Final touch ups and decorations takes place on the idol of Maa Durga before Pujo begins completely. (Photo: Ananya Das)
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Idols inside a North Calcutta Bonedi Household awaiting to be painted and decorated. (Photo: Ananya Das)
Idols inside a North Calcutta Bonedi Household awaiting to be painted and decorated. (Photo: Ananya Das)
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A child looks at a family deity housed inside a ruinous palatial house. (Photo: Supratim Nandi) You can follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shutter_bong/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suprotimn
A child looks at a family deity housed inside a ruinous palatial house. (Photo: Supratim Nandi) You can follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shutter_bong/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suprotimn
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The Goddess in a fierce battle pose, at Kumartuli, Kolkata. (Photo: Orchid Chakravorty)
The Goddess in a fierce battle pose, at Kumartuli, Kolkata. (Photo: Orchid Chakravorty)
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Well known artist Pradip Rudra Paul giving the finishing touches to an idol before it leaves for the marquee. (Photo: Orchid Chakravorty)
Well known artist Pradip Rudra Paul giving the finishing touches to an idol before it leaves for the marquee. (Photo: Orchid Chakravorty)
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Deities getting ready inside a North Kolkata Bonedi house. (Photo: Supratim Nandi)
Deities getting ready inside a North Kolkata Bonedi house. (Photo: Supratim Nandi)
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An idol after Her eyes have been painted. (Photo: Orchid Chakravorty)
An idol after Her eyes have been painted. (Photo: Orchid Chakravorty)
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