Durga Puja

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Durga Puja, also referred to as Durgotsava (‘Festival of Durga’) or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. In the states of West Bengal and Tripura in India, and in Bangladesh, it is the biggest festival of the year for Bengali hindus. It is also the most significant socio-cultural event in Bengali society. Nowadays, the Bengali diaspora arrange for Durga puja in countries such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Singapore and Kuwait, among others. For four days, the festival witnesses culmination of contemporary and traditional Bengali art-forms in the decorated "pandals" and idols. It becomes a visual feast of color and form. Let the world witness the beauty.
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Idol Through The Eye
Kumartuli I Kolkata
Calcutta, India
The Yellow Idol
Ready for Battle
At Kumartuli
Durga Puja
Chokhu dan
Sandhi Pujo
Golden Goddess
Durga Durge Durgotinasini
Praying before deity
Spreading her blessings...
Getting Ready
Dashami - Last Day of Durga Puja
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