PHOTOS | Durga Puja 2020: Celebrations around the nation’s capital

Durga Puja is a major Hindu festival celebrated over a period of 10 days in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvina, or the seventh month of the Hindu calendar. The festival holds special significance in Bengal, Assam and other eastern Indian States. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon king, Mahishasura. The festival begins the same time as Navratri.

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Devotees bring an idol of goddess Durga to immerse it in an immersion pit on the final day of Durga Puja Festival, at Sector - 56 near Kendriya Vihar, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, October 26, 2020. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

Devotees bring an idol of goddess Durga to immerse it in an immersion pit on the final day of Durga Puja Festival, at Sector - 56 near Kendriya Vihar, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, October 26, 2020. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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Durga immersion in Aram Bagh Durga Puja in utensils at New Delhi on Monday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photos)

Durga immersion in Aram Bagh Durga Puja in utensils at New Delhi on Monday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photos)

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Celebrations for Durga Puja continue in a muted fashion amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photos)

Celebrations for Durga Puja continue in a muted fashion amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photos)

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Vijay Dashmi, the day of victory marks the defeat of the demon king Mahishasura at the hands of Goddess Durga after a gruesome battle that lasted for 10 days. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photos)

Vijay Dashmi, the day of victory marks the defeat of the demon king Mahishasura at the hands of Goddess Durga after a gruesome battle that lasted for 10 days. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photos)

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The idol of Goddess Durga being immersed in an immersion pit in the nation’s capital on Monday, October 26. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

The idol of Goddess Durga being immersed in an immersion pit in the nation’s capital on Monday, October 26. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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On the 10 day of victory, Goddess Durga’s idols are carried to the nearest water source for immersion. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

On the 10 day of victory, Goddess Durga’s idols are carried to the nearest water source for immersion. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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Devotees around the country partake in the celebration and rituals of Durga Puja, on it’s last day, October 26. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

Devotees around the country partake in the celebration and rituals of Durga Puja, on it’s last day, October 26. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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The 10 Days of Navratri and Durga Puja are a celebration of the divine feminine. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

The 10 Days of Navratri and Durga Puja are a celebration of the divine feminine. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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Married women celebrate and worship the Goddess Durga by applying sindoor on each other. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

Married women celebrate and worship the Goddess Durga by applying sindoor on each other. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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Sweets and sindoor are a part of the celebration and ritual of Durga Puja. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

Sweets and sindoor are a part of the celebration and ritual of Durga Puja. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)

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On Vijay Dashmi, married women put red sindoor on the Goddess’ forehead and feet, thereafter also applying it on themselves and other married women around them. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photos)

On Vijay Dashmi, married women put red sindoor on the Goddess’ forehead and feet, thereafter also applying it on themselves and other married women around them. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photos)

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As sindoor represents the sign of a married woman, by performing this ritual, married women wish each a blessed marital life. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photos)

As sindoor represents the sign of a married woman, by performing this ritual, married women wish each a blessed marital life. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photos)

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Images and idols of the Goddess, astride a lion, attacking the demon king are a common sight at Temples and pandals on this day. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photos)

Images and idols of the Goddess, astride a lion, attacking the demon king are a common sight at Temples and pandals on this day. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photos)

Updated on Oct 26, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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