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IN PICTURES: Kolkata gears up for Durga Pujo

Last updated on: October 03, 2013 09:54 IST

Kolkata gears up for Durga Pujo

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For the devotees of Maa Durga across the globe, the wait is almost over. But in Her 'home state' West Bengal, preparations for the most awaited 10 days of the year are progressing on a war footing.

Photographer Dipak Chakroborty traverses the by lanes of Kolkata to get a sense of the preparations days before Durga Pujo, 2013.

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Image: Kumartuli Park artist Mintu Pal's 1,000-hand Durga
Photographs: Dipak Chakroborty

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An artist works on an unfinished idol at Kumartoli Park.

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Idols depicting Vishwarupa Darshan and Lord Krishna counseling Arjuna during the Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra at Mohammed Ali Park.

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A pandal under construction at the College Street in Kolkata.

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Artist Swapan Saha poses with his sabeki idol made in the tribal ek chala style.

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Kolkata gears up for Durga Pujo

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While organisers are burning the midnight oil to ensure that this year's festival goes glitch-free, some immensely-talented artists/sculptors in the state are giving the final touches to the most revered protima or idols of Maa Durga.

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Kolkata gears up for Durga Pujo

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The Santosh Mitra Square in Central Kolkata is just a decade-and-half old, and it mesmerises the guests for its remarkable innovative themes and art work.

This is located at the Bow Bazaar area off the BB Ganguly Street near Sealdah railway station.

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Kolkata gears up for Durga Pujo

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The under-construction pandal at Mohammed Ali Park.

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Artists display their work at the BosepukurSitalaTemple. The Bosepukur Sitala Mandir Durgotsab Committee is one of the flag bearers in innovative themes in Kolkata.

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Unfinished idols at the Santosh Mitra Square pandal.




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