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The Making of Durga Idols at Kumartuli, Calcutta

A Photo Gallery by Himadri Shekhar Chakrabarti

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A collection of exclusive photographs by Himadri Shekhar Chakrabarti depicting the annual ritual of creating clay idols for Durga Puja in Kumartuli, India.
The Making of Durga Idols at Kumartuli, Calcutta

A beautiful white clay statue of the mother goddess sans her weapons stands ready to be shipped - perhaps to a foreign land for an expat's Durga Puja celebration

© Himadri Shekhar Chakrabarti
This is how clay models of the mother goddess Durga, and other related deities and mythical characters are made before the Hindu festival of Durga Puja by the finest of artisans of Kumartuli in Calcutta, India.

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