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Durga Puja 2018: Devotees share their favourite moments from festivities

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Published : Oct 16, 2018, 12:10 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
From the traditional to the modern and everything human, here's how you saw Durga Puja. (A popular North Kolkata Durga Puja) Photo Credit: Debojyoti Sanyal, Sammya Brata Mullick, Supratim Chakraborty, Priyanka Dutta, Subhajit Biswas, Suprotim Nandi/ Lead image by Debojyoti Sanyal)
From the traditional to the modern and everything human, here's how you saw Durga Puja. (A popular North Kolkata Durga Puja) Photo Credit: Debojyoti Sanyal, Sammya Brata Mullick, Supratim Chakraborty, Priyanka Dutta, Subhajit Biswas, Suprotim Nandi/ Lead image by Debojyoti Sanyal)
A traditional idol at a popular North Kolkata pandal. The organisation is celebrating 100 years of puja this year. (Photo: Supratim Chakraborty)
A traditional idol at a popular North Kolkata pandal. The organisation is celebrating 100 years of puja this year. (Photo: Supratim Chakraborty)
Lightworks mimicking a ship and an eagle enroute to a popular puja pandal. (Photo: Supratim Chakraborty)
Lightworks mimicking a ship and an eagle enroute to a popular puja pandal. (Photo: Supratim Chakraborty)
Waiting for the Goddess to arrive. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
Waiting for the Goddess to arrive. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
Preparations going on at an old residential Puja. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
Preparations going on at an old residential Puja. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
The Goddess is decked up in all her fineries at Chor Bagan, Sil bari, Kolkata. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
The Goddess is decked up in all her fineries at Chor Bagan, Sil bari, Kolkata. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
Dhakis playing the traditional beats outside a marquee. (Photo: Priyanka Dutta)
Dhakis playing the traditional beats outside a marquee. (Photo: Priyanka Dutta)
The Goddess as a normal woman. (Photo: Priyanka Dutta)
The Goddess as a normal woman. (Photo: Priyanka Dutta)
Generations. An elderly man along with a child looks at the deity placed inside the thakur dalan of a house. (Photo: Suprotim Nandi)
Generations. An elderly man along with a child looks at the deity placed inside the thakur dalan of a house. (Photo: Suprotim Nandi)
An old North Kolkata household Durga Puja. (Photo: Suprotim Nandi)
An old North Kolkata household Durga Puja. (Photo: Suprotim Nandi)
A traditional idol at a theme-based puja highlighting the zamindari household. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
A traditional idol at a theme-based puja highlighting the zamindari household. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
A traditional idol at a marquee. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
A traditional idol at a marquee. (Photo: Subhajit Biswas)
Ahiritola Yubak Brinda is celebrating Pujo which is based on an unique theme - the rights of sex workers in Calcutta. This is the first time such an alpona has been created in Calcutta. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)
Ahiritola Yubak Brinda is celebrating Pujo which is based on an unique theme - the rights of sex workers in Calcutta. This is the first time such an alpona has been created in Calcutta. (Photo: Sammya Brata Mullick)

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