Celebrating Durga Puja

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A man draws a traditional pattern at the Bombay Durgabari Samiti during the Durga Puja in Mumbai. HT/Kalpak Pathak

A man draws a traditional pattern at the Bombay Durgabari Samiti during the Durga Puja in Mumbai. HT/Kalpak Pathak

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Devotees visit a pandal or a marquee on the first day of the Durga Puja in Kolkata. The five-day festival, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. AP/Bikas Das

Devotees visit a pandal or a marquee on the first day of the Durga Puja in Kolkata. The five-day festival, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. AP/Bikas Das

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Devotees visit a pandal or a marquee on the first day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. AP/Bikas Das

Devotees visit a pandal or a marquee on the first day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. AP/Bikas Das

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A woman decorates an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of on mahasashthi puja in Kolkata. PTI/Swapan Mahapatra

A woman decorates an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of on mahasashthi puja in Kolkata. PTI/Swapan Mahapatra

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A pandal or a marquee which is a temporary worship venue of Goddess Durga is seen in Guwahati. PTI

A pandal or a marquee which is a temporary worship venue of Goddess Durga is seen in Guwahati. PTI

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A girl blows a traditional conch shell in front of the clay idol of Goddess Durga in Kolkata. AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar

A girl blows a traditional conch shell in front of the clay idol of Goddess Durga in Kolkata. AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar

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President Pranab Mukherjee waves to the public as he arrives at his ancestral village Mirati to take part in Durga Puja. PTI

President Pranab Mukherjee waves to the public as he arrives at his ancestral village Mirati to take part in Durga Puja. PTI

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Drummers, also known as dhakis, beat their drums at a pandal or a marquee in Kolkata. UNI

Drummers, also known as dhakis, beat their drums at a pandal or a marquee in Kolkata. UNI

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A pandal or a marquee set up for Goddess Durga is seen in central Kolkata. UNI

A pandal or a marquee set up for Goddess Durga is seen in central Kolkata. UNI

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An idol of Goddess Durga is seen at a pandal or a marquee in Kolkata. UNI

An idol of Goddess Durga is seen at a pandal or a marquee in Kolkata. UNI

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Devotees are seen inside a pandal or a marquee on the first day of the Durga Puja in Kolkata. UNI

Devotees are seen inside a pandal or a marquee on the first day of the Durga Puja in Kolkata. UNI

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