It's 'Pujo' time, soon

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2011 08:42 PM IST 8 Photos
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An artisan moulds the hand of an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival.

An artisan moulds the hand of an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival.

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An Indian artisan rests near clay idols of Hindu deities in Kumartoli, the idol makers village of Siliguri. Monsoon rain has made it difficult for artisans to finish idols on schedule, with the recent economic slowdown and rising inflation adding to the difficulties of the artisans ahead of the Durga Puja festival to be celebrated in October.

An Indian artisan rests near clay idols of Hindu deities in Kumartoli, the idol makers village of Siliguri. Monsoon rain has made it difficult for artisans to finish idols on schedule, with the recent economic slowdown and rising inflation adding to the difficulties of the artisans ahead of the Durga Puja festival to be celebrated in October.

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An artisan paints the eye of an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India.

An artisan paints the eye of an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India.

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An artisan prepares an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India.

An artisan prepares an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India.

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Artisans carry an idol of Goddess Durga to dry in the sun, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi.

Artisans carry an idol of Goddess Durga to dry in the sun, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi.

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An artisan prepares an idol of elephant-headed God Ganesh, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India.

An artisan prepares an idol of elephant-headed God Ganesh, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India.

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An artisan works on clay idols of Hindu deities in Kumartoli, the idol makers village of Siliguri.

An artisan works on clay idols of Hindu deities in Kumartoli, the idol makers village of Siliguri.

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The idol of a demon stands under the foot of Hindu Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi. The five day festival, which begins on October 2, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by the lion riding, 10 armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

The idol of a demon stands under the foot of Hindu Goddess Durga, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi. The five day festival, which begins on October 2, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by the lion riding, 10 armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2011 08:42 PM IST
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