Festivities are set to make a grand comeback this Durga Puja after a two-year hiatus. Devotees across the country are geared up to bring back the revelry which had disappeared post outbreak of an uninvited pandemic. Here’s a glimpse into the preparations underway for Dussehra.
This Goddess Durga idol weighing one metric ton will be installed at the mandap of Beniatola Sarbojanin Durga Puja community in North Kolkata. A crane was used to carry the idol from workshop to pandal.
An artist makes an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Durga Puja festival in Meerut.
An artist applies paint on an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop in Nagaon district.
Closeup shot of an artist drawing the eyes of Maa Durga. The third eye design in this sculpture is eye-catching.
Artist in Jaipur gives shape to clay idols that will surround Goddess Durga at the mandap.
Idol making underway at a workshop in Kolkata
This looks like a hut but it's a puja pandal designed in Kolkata for Durga Puja.
An artist decorates mini idol of Goddess Durga in Kolkata.
Decorations for Durga Puja pandal.
Many traditional artists have been roped in to decorate the pandals in Kolkata, in an attempt to financially help them tide over the pandemic crisis.