Maha Asthami

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A young girl, known as a 'kumari', is dressed as the Hindu goddess Durga during a ritual for the Durga Puja festival in Siliguri.

A young girl, known as a 'kumari', is dressed as the Hindu goddess Durga during a ritual for the Durga Puja festival in Siliguri.

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Priests perform 'Kunwari Kanya' puja on the auspicious Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja at a pandal in Ranchi.

Priests perform 'Kunwari Kanya' puja on the auspicious Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja at a pandal in Ranchi.

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A young girl, known as a 'kumari', is dressed as the Hindu goddess Durga and carried by worshippers during a ritual for the Durga Puja festival in Siliguri.

A young girl, known as a 'kumari', is dressed as the Hindu goddess Durga and carried by worshippers during a ritual for the Durga Puja festival in Siliguri.

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Devotees touch the feet of a young girl, known as a 'kumari', dressed as the Hindu goddess Durga during a ritual for the Durga Puja festival in Siliguri.

Devotees touch the feet of a young girl, known as a 'kumari', dressed as the Hindu goddess Durga during a ritual for the Durga Puja festival in Siliguri.

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A priest puts a garland on a Kumari, a virgin girl worshipped as an incarnation of Goddess Durga, during Durga Puja festival in Belur.

A priest puts a garland on a Kumari, a virgin girl worshipped as an incarnation of Goddess Durga, during Durga Puja festival in Belur.

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Priests along with devotees perform during Durga Puja festival in Bankura district in West Bengal.

Priests along with devotees perform during Durga Puja festival in Bankura district in West Bengal.

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Traditional Durga Puja being performed on Maha Asthami in north Kolkata.

Traditional Durga Puja being performed on Maha Asthami in north Kolkata.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Supremo Shibu Soren playing the traditional drum 'Dhak' on the auspicious Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja at a Pandaal in Ranchi.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Supremo Shibu Soren playing the traditional drum 'Dhak' on the auspicious Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja at a Pandaal in Ranchi.

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A priest performs traditional worship of a Kumari during the religious festival of Durga Puja in Agartala.

A priest performs traditional worship of a Kumari during the religious festival of Durga Puja in Agartala.

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An idol of goddess Durga is reflected in a puddle created by rain water at a street during Durga Puja festival in Hyderabad.

An idol of goddess Durga is reflected in a puddle created by rain water at a street during Durga Puja festival in Hyderabad.

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