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Durga Puja 2018: India bids adieu to Goddess for the year

PTI, AP

Published : Oct 20, 2018, 1:53 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
The immersion of idols marks the end of the festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Photos: AP/ PTI)
The immersion of idols marks the end of the festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Photos: AP/ PTI)
Hindu married women dance during 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of 'Bijoya Dashami' at a Durga Puja pandal at Bolpur in Birbhum district of West-Bengal. (PTI)
Hindu married women dance during 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of 'Bijoya Dashami' at a Durga Puja pandal at Bolpur in Birbhum district of West-Bengal. (PTI)
Indian devotees push an idol of Hindu goddess Durga to be placed in a truck before taking for immersion during Durga Puja festivities in Bangalore. (AP)
Indian devotees push an idol of Hindu goddess Durga to be placed in a truck before taking for immersion during Durga Puja festivities in Bangalore. (AP)
Married Hindu women perform rituals to celebrate Bijoya Dashami before the immersion of the idol of Devi Durga in River Ganga in Kolkata. (PTI)
Married Hindu women perform rituals to celebrate Bijoya Dashami before the immersion of the idol of Devi Durga in River Ganga in Kolkata. (PTI)
An Indian woman applies vermillion on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga during Durga Puja festivities in Bangalore. (PTI)
An Indian woman applies vermillion on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga during Durga Puja festivities in Bangalore. (PTI)
Laborers carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in the Ganges River in Kolkata, India, Friday. (AP)
Laborers carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in the Ganges River in Kolkata, India, Friday. (AP)
Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for immersion in Ganga river on the occasion of "Vijay Dashmi " at Beldanga in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. (PTI)
Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for immersion in Ganga river on the occasion of "Vijay Dashmi " at Beldanga in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. (PTI)
An idol of Goddess Durga being immersed on the last day of the Navratri festival in Bengaluru. (PTI)
An idol of Goddess Durga being immersed on the last day of the Navratri festival in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Devotees carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in a temporary pond near the river Ganges, in Allahabad. (AP)
Devotees carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in a temporary pond near the river Ganges, in Allahabad. (AP)
An Idol of Hindu goddess Durga suspends from a crane before it is immersed in the River Yamuna during Durga Puja festival in New Delhi. (AP)
An Idol of Hindu goddess Durga suspends from a crane before it is immersed in the River Yamuna during Durga Puja festival in New Delhi. (AP)

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