In pics: Kolkata gears up for Durga Puja, preparations in full swing

Updated On Sep 21, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • One of the most awaited festivals of West Bengal, Durga Puja is around the corner. Preparations have started in full swing since the festival begins in less than a month.
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Durga Puja is celebrated for ten days in the Ashwin month. It is not just a festival for the people of Bengal but also an emotion. This year Navratri will commence on October 7, 2021, and will end on October 15, 2021. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the celebration will be scaled down all over India. Here are a few pictures of how the people of Kolkata are gearing up for the biggest festival in the city.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 04:27 PM IST

Durga Puja is celebrated for ten days in the Ashwin month. It is not just a festival for the people of Bengal but also an emotion. This year Navratri will commence on October 7, 2021, and will end on October 15, 2021. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the celebration will be scaled down all over India. Here are a few pictures of how the people of Kolkata are gearing up for the biggest festival in the city.(PTI)

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Several Durga Puja organisers have decided to scale down recognising the need for measured celebrations keeping the Covid-19 threat in view. (HT Photo/File) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Several Durga Puja organisers have decided to scale down recognising the need for measured celebrations keeping the Covid-19 threat in view. (HT Photo/File)

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An artist decorates an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumartuly, Kolkata.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An artist decorates an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumartuly, Kolkata.(PTI)

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People shop at a crowded market in Kolkata ahead of Durga Puja festival.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People shop at a crowded market in Kolkata ahead of Durga Puja festival.(PTI)

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An eye doctor checks an artist's eye during free eye camp for the artistsans of Kumartuli ahead of Durga puja festival, organised by Priyamvada Birla Arvind Eye Hospital, in Kolkata.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An eye doctor checks an artist's eye during free eye camp for the artistsans of Kumartuli ahead of Durga puja festival, organised by Priyamvada Birla Arvind Eye Hospital, in Kolkata.(PTI)

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An artist makes Goddess Durga cut-out ahead of Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuly in Kolkata.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An artist makes Goddess Durga cut-out ahead of Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuly in Kolkata.(PTI)

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Decorative items of Goddess Durga covered in plastic during rain ahead of Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuly in Kolkata.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Decorative items of Goddess Durga covered in plastic during rain ahead of Durga Puja festival, at Kumartuly in Kolkata.(PTI)

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A farmer collects lotus flowers from a pond to keep in a cold storage for use in the forthcoming Durga Puja festival, at Ahmedpur in Birbhum district.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A farmer collects lotus flowers from a pond to keep in a cold storage for use in the forthcoming Durga Puja festival, at Ahmedpur in Birbhum district.(PTI)

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