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Did you know the world's tallest Durga this year is in Assam?

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Last updated on: September 25, 2017 17:19 IST
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This Durga Pujo, let's go pandal hopping through India.

Durga Puja Assam

Artisans install a 100-foot bamboo idol of Durga, which is aimed at breaking the Guinness World Records for the tallest bamboo sculpture ever made, in Guwahati, Assam.
Photograph: Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters.
 

Durga Puja Kumartuli

The Durga idol of Kumartuli in Kolkata.
Photograph: @bengaltour/Instagram.

 

Durga Puja Delhi

A pandal in Delhi's Chittaranjan Park.
Photograph: @sodelhi/Instagram.

 

Durga Puja Ahmedabad

A true blue Gujarati celebration of Durga Pujo in Ahmedabad.
Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters.

 

Durga Puja Baahubali pandal

This year a pandal in Kolkata, the Sreebhumi Sporting Club, has recreated the Mahishmati palace from the film Baahubali. It is being touted as the most expensive pandal of the year and is a hot favourite among pandal hoppers in Kolkata.
Photograph: @dushdushyant/Instagram.

 

Durga Puja Assam

The Kolkata pandals are world famous for their innovation.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

 

Durga Puja Kolkata

At the Tridhara Sammilani Puja in South Kolkata.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

 

Durga Puja Kolkata Thai temple

Durga Puja Kolkata Thai temple

The Deshopriyo Park pandal in Kolkata is among the more creative ones this year with its theme of Wat Rong Khun, Thailand's White Temple in Chiang Rai.
The idols inside also stay true to theme.
Photograph: PTI Photo and @arunava_leo/Instagram.

 

Durga Pujo Kolkata

South Kolkata's Hindustan Park Sarbojonin pandal has taken inspiration from Native Americans and their culture.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

 

Durga Puja Kolkata

Another has been inspired by the Buckingham Palace!
Photograph: PTI Photo.

 

Durga Puja

Another famous pandal of Kolkata is the one by Badamtala Ashar Sangha.
Photograph: @moumitatg/Instagram.

 

Durga Puja

Almost every pandal in West Bengal tells a story.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

 

And there is nothing quite like the majesty of the goddess.
Photograph: @arunava_leo/Instagram.

 

Durga Puja

So, bring out those cameras for the carnival that is Durga Pujo.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

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