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Durga Puja festivities begin in West Bengal; a look at pandals in Kolkata

Durga Puja festivities begin in West Bengal; a look at pandals in Kolkata

Durga Puja festivities begin in West Bengal; a look at pandals in Kolkata
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By AP Oct 12, 2021 4:59:10 PM IST (Published)

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The five-day Durga Puja festival that started on October 11, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. It will end with the immersion of the idols on October 15. Here's a look at puja pandals in Kolkata

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A woman wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus decorates goddess Durga idol prior to its worship in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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Devotees perform rituals on the first day of Durga Puja festival on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Image: AP)

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A woman carries worship materials for rituals on the first day of Durga Puja festival. (Image: AP)

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Durga Puja festival that began on October 11 will end with the immersion of idols on October 15. (Image: AP)

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People take photographs of the clay images of goddess Durga at a makeshift worship venue in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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A woman paints 'alpona', on the courtyard of a house prior to worshipping. (Image: AP)

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A man decorates goddess Durga's idol prior to its worship in Kolkata.(Image: AP)

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People decorate goddess Durga idol in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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A man on a ladder decorates the ceiling prior to the start of worship. (Image: AP)

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