New year for Bengalis

Updated On Apr 14, 2012 11:05 PM IST
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A married woman puts vermilion powder on the forehead of another married in front of an idol of Hindu mythological characters Savitri and her husband Satyaban on Bengali New Year in Kolkata. AP/Bikas Das
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A married woman puts vermilion powder on the forehead of another married in front of an idol of Hindu mythological characters Savitri and her husband Satyaban on Bengali New Year in Kolkata. AP/Bikas Das

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A Hindu devotee swings on a rope next to a Lord Shiva Temple during the Charak ritual in the Hoogly district, near Kolkata. AP/Kevin Frayer
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A Hindu devotee swings on a rope next to a Lord Shiva Temple during the Charak ritual in the Hoogly district, near Kolkata. AP/Kevin Frayer

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Students of Visva-Bharati University participate in 'Poila Baisakh', first day of Bengali NewYear in Birbhum district of West Bengal. PTI photo
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Students of Visva-Bharati University participate in 'Poila Baisakh', first day of Bengali NewYear in Birbhum district of West Bengal. PTI photo

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Devotees carry idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi for puja at Kalighat on the day of 'Poila Baisakh', Bengali New Year, 1419, in Kolkata.
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Devotees carry idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi for puja at Kalighat on the day of 'Poila Baisakh', Bengali New Year, 1419, in Kolkata.

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Devotees carry idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi for puja at Kalighat on the day of 'Poila Baisakh', Bengali New Year, 1419, in Kolkata.
Updated on Apr 14, 2012 11:05 PM IST

Devotees carry idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi for puja at Kalighat on the day of 'Poila Baisakh', Bengali New Year, 1419, in Kolkata.

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Devotees stand in long queues on the occasion of 'Hal Khata' to offer puja and take blessings of Goddess Kali in Dakshineswar, Kolkata. PTI photo
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Devotees stand in long queues on the occasion of 'Hal Khata' to offer puja and take blessings of Goddess Kali in Dakshineswar, Kolkata. PTI photo

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A girl gets her face painted during a celebration of 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo
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A girl gets her face painted during a celebration of 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo

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People carry masks and a replica of an elephant during a rally to celebrate 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo
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People carry masks and a replica of an elephant during a rally to celebrate 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo

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People carry masks during a rally to celebrate 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo
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People carry masks during a rally to celebrate 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo

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A child cries as members of Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team stand guard during a celebration of 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo
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A child cries as members of Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team stand guard during a celebration of 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters photo

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People watch a puppet show as they celebrate 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters/Andrew Biraj
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People watch a puppet show as they celebrate 'Poila Baishakh', the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka. Reuters/Andrew Biraj

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A Bangladeshi child wears a face mask during celebrations of the Bengali New Year or 'Poila Baishakh' in Dhaka. AFP/Munir uz Zaman
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A Bangladeshi child wears a face mask during celebrations of the Bengali New Year or 'Poila Baishakh' in Dhaka. AFP/Munir uz Zaman

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