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PHOTOS: Devotees bring home Maa Durga

Last updated on: October 16, 2015 18:16 IST
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Durga Puja, the festival that honours goddess Durga and celebrates her victory over the mythological demon named Mahishasura, kickstarts on Sunday.

Durga is interpreted as an embodiment of feminine power in Indian culture and society.

The festival is celebrated with gusto, especially in West Bengal, during the last six days of the Navratri festival. The unique part about this year's Durga Puja is that the ninth and 10th day -- Maha Navami and Dashami -- fall on the same day.

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An a Idol of a Goddess Durga being carried by the devotees from a workshop to the pandal before the Navratri Festival in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo


 

Girls click a selfie with an idol of Goddess Durga at Chitaroli in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Photograph: PTI Photo


 

Devotees carrying an idol of Goddess Durga to a pandal at Karad in Maharashtra. Photograph: PTI Photo


 

A Durga puja pandal after its inauguration by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. Photograph: PTI Photo


 

An artist applies finishing touches to a face of demon king Ravana at a pandal in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters


 

An artist adorns idols of the Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters


 

An artist applies finishing touches to a face of Goddess Durga in preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival at a pandal in Guvahati


 

Artisans install a giant idol of Goddess Durga in Kolkata.Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters


 

An artisan sandpapers an idol of Goddess Durga before applying paint on it in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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