In pics | Kolkata Durga Puja pandal based on 'Vatican City' church theme

With just few days left, Durga Puja preparations are in full swing in West Bengal. Every year, famous pandals of

Published on Sep 23, 2022 10:39 AM IST 5 Photos

Durga Puja, an auspicious Hindu festival, symbolises the victory of good over evil, commemorating goddess Durga's victory over Mahishasur. Themed-pandals in the north Indian belt have become an inseparable part of celebrating the festival.(ANI)

Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the home to Pope. Saint Peter's Basilica church -one of the four major Basilica's in Rome - dates back to the year 1626.(ANI)

The church is one of the Catholic Church’s holiest temples and an important pilgrimage site. In Hindu tradition, goddess Durga is ceremonially worshipped in the Ashwin month, which is normally between October and September, when Durga Puja is held.(ANI)

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Goddess Druga appeared from the fusion of all the gods' energies in heaven to destroy Mahishasura. From dressing in new garments, handing out sweets, cleaning homes, some people even perform fasting to express their devotion.(ANI)

(File) Sree Bhumi Sporting Club's Dubai skyscraper Burj Khalifa themed Durga Puja pandal that witnessed huge crowd last year.(ANI)

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