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IN PHOTOS: The most AMAZING Durga Pujos of Kolkata

Last updated on: October 5, 2011 20:52 IST

IN PHOTOS: The most AMAZING Durga Pujos of Kolkata

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Maha Nabami is perhaps one of the most awaited days of the year for the devotees of Maa Durga across the globe. But for the people of Maa Durga's 'home state' West Bengal, pujo fervour has already reached an all-time high.

Enthusiasm over Durga Pujo has rocked the 'City of Joy' yet again, with thousands of devotees thronging the major pujo pandals in the metropolis.

Kolkata and the other cities in Bengal have a penchant for putting up fantastic pujo pandals, creatively decorated, which also send out a social message, often portraying 'out of the box' observations.

Rediff.com's Dipak Chakroborty sends some fantastic images of one of the grandest, most thought-provoking and 'out of the box' Durga Pujo celebrations in Kolkata. Joy Maa Durga!

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Image: The traditional Durga Pujo celebrations by the Golf Green Sarodotsab committee in Kolkata

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The famous Kashba Bose Pukur Durga Pujo committee had used aluminum wares of daily use, like kettles, pans, jugs, etc. to decorate this year's pandal.



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The organisers have used thousands of aluminum plates to decorate the beautiful pujo pandal at Kashba Bose Pukur in Kolkata.



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A view of the aluminum-made Durga Pujo pandal at Kashba Bose Pukur.




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One of the most famous Durga Pujos in North Kolkata, Mohammed Ali Park attracts huge crowds every year.

The pujo is famous for its creatively decorated pandals and huge earthen 'protima' or idol of Maa Durga.



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This year, the organisers of Mohammed Ali Park Durga Pujo have taken up the issue of position of women in our culture as the theme for their decorations.

The famous idol at the pujo is made by Ramesh Paul.



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Women's role in our culture has been the theme for decoration in this year's Durga Pujo celebrations at Mohammed Ali Park in Kolkata.



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The Durga Pujo organisers at Kumartuli in Kolkata have used the theme of a tribal village for decorations this year.

The entire pandal and the idol have been decorated as tribal art forms.




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The tribal-themed Durga Pujo at Kumartuli in Kolkata



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Located close to the Rashbehari Avenue in South Kolkata, Mudiali Shiv Mandir is famous for organising grand Durga Pujos.

This year, Mudiali Sangha has used the theme of a tribal festival for decorating the pandal and the idol.



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